SUP Stand Up Paddling & Kayaking in Midcoast Maine for 11 years!
Celebrating our eleventh season of kayaking the midcoast of Maine in 2014! Come sea kayak or SUP (stand up paddling) with us in beautiful Port Clyde Maine. The setting is pristine and spectacular.
Our Paddle Shop is located on the waterfront in the picturesque fishing village of Port Clyde in midcoast Maine.
Our fleet includes top of the line sea kayaks by Necky, Boreal Design, and paddle boards by Jimmy Lewis, and Naish. Our experienced guides are passionate kayakers and SUPers with lots of local knowledge. We welcome all skill levels, instruction is included.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport worldwide. Ask about demos and tours!
We have new and used kayaks and SUPS for sale. We carry a variety of high quality and technical gear for the outdoor enthusiast and style seekers; including Outdoor Research, Reef, Kavu, Smartwool, Kuhl, Xcel, Carve Designs and more.
Call us 207-372-8100 or
KAYAK TOURS MAINE
Read about Stand Up Paddling New York Times:
STAND-UP paddle-boarding, once reserved for Hawaiians and Hollywood celebrities, has reached the landlocked masses. Thanks to a new fleet of boards designed for flat-water cruising, just about any body of water — from Lake Tahoe to the Hudson River — is suitable for aspiring Laird Hamiltons ready for a powerful, peaceful workout. With wet suits, stand-up paddle-boarding can last long into the fall and would be great way to view foliage on the shore.
Some flat-water boards feature long, single fins to keep them gliding straight while paddling with canoe-like J-strokes; others look and act more like kayaks, or can cross over to ocean paddling and have inserts to tie down fishing gear and coolers. Nearly all have special deck pads and very stable construction that allow newbies to pick up the sport (great for the core and upper body) without dumping into the drink too many times.
"Stand-up paddle-boarding has a really low barrier to entry," said Russ Scully, an avid water-sports athlete and owner of a surf-style restaurant called The Spot in Burlington, Vt. "The only thing in your way is the cost of the gear — it's a little pricey. But once you realize the amount you'll use the board, it clicks." Mr. Scully (left) recently tested five boards near his home on Lake Champlain.