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 in Sea Kayaking

First steps to help you discover sea kayaking and plan your paddling trips.

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.

Casco Bay sunrise

Upcoming Events

  1. Weather on the Run

    March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Spring Members Meeting

    April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Wilderness First Aid Afloat (WFAA)

    April 27 - April 28
  4. ACA Instructor Trainer Conference

    October 10 - October 13