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Sea Kayak the Brooklin Islands

קיבל דירוג של 5.0 מתוך 5 ב-11 ביקורות.Brooklin, ארצות הברית

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חוויה בהנחיית Michael

7 שעות
כלול בפעילות: ציוד
עד 6 משתתפים
שפות: אנגלית

מה נעשה

At the east end of Eggemoggin Reach, a string of islands stretches along the Brooklin shore, several of which are preserves owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. We’ll launch from Naskeag Point and, with a little help from the tidal currents, we’ll paddle around these islands and take time to visit a few.

We’ll check-out one of the biggest glacial erratic boulders around on Hog Island, once owned by author E.B. White’s family. On Big Babson Island we’ll have a chance to walk the trail through the island’s spruce-rimmed meadows. Elsewhere we’ll paddle past massive shell mounds left by the islands’ earlier inhabitants, and with the WoodenBoat School nearby, we’re likely to come across a few classic wooden sailboats. We’ll find a pretty spot for lunch and you’ll have a chance to soak-in the island ambiance at your leisure.

Depending on the group and the conditions, we’ll paddle 8 - 10 miles with a little help from the current, with an hourly break on an island. This leisurely-paced excursion is a good trip for beginners or those who haven’t paddled on the ocean. Most islands are closely-spaced and some areas can be fairly sheltered. The current will help us return to the launch.

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At the east end of Eggemoggin Reach, a string of islands stretches along the Brooklin shore, several of which are preserves owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. We’ll launch from Naskeag Point and, with a little help from the tidal currents, we’ll paddle around these islands and take time to visit a few.

We’ll check-out one of the biggest glacial erratic boulders around on Hog Island, once owned by author E.B. White’s family. On Big B…

המחויבות של Michael לבטיחות

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מה מקבלים?

  • ציוד כלול
    Sea kayaks and related gear. I have several 'performance' sea kayaks (abou...
החל מ-$130
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בהנחיית Michael

ב-Airbnb מאז 2019
  • 11 ביקורות
  • זהות מאומתת
I've been guiding and teaching on the Maine coast since 2010, mostly around Stonington (just south of Brooklin) and have lived just across Eggemoggin Reach from these islands for a couple of winters. I wrote the guidebook 'AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England,' as well as a number of articles in sea kayaking and outdoor magazines, and will soon have a new book out about a two-month sea kayak journey my wife Rebecca and I took along the Maine coast.

I've usually worked for other outfitters, often guiding many trips in the same areas, to destinations that get a bit repetitious, but I'm enthusiastic about taking people to a group of islands I've loved exploring, that commercial guided trips seldom visit. As an instructor, I'm also very happy to help paddlers discover new skills
I've been guiding and teaching on the Maine coast since 2010, mostly around Stonington (just south of Brooklin) and have lived just across Eggemoggin Reach from these islands for a couple of winters. I wrote the guidebook 'AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England,' as well as a number of articles in sea kayaking and outdoor magazines, and will soon have a new book out about a two-month sea kayak journey my wife Rebecca and I took along the Maine coast.

I've usually worked for other out…
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איפה נהיה?

Accessible only by boat, these islands are a mix of granite ledge and glacial till, topped by dense spruce forests. Hog Island has a pair of broad, beach-lined coves, a massive boulder and the bluffs of Devil's Head. Big Babson Island's meadows turn verdant with wildflowers, and from the Torrey Islands we'll get a broad view up the reach toward the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. Boulders dot the shorelines - perfect for learning boat-maneuvering.

קיבל דירוג של 5.0 מתוך 5 ב-11 ביקורות.

Alice
ספטמבר 2019
What an amazing experience! Michael is an incredibly knowledgeable guide — like this is the guy who wrote the guidebook for the region and trains the other guides — and takes clients to destinations off the beaten path of commercial routes, so the experience feels unique. He is also just a really great person who genuinely cares about the safety and well-being of his guests and strives to deliver your best adventure. Would highly recommend!
What an amazing experience! Michael is an incredibly knowledgeable guide — like this is the guy who wrote the guidebook for the region and trains the other guides — and takes clien…
Mary
ספטמבר 2019
Great trip around the islands off Brooklin. Day was stunning, pace was good and Michael was in tune with the small group's ability and interest. Highly recommend this trip. It was the perfect start to our vacation.
Justine
ספטמבר 2019
I'm so glad I signed up for this experience! It was a spectacular paddle. We had a gorgeous day and Michael had carefully planned the trip so we paddled with the tide both ways and got to visit three beautiful islands. He took time to make sure we each were fitted and comfortable in our kayaks and let the group determine the pace. I especially enjoyed the kayak I got to use - it was really fast and made paddling feel effortless. I highly recommend this trip - there is nothing like getting out on the water on the Maine coast and being in a kayak gives you such an intimate experience of the space between sea and island, between the Atlantic and the granite coast.
I'm so glad I signed up for this experience! It was a spectacular paddle. We had a gorgeous day and Michael had carefully planned the trip so we paddled with the tide both ways and…
David
אוגוסט 2019
Excellent trip -- highly recommended! Michael is a great guide who tailors the trip to the participants and is very knowledgeable about the area
Ashley
אוגוסט 2019
This tour was outstanding. Michael knew a lot about the area and was able to share a lot of interesting information about the islands and what we were seeing. He kind of allowed us to guide the experience as far as determining how frequency and duration of our stops. My partner and I are definitely novice kayakers and I feel confident Michael could have assisted in a crisis situation as he taught us key safety techniques prior to setting out and kept a watchful eye on the weather.
This tour was outstanding. Michael knew a lot about the area and was able to share a lot of interesting information about the islands and what we were seeing. He kind of allowed us…
Angie
אוגוסט 2019
Michael was a great guide for this kayaking experience. He was helpful when any of the 4 of us had a problem and taught us how to work the equipment. He was engaging the group by allowing us to participate in figuring out what islands to go to, where to stop for a break and picking the perfect spot for lunch. Today was an exceptionally awesome day where nature showed us how random things can be and we can calmly enjoy it. Would recommend this trip to a novice or experienced kayaker.
Michael was a great guide for this kayaking experience. He was helpful when any of the 4 of us had a problem and taught us how to work the equipment. He was engaging the group by a…

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    מדיניות ביטולים

    ניתן לבטל השתתפות בכל חוויה ולקבל החזר כספי מלא עד 24 שעות אחרי הרכישה או לפחות 7 ימים לפני תחילתה.

    דרישות לאורחים

    החוויה מתאימה ל-6 אורחים לכל היותר, מגיל 18 ומעלה.

    טיפים נוספים

    In case of bad weather or rough conditions, we may cancel or seek a more sheltered locale.

    מה צריך להביא

    Water shoes or sandals that can get wet

    Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen