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About Portland Paddle
Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak tours three mornings each week. Experienced paddlers can rent kayaks or SUPs and explore the Maine Island Trail. We're located at the East End Beach a short drive or walk from downtown Portland. Our site on the waterfront of Casco Bay is perfectly situated for paddling. Dozens of interesting islands are nearby and the waters near the beach are relatively calm and protected. We are a seasonal business open from mid-May to mid-October. Our hours may vary in the spring and fall.
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X8924SAnicoles wrote a review 24 Sep
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I did the sunset kayak tour. This was probably the highlight of my trip! First, it was super easy and efficient to book a reservation. Second, the tour itself was amazing! And third, our guide, Garrison, was awesome! The views were incredible. I am a nervous person, but I felt completely at ease the entire tour. Towards the end of the tour, a storm was starting to roll in, but our guide got us to shore in time to miss the storm. I highly recommend!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mika D wrote a review 23 Sep
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First time kayaking in the ocean! We went with a group of ~10-12. Our instructor was very helpful and knowledgeable. We were having some issues with our kayak’s rudder, but our instructor was able to assist us quickly. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Steve T wrote a review 13 Sep
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Stand up paddle board lessons. Had a super time. Instructor was so helpful and very knowledgeable for everyone no matter your skill level. We had a small group, just 3 learner's enjoying every minute.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Doris L wrote a review 12 Sep
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We had a great time and learned a lot about basic sea kayaking. Erin was great! Knowledgeable, friendly, good humor. I think all of us had a good time!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Emily W wrote a review 10 Sep
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We went kayaking on a day with an iffy forecast. The staff had a solid contingency plan if it were to get too windy - call us back to shore early and reimburse us for the lost time. The wind stayed calm and we got to take our time cruising around the bay. They gave us great tips for what to see out there, the kayaks were in great condition and they gave us a wet bag for our belongings. Highly recommend also getting a bite at the food trucks up the hill!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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