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HARBOR TO HARBOR TOUR

A phenomenal half day paddle, this trip will follow the rocky coastline of West Penobscot Bay as you travel between two of Maine's classic harbors - Camden and Rockport. You will take in beautiful views of the Camden Hills and the islands of the bay while your guide teaches you about the local history and ecology of the area while pointing out wildlife in the water and the air. Regardless of your itinerary, you will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch along the way!

Booking Information

4-Hour Guided Tour with Lunch

9am-1pm, Thursdays & Saturdays

Kayaks, paddles and PFDs are provided.

$120 Adult (16+) / $110 Child (10-15) (Minimum age is 10)

After meeting at Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport, we’ll shuttle as a group to a nearby put-in to begin our trip. After lunch, we will paddle to a public launch ramp for a shuttle back to Rockport. Depending on the sea state, weather, tides, and wind, your guide will decide whether you travel in a northerly or southerly direction.

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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 the Harbor to Harbor tour.

How long will we be on the water?

Harbor to Harbor Tours last four hours and assume we’ll be actively paddling for three  and a half to four hours.

Will we see any wildlife? 

We frequently see eagles, osprey, loons, sea ducks, harbor seals, porpoises and the occasional gray seal.

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.

I’m an entry level paddler who has paddled a few times, is this
trip appropriate for me? 

Participants on the harbor to harbor tour ought to have had some paddling experience before and be in reasonably good physical condition. We’ll likely be paddling for three hours with a significant break for lunch on an island.  It's very doable but at the end of the day you’ll know you exerted yourself.

Do we land on an island?

Yes, we land on Curtis Island and have lunch up at the lighthouse.

Is lunch included? 

Yes lunch is catered by a local market,  you’ll have a choice of a few sandwich options when you book.

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 is a god idea and sunscreen, and water bottle is recommended. 

Minimum Trip 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 4 people.

Reviews

Chris and Hazel were our guides and we had a fantastic time. Chris was the best guide I have ever learned from -- incredibly well informed, flexible, pleasant. I loved our far ranging conversation while we paddled. He is a gem. Hazel was great, too. And... despite having kayaked since a kid (and being a senior now) it was the first time anyone had told me to PUSH with the opposing hand rather than pull the paddle through the water -- what a difference to the exertion level! Many thanks!

- Paddler, 7/14/2024