Casco Bay Kayak Traverse - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Casco Bay Kayak Traverse

This three-day guided expedition begins in Portland and island-hops across the breadth of Casco Bay. Along the way, you’ll camp on the islands of the Maine Island Trail and experience the diverse environments found in the bay — from the exposed ocean-like conditions along the outer islands to the calm and peaceful estuaries of the inner waters.

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Portland Paddle
East End Beach, Cutter Street
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
Thursday, July 14 – Saturday, July 16

This trip is great for first-time kayak campers as well as those who have experience with paddling expeditions. Some prior ocean kayaking experience is required, however. If you are new to sea kayaking, we suggest taking one of our lessons before signing up for this trip. That said, your guide will provide basic instruction, and there will be plenty of opportunities to improve your paddling skills along the way.

2022 TRIPS: June 16-18, June 28-30, July 14-16, July 24-26, August 7-9, August 28-30, and September 11-13.

COST: $430 per person


Island-hopping across Casco Bay and visiting several islands on the Maine Island Trail

Watching the sun set over Casco Bay from oceanside campsites

Experiencing the many sides of Casco Bay — from open ocean to protected estuaries


Well-rounded, delicious meals

Kayaks and other paddling gear

Dry bags for packing your belongings

Licensed Maine guide



Prior sea kayaking experience

Ability to paddle for several hours in one day (with many breaks)

Comfort with tent camping