Go with a Guide
For your safety and enjoyment when paddling the coast of Maine.
We welcome Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides from Maine and other states, and non-guides who would like to be involved.
Become a Maine Guide
Maine Guides were first licensed in 1897. There are now approximately 4,000 licensed Maine Guides.
Maine Sea Kayaking Guide Courses 2019
The following MASKGI business members are offering these Sea Kayaking Guide training courses for the 2019 season.
Click on each name for more info and a link to the outfitter's course listing.
v Alice's Awesome Adventures
v Castine Kayak Adventures
v Maine Kayak
v Pinniped Kayak
v Portland Paddle
Welcome to the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors
The rocky, forest-lined shores of Maine offer kayakers a dream come true. With more coastline than California (over 3,400 miles), you will find innumerable bays, coves, inlets, and beaches to explore. Our waters provide a challenging paddling environment, with frigid temperatures even in the summer, fog, huge tidal ranges, and pronounced ocean currents. Whether you're a Mainer or a visitor: for your safety and enjoyment when paddling the coast of Maine, plan to use a knowledgeable Outfitter or Guide. Use our Resources to help plan your trip.