Sea Kayak the Brooklin Islands

Brooklin, Bandaríkin

Upplifun sem Michael býður upp á

7 klst., Tungumál: enska
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At the east end of Eggemoggin Reach, a string of islands stretches along the Brooklin shore, several of which are preserves owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. We’ll launch from Naskeag Point and, with a little help from the tidal currents, we’ll paddle around these islands and take time to visit a few.

We’ll check-out one of the biggest glacial erratic boulders around on Hog Island, once owned by author E.B. White’s family. On Big Babson Island we’ll have a chance to walk the trail through the island’s spruce-rimmed meadows. Elsewhere we’ll paddle past massive shell mounds left by the islands’ earlier inhabitants, and with the WoodenBoat School nearby, we’re likely to come across a few classic wooden sailboats. We’ll find a pretty spot for lunch and you’ll have a chance to soak-in the island ambiance at your leisure.

Depending on the group and the conditions, we’ll paddle 8 - 10 miles with a little help from the current, with an hourly break on an island. This leisurely-paced excursion is a good trip for beginners or those who haven’t paddled on the ocean. Most islands are closely-spaced and some areas can be fairly sheltered. The current will help us return to the launch.

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Other things to note
In case of bad weather or rough conditions, we may cancel or seek a more sheltered locale.
At the east end of Eggemoggin Reach, a string of islands stretches along the Brooklin shore, several of which are preserves owned by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. We’ll launch from Naskeag Point and, with a little help from the tidal currents, we’ll paddle around these islands and take time to visit a few.

We’ll check-out one of the biggest glacial erratic boulders around on Hog Island, once owned by author E.B. White’s family. On Big B…

Hvað er innifalið

  • Búnaður
    Sea kayaks and related gear. I have several 'performance' sea kayaks (abou...

Þetta er gestgjafi þinn, Michael

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I've been guiding and teaching on the Maine coast since 2010, mostly around Stonington (just south of Brooklin) and have lived just across Eggemoggin Reach from these islands for a couple of winters. I wrote the guidebook 'AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England,' as well as a number of articles in sea kayaking and outdoor magazines, and will soon have a new book out about a two-month sea kayak journey my wife Rebecca and I took along the Maine coast.

I've usually worked for other outfitters, often guiding many trips in the same areas, to destinations that get a bit repetitious, but I'm enthusiastic about taking people to a group of islands I've loved exploring, that commercial guided trips seldom visit. As an instructor, I'm also very happy to help paddlers discover new skills
I've been guiding and teaching on the Maine coast since 2010, mostly around Stonington (just south of Brooklin) and have lived just across Eggemoggin Reach from these islands for a couple of winters. I wrote the guidebook 'AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in New England,' as well as a number of articles in sea kayaking and outdoor magazines, and will soon have a new book out about a two-month sea kayak journey my wife Rebecca and I took along the Maine coast.

I've usually worked for other out…
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Accessible only by boat, these islands are a mix of granite ledge and glacial till, topped by dense spruce forests. Hog Island has a pair of broad, beach-lined coves, a massive boulder and the bluffs of Devil's Head. Big Babson Island's meadows turn verdant with wildflowers, and from the Torrey Islands we'll get a broad view up the reach toward the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge. Boulders dot the shorelines - perfect for learning boat-maneuvering.

Einkunn 5,0 af 5 í 14 umsögnum.

Mia
júní 2021
Michael was a great guide! We had some pretty rainy weather, and so we ended up having the tour to ourselves. Despite being damp, it was so nice to spend the day with him, learning about kayaking and about the islands we visited. Having had little experience with kayaking, he made sure we were comfortable and gave us pointers on technique. The trip with Michael was the highlight of our trip, and we would 100% do another trip with him again.
Michael was a great guide! We had some pretty rainy weather, and so we ended up having the tour to ourselves. Despite being damp, it was so nice to spend the day with him, learning…
Katharine
júní 2021
Whether you are a veteran kayaker or a newbie, you can't find a more experienced or dedicated instructor and leader than Michael. Given his depth of experience and his passion for the sport, a tour with Michael offers something for everyone. We found Michael observant and attentive to our needs, but he didn't hover. We were not new to kayaking, but we learned a lot! Michael was organized, professional, safety conscious, friendly, considerate, flexible, informative and inclusive. We highly recommend a tour with Michael!
Whether you are a veteran kayaker or a newbie, you can't find a more experienced or dedicated instructor and leader than Michael. Given his depth of experience and his passion for…
Alice
september 2019
What an amazing experience! Michael is an incredibly knowledgeable guide — like this is the guy who wrote the guidebook for the region and trains the other guides — and takes clients to destinations off the beaten path of commercial routes, so the experience feels unique. He is also just a really great person who genuinely cares about the safety and well-being of his guests and strives to deliver your best adventure. Would highly recommend!
What an amazing experience! Michael is an incredibly knowledgeable guide — like this is the guy who wrote the guidebook for the region and trains the other guides — and takes clien…
Mary
september 2019
Great trip around the islands off Brooklin. Day was stunning, pace was good and Michael was in tune with the small group's ability and interest. Highly recommend this trip. It was the perfect start to our vacation.
Justine
september 2019
I'm so glad I signed up for this experience! It was a spectacular paddle. We had a gorgeous day and Michael had carefully planned the trip so we paddled with the tide both ways and got to visit three beautiful islands. He took time to make sure we each were fitted and comfortable in our kayaks and let the group determine the pace. I especially enjoyed the kayak I got to use - it was really fast and made paddling feel effortless. I highly recommend this trip - there is nothing like getting out on the water on the Maine coast and being in a kayak gives you such an intimate experience of the space between sea and island, between the Atlantic and the granite coast.
I'm so glad I signed up for this experience! It was a spectacular paddle. We had a gorgeous day and Michael had carefully planned the trip so we paddled with the tide both ways and…
David
ágúst 2019
Excellent trip -- highly recommended! Michael is a great guide who tailors the trip to the participants and is very knowledgeable about the area

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