Sunset Sea Kayak Tour of Casco Bay
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- Group Tour
- 2 hr
The hours just before sunset offer the best time for paddling on the waters of Casco Bay. The sky tends to explode with color and the seas often become glassy and calm. This trip involves a leisurely paddle just far enough along the waterfront or into the islands to enjoy a panoramic view of the sun setting over the city as we paddle back to the East End Beach. This two-hour tour is designed for paddlers of all experience levels -- including first-time kayakers. The exact route you take will depend on the weather conditions and the group's interests and experience, but the Sunset Tour often starts out venturing into the waterfront of Portland harbor, where we get a close-up look at the bustling wharves lined with schooners, lobster boats and other maritime activity. From there we tend to paddle into the open waters towards the islands of Casco Bay, often far enough to get good views of several lighthouses and the granite walls of Fort Gorges.
Operated by: Portland Paddle
Pass By: Fort Gorges
Enjoy views of this 19-th century fort in the middle of Portland harbor.
Pass By: Casco Bay
The waters of Casco Bay contain abundant wildlife, including seals, seabirds and all sorts of fish and intertidal creatures
Pass By: Old Port
Paddle along the edge of historic Portland harbor and get a close look at the wharves linked with lobster boats, schooners and other ships.
Pass By: Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
View this and other lighthouses from a distance as you paddle across the open waters of Portland harbor.