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Offering water adventures for all skill levels, Portland Paddle provides kayak and SUP rentals, guided tours, and lessons. If you're a complete beginner, you can enjoy a sunset kayak tour, or take a longer excursion to improve your skills. Experienced paddlers can rent equipment and explore dozens of islands in calm and protected waters. Visitors looking for a fun activity to do with a group of friends, coworkers, or family can choose between a range of options, including multi-day kayaking trips with overnight camping on Cow Island or Jewell Island. This is a seasonal business in operation between mid-May and mid-October. Hours may vary in the spring and autumn, so be sure to check the website for details before your finalize your plans. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Portland Paddle and many more Portland attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Portland trip planner.
Portland Paddle reviews
We had such an outstanding experience! We went for my SIL birthday and to be honest I was super nervous. Our guide was amazing and made us feel so comfortable. We were given dry suites to wear over...
We had such an outstanding experience! We went for my SIL birthday and to be honest I was super nervous. Our guide was amazing and made us feel so comfortable. We were given dry suites to wear over... more »
What a great experience! Zack guided us nauvices around the bay, making for a wonderful birthday excursion. He was professional, kind and calm—which enabled us to relax and enjoy the beautiful day...
What a great experience! Zack guided us nauvices around the bay, making for a wonderful birthday excursion. He was professional, kind and calm—which enabled us to relax and enjoy the beautiful day... more »
A truly beautiful experience on a nice day such as the one I had on my trip. The kayaking was great, not too strenuous and even the young in the group were able to handle it. Our guide Henry did an amazing job and kept everyone safe and on track. Being able to explore the fort was a wonderful experience and there was plenty of time. From the history, to the architecture, to the construction I couldn't get enough. I think this was about the perfect duration for the average tourist, but I'll be back for more! This was my first experience with ocean kayaks and I'm in love! Unbelievable value for what I paid in my opinion. Booking was a breeze online and confirmed instantly. They have sunscreen available if you forget yours. I'm always hungry and brought snacks, but I should have brought a sandwich. A small dry bag is provided and you could easily fit a lunch, your phone, wallet, and light weight rain jacket in. Don't forget to tip your guides!
The view was beautiful driving to the preparation area. The guide was fabulous. He was former military. He gave a great safety talk before the trip and made every effort to learn the names of rowers. We were lucky enough to see some wild life including 2 seals. While rowing is nice exercise, I wasn’t exhausted after this venture & feel the novice label was appropriate. Some in our group did have difficulty steering the kayak on the way back. I would recommend staying in the same formation if using a tandem kayak as you are fitted for the pedal action. The tour of the fort was a bit long but a welcomed break to stand up, stretch legs and learn a little local history. Once again, our guide pointed out safety issues-so appreciated. Definitely- take water!! sun screen-sun screen-sun screen! Water shoes are the best options. The winds were very calm on the day of our exertion, not sure I would have loved huge waves. I would easily use this company again & feel the bay offered more interesting sights than some other options
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