Local’s Guide to the Best Maine Coast Kayaking

How will you explore beyond the shore during your trip to Kennebunkport? In the warmer months, locals and visitors alike flock to Coastal Maine to relax and take in the beautiful views from the rocky shoreline. The Maine Coast is also a great destination for thrill-seekers! From the Kennebunk River to the Atlantic Ocean, there are endless miles of pristine waters to explore. Discover beauty beyond the shoreline with Maine Coast kayaking! Take a kayak tour or opt to navigate the waters solo with kayak rentals. Find out more about our favorite options for both below!

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Our Favorite Spots for Maine Coast Kayaking

Kayak Excursions

Visitors seeking an independent adventure can customize their Maine Coast kayaking experience with Kayak Excursions. This kayak rental company was the first of its kind in Kennebunkport and has been in operation for 25 years. Over the years, Kayak Excursions has learned that every traveler’s interests are different. That’s why they offer a variety of rental options to help you check kayaking off of your Maine Coast bucket list!

Choose from half-day, full-day, three-day, or weeklong kayak rentals. Kayak Excursions also allows renters to choose where to take their water adventure. When you rent with this company, you’re not confined to one coastline! Kayak Excursions offers maps that outline the best kayak routes in Goose Rocks Beach, Cape Porpoise Harbor, Biddeford Pool, Kennebunk River, Mousam River, and Webhannet River. This is a great way to choose your own adventure! 

Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike

Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike offers spectacular guided kayak tours! This company offers three tour options: Cape Porpoise Lighthouse Tour, Kennebunk River Tour, and Mousam River Tour. Each tour is $85 per person and includes your kayak, a life jacket, safety gear, snacks, transportation, and an experienced guide. 

The Cape Porpoise Lighthouse Tour is the most popular option, which takes visitors to Goat Island to see one of the last remaining active lighthouses in the nation! For a historic tour, opt for the Kennebunk River Tour. As you paddle along, your guide will clue you in on the history and development of the Kennebunks. The Mousam River Estuary Tour is perfect for those looking to truly relax on the water. This experience takes guests through remote areas where you’re likely to view native flora and fauna. No matter what kind of kayak experience you want, you’re sure to find it with Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike!

Paddle Back to The Inn at English Meadows

Can’t get enough of the beauty that Maine Coast kayaking has to offer? Set out to sea for whale watching in Kennebunkport for another adventure on the water! When your exciting day on the water is complete, head back to your peaceful guest room at The Inn at English Meadows. 

Consider a stay in our Serenity Room. This coastal-themed guest room features a king-size bed, gas fireplace, private bathroom with an oversized shower, flat-screen television, mini-fridge stocked with refreshments, an espresso machine, and a private entrance. Each morning of your stay, enjoy a three-course breakfast that boasts local, in-season flavors. All reservations at our Inn also include access to our first-class amenities.

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