Welcome to the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & 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.

sea kayakers on Kayak Beach, Peaks Island

Upcoming Events

  1. WERU Radio Talk

    April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Spring 2017 Members Meeting

    April 29
  3. Wilderness Risk Management Conference

    November 1 - November 3

Become a Maine Guide

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

MITA paddle from East End Beach