Welcome to the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors (MASKGI)

Maine Island

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 you plan your trip.

sea kayaker paddling by snow covered cliffs


We welcome Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides from Maine and other states, as well as non-guides who would like to be involved.

Towing in the Surf Zone

Become a Maine Guide

Maine Guides were first licensed in 1897. There are now approximately 4,000 licensed Maine Guides.

Rock Landing