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Portland Paddle

1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
+1 207-370-9730
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The staff makes it so easy!

I've rented from Portland Paddle at least 15 times and love it every time! I've done the two hour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Portland, Maine
Friendly Staff, Fun Experience on the Water

We signed up for two full hours of kayaking at sunset. At $40/each, the price seems pretty high... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Clara R
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak tours three mornings each week. Experienced paddlers can rent kayaks or SUPs and explore the Maine Island Trail. We're located at the East End Beach a short drive or walk from downtown Portland. Our site on the waterfront of Casco Bay is perfectly situated for paddling. Dozens of interesting islands are nearby and the waters near the beach are relatively calm and protected.
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“kayak trip” (11 reviews)
“sunset tour” (12 reviews)
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1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
+1 207-370-9730

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Reviewed yesterday

I've rented from Portland Paddle at least 15 times and love it every time! I've done the two hour kayak rental, guided sunset paddle to Fort Gorges, and an overnight group paddle to Jewel Island. It's so easy to park nearby and rent kayaks for...More

Thank katiewoodoneword
Reviewed 4 days ago

We signed up for two full hours of kayaking at sunset. At $40/each, the price seems pretty high, but we had so much fun I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I'm a seasoned kayaker and initially wanted the two of us in singles, but...More

Thank Clara R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Eric and Fin were excellent guides. They are professional, experienced, and fun guides! It was a highlight of our vacation!

Thank Heathernreese
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Henry, our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we saw. The team was very helpful getting us geared up and ready. The splash skirts were a wonderful addition. We have kayaked before and never had those....More

Thank Stacy G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was worried that it would be too cold to go paddle boarding as it was in the low 60s and overcast. But Portland Paddle provided us with wet suits, splash jacket, and booties for no extra cost. I was plenty warm the whole time...More

Thank Spikeadoodles
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very fortunate to be in a small group, have perfect weather, and calm seas. Eric led us around the water and let us climb all over Fort Gorges, too! We learned a lot about history, geography, and ornithology. The Portland Paddle employees were...More

Thank linseaweed
Reviewed 6 days ago

No experience needed!! Portland Paddle will take good care of you...The paddle to Fort Gorges takes an hour, the fort is very interesting...Great way to spend a morning!! Then go have a nice lunch somewhere in the easterm prom area/

1  Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third class with Portland Paddle and my first experience with stand-up paddleboarding. As before, the class was very well organized, the instructor knowledgeable and fun to learn from; all in all a great time and great value. Highly recommended!!

Thank PietroNuvolari
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a gentle short paddle along the Portland foreshore. We went out after a day indoors and was ideal refreshing activity. Wasn't clear to me from the website but they supply waterproof jackets if you need one and didn't need shoes that could get...More

Thank Caleb G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paddle Ahoy! Great tour and rental company. Down to earth crew - better said, Down to Sea Level Crew. We were in Town for the weekend and being avid kayakers, we had to get out there. We went on-line the day before and scheduled a...More

Thank John L
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