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Portland Paddle

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My first time on a Stand-Up Paddleboard.

I did the guided sunset stand-up paddleboard 9-14-18. Joe was our guide. This was my first time on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saco, Maine
A thrilling way to enjoy Casco Bay!

My husband Tim and I signed up for the Fort Gorges tour for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Biddeford, Maine
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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...more
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1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
+1 207-370-9730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the guided sunset stand-up paddleboard 9-14-18. Joe was our guide. This was my first time on a stand-up paddleboard. I felt safe and was able to have a nice enjoyable experience with Joe's knowledge and experience. He made our trip enjoyable and we...More

Thank csands830
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Tim and I signed up for the Fort Gorges tour for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We had so much fun! It was the perfect outdoor activity to enjoy-something different and a great way to really get close to the ocean in the...More

Thank caseyjbissell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the overnight trip to Jewell Island-excellent guide and overall great experience. A good choice for people who have kayaked a bit, and are looking to challenge themselves with a longer trip and further exploration of the islands in Casco Bay. Super-impressed with the whole...More

Thank valeriewicks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Fort Gorges 3 hour trip. It was fantastic! Our guide was wonderful - she gave us a brief history of the fort and showed us around. We also enjoyed paddling around he harbor. Great time, not to be missed!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the kayaking tour to Fort Gorges and had a great time. We were part of a small group and had perfect weather which helped! Our tour guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Would strongly recommend to others.

Thank kimfrenchrn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had a wonderful time with the guide. Our daughters are 7 and 11 and they set us up with tandem kayaks, and the guide provided age-appropriate coaching and stories. Recommended for sure to families. Also, they donate to the local elementary school, which...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Sunset Kayak Tour on a pretty windy evening and our guide did a great job of keeping us together, safe and secure. We saw a beautiful sunset and had a wonderful time. This was the highlight of a wonderful weekend in Portland....More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The process was simple and the staff were super helpful getting everything set up and making sure we knew what to do. Our guide Finn was great, super nice and fun to talk with during the tour. He knew a ton about the area and...More

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are experienced canoe paddlers but had never taken a kayak in the ocean. After this half day course we feel we learned a ton and feel confident we could take on a (short) ocean voyage. Thanks for building our confidence Joe G. and Portland...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing short of a fun experience ! My two daughters and niece, totally had a unique experience , the staff was friendly and courteous and was helpful in every was. This was their first experience at paddle board yoga and the instructor was patient ,...More

Thank Lester D
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Roxanne S
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Zack A | Property representative |
No, we have never had any encounters with sharks on our tours, and I've never heard of any other kayak company in Maine encountering sharks on their tours. We paddle in Casco Bay and sharks mainly stay just outside the bay... More
Mare M
July 6, 2018|
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Response from Andy D | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather and your attitude! Once it was so calm I could use the surface as a mirror. Other times, not so much. The instruction is excellent and the guides will teach you what you need to know; if it's... More