Professional Development

MASKGI is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to raising professional standards for those guiding and teaching sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on the coast of Maine. In accordance with our mission, we offer programs for guides, instructors, and the sea kayaking public.



Sea Kayak New England developed the online learning center with the student as the focal point. This style of learning allows students to work at their own pace and on a schedule that works best for them. We are constantly developing new videos to keep providing learners with new skills and techniques. Course topics include kayak repair, navigation, paddling techniques, backcountry meals, and advanced paddling. Click here to see a list of these courses.