Join us for Half Day, Bioluminescent, and Full Day kayaking tours and receive 20% off your entire purchase when you book them at the same time!
Spend three days exploring by sea kayak with Castine Kayak's experienced Maine sea kayak guides and knowledgeable naturalists/historians. You'll enhance your kayaking skills while gaining a well rounded understanding of the area and its local history as well as exploring and visiting secluded beaches. Glide in your kayak along the amazing conveyor belt of the tidal current as you observe porpoise and seals in their habitat and examine the underwater marine life of the rich ecosystem of Penobscot Bay. Return each evening to the comfort of a classic B&B within walking distance of your takeout point at Castine Kayak on Castine Harbor. Enjoy choosing from a variety eateries in town all with their own unique style and within walking distance. Choose from a variety of kayaking excursions. We'll customize your vacation for you! Half Days, Full Days with lunch, and Bioluminescent Night Tours!
TO BOOK: Trips must be booked at the same time to receive discounted price. Choose your tour days and times separately HERE and enter the following Coupon Code at checkout: SeaKayakingGetawayPackage
Half Day Tour: (book HERE first/we recommend 9-12 Tour) Enjoy paddling Castine’s historic coastline as you observe Castine’s hillside village from a kayaker’s perspective. We'll meander through classic wooden sailboats moored in the harbor and paddle amongst the beautiful coastal islands of Castine Bay. Visit beaches and examine sea life above and below the water and learn a bit about the history and current events of Castine. Every trip includes instruction geared toward each individual's skills, for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Our small group to guide ratio allows us to make every trip exciting and unique!
Stargazing and Bioluminescent Tour: (book HERE after your Day Trip) Experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Bay under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Fascinating! Castine's Harbor is Maine's own Bioluminescent Bay with a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for these glow in the dark phytoplankton to survive and multiply.
In our unique "Floating Planetarium", we'll explore the constellations of the stars of the night sky immersed in the bioluminescent stars of the water! We gather just prior to sunset and after getting outfitted with lifejackets, paddles and lights we head to the docks with our Registered/Licensed Maine Sea Kayak Guide for paddling instruction and then launch our kayaks into the calm mystical night waters of Castine's Bioluminescent Bay… as the light fades the water begins to glow!
Full Day Picnic & Paddle: (book HERE after Half Day & Bioluminescent) A full day adventure allows time for in-depth exploration of all the incredible wonders this coastline has to offer. Each Wednesday and other days by arrangement we will go to different areas of the bay planning our journey based on tides, currents, wind and waves and group desires! Marvel at the wonder of reversing falls. Explore the life beneath the surface, starfish, urchins and more. Experience dramatic 12 foot tidal changes (if you choose; play and surf in tidal rips!) Paddle among seals, ospreys, eagles and herons. Enjoy included picnic lunch on one of our many scenic island locations.
Sample Itineraries: Option 1, Discounted Price $208: Day 1: Half Day Tour Day 2: Bioluminescent Tour Day 3: Full Day Tour in Castine w/ lunch
Option 2, Discounted Price $220: Day 1: Half Day Tour Day 2: Custom Away Full Day Tour w/ lunch Day 3: Bioluminescent Tour