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Portland Paddle

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“fort gorges”(52 reviews)
“kayak tour”(16 reviews)
“sea kayaking”(10 reviews)
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
+1 207-370-9730
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Portland on a Norwegian cruise for the day. Called Portland Paddle and arranged for a private kayak trip to Fort Gorges. Easy 20 minute walk from pier to meet Abby and off we went. Great adventure! Abby was friendly, knowledgable of Fort Gorges'...More

Thank BarbaraG2663
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made this trip to Maine based only in this activity, and it definitely paid off. My 12yo son loved it. We learned so much from our tour guide and the views were amazingly beautiful. The guys were so nice and attentive, they gave us...More

Thank Adrianacro1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly, helpful, efficient people. I've rented kayaks from them many times and this summer I finally tried paddleboarding

Thank haljcohen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did a guided sunset kayak with Zach. This was our first time doing sea kayaking and we didn’t know what to expect, Zach was terrific in explaining the basics to us before we got into the water. The weather was perfect...More

Thank Kang B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the guided sunset stand-up paddleboard 9-14-18. Joe was our guide. This was my first time on a stand-up paddleboard. I felt safe and was able to have a nice enjoyable experience with Joe's knowledge and experience. He made our trip enjoyable and we...More

Thank csands830
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My husband Tim and I signed up for the Fort Gorges tour for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We had so much fun! It was the perfect outdoor activity to enjoy-something different and a great way to really get close to the ocean in the...More

Thank caseyjbissell
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Did the overnight trip to Jewell Island-excellent guide and overall great experience. A good choice for people who have kayaked a bit, and are looking to challenge themselves with a longer trip and further exploration of the islands in Casco Bay. Super-impressed with the whole...More

Thank valeriewicks
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Fort Gorges 3 hour trip. It was fantastic! Our guide was wonderful - she gave us a brief history of the fort and showed us around. We also enjoyed paddling around he harbor. Great time, not to be missed!

Thank amsaysam
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Did the kayaking tour to Fort Gorges and had a great time. We were part of a small group and had perfect weather which helped! Our tour guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Would strongly recommend to others.

Thank kimfrenchrn
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Our family had a wonderful time with the guide. Our daughters are 7 and 11 and they set us up with tandem kayaks, and the guide provided age-appropriate coaching and stories. Recommended for sure to families. Also, they donate to the local elementary school, which...More

Thank Steven B
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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