1 Cutter St
Portland, ME 04101
Start times vary (9:30 AM, 1 PM, etc.) – please book directly online with Portland Paddle!
Paddle a Route Rich with History
A 3-HOUR GUIDED SEA KAYAK TOUR WITH A VISIT TO PORTLAND’S LEGENDARY FORT GORGES
Fort Gorges, a mid-19th-century granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it’s only accessible by small boat. This three-hour trip is the best way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region’s most exciting historic landmarks.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
A visit to historic Fort Gorges, where you’ll spend 30-45 minutes exploring the site
Possible sightings of seals, eider ducks, guillemots, osprey, eagles and all sorts of seabirds
Roughly two hours of slow to moderate-paced sea kayaking; appropriate for novices
Possible splashing and dripping during the paddle — you may get slightly damp or wet.
- Double (two-person) sea kayaks that are stable, swift and perfect for beginners. Or, if you prefer, request a solo kayak.
- A brief lesson on the basics of sea kayaking taught by an expert kayak guide
- Licensed Maine Guide