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.
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.