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Two-Night Maine Island Kayak Camping Trip

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The best way to experience the unique beauty of the Maine islands is to see them up close, sunrise to sunset. Join us on this fun and relaxing three-day, two-night kayaking trip.
  • Activity level: Easy to moderate
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Minimum age: 12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Accommodation: Backcountry camping (tents with sleeping pads, privies)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-615-9979

Course Description

Paddle among the stunning islands of Maine, surrounded by marine wildlife, working lobster boats and lovely scenery on this kayak camping adventure. This trip is offered in partnership with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which protects special places up and down the coast of Maine, from Kittery to Lubec.

Your trip will begin at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center on Casco Bay. From here, you will paddle a stable kayak to a picturesque island for a picnic lunch.

You'll then kayak to the island base camp, your home for the next two nights, where we'll serve up a traditional Maine lobster or steak dinner. When it's time to turn in after gazing at the shimmering stars, you'll spend a restful night in a comfortable tent and sleeping bag.

Fueled by a hearty breakfast, you'll launch your kayak for a daylong expedition to other scenic islands, edged with jutting ledges where seals are often seen warming themselves in the sun. You'll travel back to our base camp for another fantastic meal and a restful night's sleep.

On day three, you'll have more paddling adventures, seeing more wildlife and remarkable scenery. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the Paddling Center.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust members receive a 10% discount on this trip. By signing up for a free one-year membership during the reservation process, you will receive the following benefits: 10% discount on this trip, Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Preserve Guide highlighting special places for you to explore and enjoy all along the Maine coast, the Maine Heritage newsletter, an MCHT decal and discounts on dozens of field trips. Get involved at mcht.org or call 207-729-7366.

All necessary paddling and camping equipment is provided. This trip uses tandem sea kayaks.

NOTE: if you are interested in a customized version of this trip (adjusted length, dates, etc.), please call us at 1-888-552-3261. We would be happy to discuss custom trip options with you.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather-and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Rainwear
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater – appropriate level of insulation for the activity
  • Activity-appropriate closed-toed shoes
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)
  • Personal toiletries (travel size)
  • Compact pillow
  • Compact towel
  • Sleepwear

Optional
  • Swimsuit
  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Change of shoes for after activity
  • Footwear to wear around camp
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • Tandem sea kayak with two bulkheads, spray skirts, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†
  • Alcoholic beverages for the evening

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, paddles, PFDs, etc.
  • Use of all necessary backcountry camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags and pads, headlamps, etc.
  • Dry bags
  • All meals and snacks
  • Backcountry toilet system
  • Hot showers are available to use at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center once the trip is over.
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5 / 5
August 29, 2018
Absolutely Amazing Experience
This was our first trip with LL Bean but it won't be our last! It is impossible to capture the beauty of what we saw, the support that we felt from... more
Hamilton, NJ
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5 / 5
July 21, 2015
You will come back for more guarenteed!
Where do I begin? Loons, bucks, eagles, seals, herring, osprey, the constellation and so much more. We were lucky to have two amazing guides. Hutch and... more
Tewksbury,Ma
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cooper14 April 8, 2017
Did you stay over some where the night before trip began? If so where? Thanks
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5 / 5
July 20, 2015
Wildlife, Paddling, Good Food and Good time
I am a mature women who loves to paddle and hike. I traveled by myself and found great guides and fun people. The group spend evenings laughing , talking... more
Yarmouth Port MA
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5 / 5
August 16, 2014
Excellent guides and group trip!
Great scenery, great views, excellent guides. Was a fun adventure. I did this trip 3 times and each time was something different to see and the guides... more
Pelham, NH
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lindiloo September 20, 2018
I was a little reticent about my ability to survive three days kayaking but there were no problems. The double kayaks were very stable and so easy to paddle. The guides were knowledgeable and quick to point out the wild life around (Seals, Porpoise, Eider ducks, Cormorants, Eagles, Osprey) and we had a blast. The tents were easy to erect and survived the one night of thunderstorms and rain without a problem. The island camping was magical and straight out of the tent into the sea for a swim in the morning was unforgettable. Food was plentiful and very tasty, and three course dinners produced on camping equipment and charcoal Dutch ovens is no mean feat. Lobster the first night was so sweet. We so enjoyed ourselves, the group and the location I wanted to do it all again the next weekend.
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