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Address: 70 Luther St, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1213
Phone Number: +1 207-766-2373
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Sea kayaking - half & full day tours in Casco Bay! Maine

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Joe is a fabulous guide!

Maine Island Kayaks is definitely the way to see Portland and the many islands surrounding it. Joe was very knowledgeable about the areas currents, tide, air conditions etc. to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Maine Island Kayaks is definitely the way to see Portland and the many islands surrounding it. Joe was very knowledgeable about the areas currents, tide, air conditions etc. to keep everyone safe and happy. I would definitely recommend this outfit for any outing, can't wait to return!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The half day on the water with Jim was great. He's not only knowledgeable about kayaking but also the history of the surrounding sites. Time and money well spent on a leisurely adventure in Casco Bay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day and the paddle was nice but absolutely inexcusable lack of safety checks or preparation. On our paddle there were folks who had never paddled before and the owner NEVER checked PFDs and I saw people with them not zipped or fitting poorly. No actually instruction on paddling- absolutely unacceptable safety checks. So beautiful paddle but I would not... More 

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Thank 147Adventure
7077joed, Owner at Maine Island Kayak Company, responded to this review

Hi Karen I remember your trip well. I'm sorry you were disappointed. You were part of a group of 12 and there were two Registered Maine Guides on the trip - each guide is licensed to take out 12 kayakers at a time, but we always keep our guide/client ratios much smaller for safety reasons and in this instance there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I purchased a Tandem Canoe from these guys. We dealt with Liz. Liz was superb... very informative and made purchasing a Kayak a great experience. Liz also gave us a tour of the Casco Bay area and provided some great tips on dealing with windy conditions. Great price, great experience... highly recommend this outfit for tours and... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

As some of the others have said here, perhaps too politely, Gregg likes to talk . . . and yell. I was left with the impression he's an authority junkie, kinda likes to boss people around, which put a real damper on the tour. At one point, he yelled across several hundred feet of open water to a couple on... More 

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7077joed, Owner at Maine Island Kayak Company, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your experience, but Gregg hasn't worked here since 2014! Did you mean September 2014 or perhaps you were with another outfit?? From what I understand Gregg has been working in Biddeford/Kennebunkport the past two years We are located on Peaks Island, Maine in Casco Bay and grass is in pretty short supply on the beaches and rocks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took the half day trip on solo kayaks with Jim and his assistant as our guides. We previously had scheduled with the owner Joe and he told is to take the 9:30am ferry to Peaks Island. As told, we were greeted by our guides who were holding a paddle to the left of us as we... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Awesome!! Left Portland Harbor on Peaks Island ferry, was met by 2nd guide Liz and Joe head guide. Wicked friendly and easy going. Potty stop, papers and general knowledge stuff., very quick, efficient and understandable. I only have been a second person in fresh water so was a little nervous being alone in the ocean, two of my friends hadn't... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Had a great time out on the Bay with Jim our guide. I had never kayaked before but after a few minutes of instruction and some pointers along the way I felt very comfortable. A fun way to see the bay from another perspective!

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

We had a great kayaking excursion with Gregg in August. He was very knowledgeable about kayaking as well as informative about the sights and history of the Portland area. We had our ten year old son with us and he provided great instruction for him. We would use Maine Island again when we return to the area.

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Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

This kayak trip was booked weeks in advance with Joe who was to meet me at the Ferry. I was on time and Joe was a no show. Several voice messages later he called me to say he had phone problems (?) and that he could reschedule. When traveling plans are made that cannot be changed, so that didn't work... More 

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7077joed, Owner at Maine Island Kayak Company, responded to this review

I’ve worked hard and talked to a lot of people to figure out what actually happened here. From what I’ve pieced together this person walked by our appointed meeting spot and asked a random passer-by for directions. Whomever she asked mistakenly directed her to the location of a different rental outfit on Peaks that is totally separate from our business... More 

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