Where to Kayak on the Maine Coast & What You Need to Know

There are few outdoor activities quite as peaceful as gliding across the water on a kayak. Our area of Coastal Maine features a range of kayaking opportunities from open water adventures to guided harbor tours full of wildlife. If you’re interested in kayaking during your vacation, grab a friend or loved one and set out on the water for a serene float filled with the smell of the ocean, nature’s calmness, and scenic views. Here is where to kayak on the Maine Coast.

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Where to Kayak on the Maine Coast & What You Need to Know

Where to Kayak

Our region of Coastal Maine is full of fabulous places to kayak for all experience levels. One of the most popular spots for sea kayaking is the Maine Island Trail, a network of water trails with more than 200 wild islands and Coastal mainland sites along the way. See Harbor seals basking in the sun, diving Ospreys catching fish, and soaring Bald Eagles overhead. For longer excursions, adventurous and seasoned kayakers can embark on open-water trips to Boothbay Harbor and Southport Island.

Kayak Rentals & Tours

Seaspray Kayaking & Paddleboarding, in Brunswick, ME,  offers kayak rentals. They conveniently deliver your kayaks, lifejackets, and all necessary gear directly to your launch site or to the Inn. In addition to rentals, Seaspray offers guided kayak tours. Join a half-day guided trip from the Sebasco Harbor Resort into Casco Bay where you can see fabulous wildlife and stunning views of the Atlantic! On Seaspray guided tours, no experience is necessary and you can choose between single or two-person kayaks.  

More Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

There’s more to do than just kayaking on Maine’s Coast. If you can’t spend enough time in the great outdoors, plan a trip to one of the area’s best beaches. You can also take a look at our guide on the top Maine Coast attractions and things to do. You won’t be short on ways to spend your time in our scenic coastal region.

Where to Stay

Exterior Grey Havens

For an authentic Maine getaway with spectacular ocean views, stay with us at Grey Havens Inn. Perched high on a bluff along the Atlantic Coast, our historic Georgetown B&B features a selection of charming guest rooms from which you can choose.

Frequently referred to as a “castle-by-the-sea,” our Inn is quiet and peaceful, but still near the best attractions, like Maine Coast kayaking. If you’re traveling via sailboat, feel free to anchor offshore and join us for dinner at our onsite restaurant or for a cozy night’s stay. Regardless of the occasion, your time at Grey Havens will including stunning views, luxurious amenities, and plenty of ways to indulge.

Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you on the ultimate Coastal Maine getaway.