Adventure Trips | Kayaking in Maine

The state of Maine entices kayak enthusiasts with 3500 miles of craggy coastline and access to about 3,000 small islands. Maine kayak excursions come in all varieties. Some people come to Maine to learn how to kayak. Others rent a kayak for a few hours. Adventurous kayak enthusiasts take an all day guided tour, or multi-day kayak and camping excursions.

Maine Kayaking Vacations

The New England cliche -- "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes" -- epitomizes the necessity of careful packing for a Maine kayak trip. Even during summertime, temperatures might rise and fall like the waves, so prepare for extreme temperature changes. Bring along everything from heavy fleece pullovers and wool hats, to bathing suits,sunglasses and suntan lotion, advises Shelley Johnson, author of "The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook." Cover your feet with a pair of neoprene booties or rugged sport sandals. In cooler weather, you will need a windproof and waterproof jacket.

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