Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors

Go with a Guide!

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. This beautiful coastline can at times provide a challenging paddling environment, with frigid water temperatures, fog, large tidal ranges, and pronounced ocean currents. These conditions are why the state requires any person leading a commercial trip on it's coastal waters or tributaries to have successfully completed the rigorous testing required of a Registered Maine Sea Kayak guide.  

Whether you're a local Mainer or a visitor from away, for your safety and enjoyment when paddling the coast of Maine, plan to use a knowledgeable, Registered Maine Guide.  

 Find a Guide or Instructor.

MASKGI guides span the entire coast of Maine, so no matter where you are there's a professional, highly-trained guide ready to show you the beauty of the Maine coast.  

 MASKGI Guides and Outfitters by Region

Portland and South

Casco Bay Kayak

Harpswell, Maine

(207) 465-6027 

Casco Bay Kayak specializes in private, personalized small group tours

With 214 miles of coastline in Harpswell, and Casco Bay's many public access islands, the opportunities for wildlife sightings, tidal pool exploration, and beautiful scenery is endless.  We will work with you to personalize your kayaking adventure based on your skill level and interests. 

Nanuq Kayak

Portland, ME

(207) 885-6884

Adventure Starts Here!




From Beginner to Expert

Rock, Paddle, Surf

Rowley, MA

(978) 270-8170


Rock, Paddle, Surf Kayak Coaching has been incorporated since 2006. It continues to bring the highest quality sea kayaking experiences to Salem, the North Shore, the New England coast and beyond!

Midcoast Maine

Maine Kayak

New Harbor, Maine

(207) 677-3455

Discover Kayaking

Maine Kayak offers sea and lake kayaking trips, whitewater kayaking instruction and  kayak and SUP rentals

Alice's Awesome Adventures

Brunswick, Maine

(207) 729-6333

Have an adventure...

Join Master Maine Guide and Mere Point native, Alice Bean Andrenyak on a guided ecotour. Provider of customized, personal, individual and small group outdoor trips and workshops in Maine's Casco Bay  

Seaspray Kayaking

Brunswick, Maine

(207) 404-1100

Guided tours for all levels.  

See why Maine's coast is considered some of the worlds best sea kayaking.

North Star Adventures

Unity, Maine

(207) 692-3138

North Star Adventures

Inspiring personal growth, self-awareness, creativity and wellness through the outdoors.

Midcoast Kayak

Damariscotta, Maine

(207) 729-6333

Sea kayaking on Muscongus Bay and Damariscotta River

Midcoast Kayak offers a variety of kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals as well as tours and lessons in the Midcoast Maine region.

Tidal Transit

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

(207) 633-7140

On the Water in Boothbay Harbor

Tidal Transit Kayak Company supplies you with everything you need to experience Maine from its finest perspective. 

Penobscot Bay

Sea Kayak Stonington

Stonington, Maine

(207) 266-2717

Island Hopping in the Stonington Archipelago

Custom guided trips, instruction and rentals. 

Acadia and Down East

Castine Kayak Adventures

Castine, Maine

(207) 866-3506

Offering safe, fun, custom trips since 1997

Experience coastal Maine as it should be experienced: from the water! We invite you to sea kayak in Castine's beautiful, serene, island speckled Penobscot Bay, connecting Mid Coast and Downeast Maine, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. 

Coastal Kayaking Tours

Bar Harbor, Maine

(207) 288-9605

Explore coastal Maine by kayak…

Coastal Kayaking Tours provides a wide variety of exciting tours, with most of them conducted among the dramatic Porcupine Islands in Frenchman Bay.  Whether you are an experienced paddler, or brand new to the sport, we have a tour that is perfect for you. Join us and experience the ultimate in paddling.

What to ask a Maine Guide