We just went on the 4 day Inn-to-Inn trip with Maine Kayak, and loved it! It was our first trip to Maine, and kayaking was the perfect way to see the beautiful rocky coast, explore the coves and small islands, and see the wildlife up close. We loved that our guide offered us lots of options about what to see each day. He explained the different places to explore and the amount of kayaking involved with each option, and then let the group decide what we wanted to see and how much we wanted to paddle. With a group size of only two couples, we got a truly customized tour! I honestly can't say enough great things about our guide – incredibly attentive, incredibly friendly, and extremely experienced so that he could answer any question and we always felt very safe in the open water. The beauty of the trip, of course, is the combination of nature and civilization. After a day feeling like a rugged naturalist, we'd get to these great Inns to be pampered with a fantastic meal, soft bed and an evening watching the sunset from the porch. A perfect vacation!
The scenery is gorgeous. It's a great combination of leisure, outdoor experience and work out. Being outdoors kayaking is one of the most gracious modes of transportation.
New York, NY
There is so much to appreciate and see. Different species of birds, seals, historic sites, etc. It was an excellent experience and a great way to become interested in kayaking and get an appreciation of the environment. Alvah's expertise and knowledge made the experience very enjoyable.
There personal attention from the instructors was well worth every cent. I came away feeling that Al truly cared about what he was doing and still loved to share it with other people. The program was well organized, professionally run and a lot of fun. The instruction was completely molded to our groups needs. The instructors seemed willing and exciting to do all we asked.
Thanks for a great day...You made it such a relaxing day. Emphasizing safety and showing us how easy and fun sea kayaking could be. It made us both feel more comfortable, now knowing how to get back inside easily. Your instruction has and will make our trip up to Alaska all the more enjoyable. Good luck with your business at your new location.
I would like to thank you very much for a difficult, challenging but very satisfying kayaking course...You are a tremendous teacher. Your enthusiasm and love for kayaking were evident throughout the course. At no time did I feel unsafe...your skills, strength and overall approach instilled confidence. You provide a great course. We will be able to practice the skills on local rivers now that we appreciate the river features and the importance of honing the basic kayaking skills.
Dr. Ken Porter
Sue and I had a great time with you and the group this past weekend. We thought you did an excellent job leading and facilitating the group experience, and wish you and your wife the best in the future.
Tony and Sue Lopez