SUP Stand Up Paddling & Guided Kayak Tours
Meet Your Guides
Brian Cody is a Registered Maine Guide and the owner of Port Clyde Kayaks. He has over thirty years of experience in water sports and water sports instruction. His gift is patience.
He has led kayak tours in Maui Hawaii, on the Hudson River, in Florida and here in mid-coast Maine. In addition to his love of kayaking, he is a certified Mistral Windsurf Instructor, wind surfer and has many years experience teaching board sailing. Brian has also become an avid paddle boarder. The sport is his latest passion.
Brian also brings his experience as a lobsterman to his tours. Everybody seems curious about how those succulent little critters are harvested! Brian spends lots of time on the water here in Port Clyde and is an excellent tour guide and teacher.
A native to the area, Kyle Martin has enjoyed years of being surrounded by the natural beauties of Mid-coast Maine while growing up along the banks of the St. George River. After attending several years of college in Vermont he returned to Maine to attend The University of Maine Augusta and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.
After years of being involved in outdoor activities such as climbing, ski instructing, and rowing, Kyle’s focus shifted to exploring the waters of mid-coast Maine. His introduction to the sport came at a very early age through kayaking classes and expeditions. He became a registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide in 2012. Much of his interest pertains to the natural history of the area and simply having fun on the water.
George Goodwin is a resident of Hupper Island. He first came into the kayak shop when he was twelve years old. He tagged along on many a kayak tour and went on to become a registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide in 2013. George is a student at Harvard University and he enjoys spending time on Hupper Island. His love for the area and sea kayaking make him a fantastic tour guide.
Jon Sibley has been a lifelong summer resident of Port Clyde and recently retired after teaching for 31 years in the St. Paul (MN) Public Schools. He has spent much of the last ten summers kayaking the waters along the shores of the St. George peninsula and surrounding islands with his wife, Sue.
Jon has taken a number of kayak classes, both in Maine and Minnesota, he joined Port Clyde Kayaks in 2006 after becoming a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide.
His special interest is in the cultural history of the area. He also feels one of the best ways to preserve and appreciate the natural beauty of the areas' waters is to introduce people to kayaking.
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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.