Outfitters & Guides

Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides & Instructors: Outfitters and Guides listed by Region.

Professional Development

Opportunities for guide courses, first aid training, skill building, and other applied instruction.

Getting Started

First steps to help you discover sea kayaking.

Maine Island in Penobscot Bay

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.