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 sea 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, avid wind surfer and has many years experience teaching board sailing.
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.
Gillian Garrett is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College with degrees in Environmental Studies and Geology. She is a Registered Maine Guide and EMT, and has extensive outdoor leadership training as an Outward Bound Instructor and through Bowdoin College's Outing Club.
She has significant experience leading kayaking, backpacking and snowshoeing trips throughout Maine and last year sailed from Mexico to Tahiti. This summer Gillian will be splitting her time instructing for Outward Bound Wilderness and guiding here at Port Clyde Kayaks before heading to Maine Law next year to pursue a degree in environmental and coastal law.
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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Stand Up Paddle
We're very excited about adding SUP's - Stand Up Paddle Boards to our Maine touring fleet!
Easy & Fun!
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.