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Kayak trip to Ft. Gorges

First rate operation, guide was extremely attentive to our entire group. Between the safety checks... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Windham, Maine
Sea Kayak Lesson with Sam was awesome

My wife and I took the 10:00- 1:00 Introductory Sea Kayak group lesson. We were beginners, although... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak...more
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1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First rate operation, guide was extremely attentive to our entire group. Between the safety checks, brief training period (strokes, signals and general information) and introductions it felt more like a family outing even though I didn't know anyone at the start. I can't say enough...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took the 10:00- 1:00 Introductory Sea Kayak group lesson. We were beginners, although we both have a lot of experience with canoeing. There were 7 students in our class. Sam explained the basics of the operation and the various paddle strokes...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific paddling trip with Henry! Nice paddling and the Fort is very cool. Definitely will go again.

Thank Cynthia E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kayak trip was the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Portland coast. Adam our guide was extremely capable - the assistance he provided to a capsized kayaker was calm, precise and in control. We would recommend Portland Paddle to anyone!

Thank Scottsdaler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time on open water in a Kayak. The guide was very friendly and informative. Both guides were open to conversation with people, but didn't talk to the point where it was annoying. The only down side was the rutter didn't seem...More

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter (teenager), and I loved the 3 hour sea kayak tour out to Fort Gorges. Our guide was very informative and told us about the history of Fort Gorges. After touring around the Fort, we were able to explore Fort Gorges on our...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did the 3 hour Kayak tour to Fort Gorges in Portland, ME and it was a great experience. Neither of us have done a lot of kayaking before, but we had no problems picking it up. Our great was very friendly...More

Thank missourimatt636
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the 2 hour beginner paddle board lesson. The instructor, Sarah, was very thorough in giving introductory directions, although she also kept it very simple. She offered as much help as each participant needed. As a 63-year-old gal who had never done anything like...More

Thank Glynda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really such a fun few hours. Mark, the guide, was terrific. So patient and low key, yet he maintained awareness and safety for the group. I am not a tour person at all! Yet this did not feel stifling. We went off a lil on...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I made our way over to Fort Gorges on a tandem kayak. It wasn't too bad if you have some experience on rough seas. I proposed to her on the top of the fort and she said yes! Thanks Portland Paddle for...More

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Roxanne S
21 July 2018|
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Response from Zack A | Property representative |
No, we have never had any encounters with sharks on our tours, and I've never heard of any other kayak company in Maine encountering sharks on their tours. We paddle in Casco Bay and sharks mainly stay just outside the bay... More
Mare M
7 July 2018|
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Response from Andy D | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the weather and your attitude! Once it was so calm I could use the surface as a mirror. Other times, not so much. The instruction is excellent and the guides will teach you what you need to know; if it's... More