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CAMDEN HARBOR TOUR

Depart from downtown Camden and enter into the heart of West Penobscot Bay.  On our most popular tour, you will circumnavigate Curtis Island and its working lighthouse, paddle alongside cruising yachts and historic schooners, and take in beautiful views of the Camden Hills and the islands of the bay. Your guide will teach you about the local history and ecology of the area while pointing out wildlife in the water and the air.

Booking Information

2-Hour Guided Tour

Kayaks, paddles and PFDs are provided.

Tours depart twice daily, 10am and 1pm June through September.

$60 Adult (16+) / $50 Child (10-15) (Minimum age is 10)

You can find our booth and reservations staff at Bay View Landing next to Peter Ott’s Restaurant in Camden, Maine. Limited tours available throughout early June and late September, check departure schedule. Reservations recommended.

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FAQs

What kind of boats will we be paddling?

We use sea tandems and have a few singles as well.

How old does my child need to be to accompany us?

Children over the age of 10 are welcome on our trips.

How long will we be on the water?

Camden Harbor Tours last two hours and assume we’ll be actively paddling for an hour and a half to an hour and three quarters.

Will we see any wildlife? 

We frequently see eagles, osprey, loons, sea ducks, seals, porpoises and the occasional whale.

What should I wear?

Wear clothes and footwear you are comfortable getting wet. You should also bring a warm top NO MATTER the forecast.

What about inclement weather?

We will still paddle in the rain but high winds or forecasted thunderstorms may require us to cancel a trip.  If we have to cancel for weather, customers will receive a full refund.

Are there any accommodations for disabled paddlers?

We do have some sit on top kayaks that may be of interest for paddler with physical limitations. Please call our Programs Office at 236-7120 for more information.

Do we get out and walk around the island? 

We paddle around Curtis Island but this trip doesn’t land on the island.

Can I take a camera or cell phone on the trip / what should I take on
the trip?

A dry bag for camera and cell phones, and sunscreen and water bottles is recommended.

Minimum Participants

Maine Sport sets a minimum number of participants for each of our guided trips. If the minimum number of participants for a trip is not met, we will gladly move your reservation to the next available trip. If your heart is set on the original reservation, Maine Sport can run the trip as a private guided tour customizing the itinerary and the timing for a modest additional fee. Contact our Outdoors Program desk for more information at 207-236-8797. If no trip is available, Maine Sport will refund the transaction in the original form of payment. The minimum participants for this trip is 2 people.

Reviews

A perfect weather day - tour guides did a great job!

- Paddler, 7/4/2024

Tour guides excellent especially Ada (think that was her name).

- Paddler, 7/7/2024

This was simply wonderful. Cameron our guide was great, very knowledgeable and helpful. As an inexperienced Kayaker I felt relaxed and safe paddling along. I highly recommend this tour -- the best way to get a view of the harbor!

- Paddler, 7/10/2024