Maine Island Adventures: Downeast Edition

Trip Dates: 
Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:00 AM through
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 10:00 AM

Trip Origination: 
Pickup at Bangor International Airport

$1,400 per person

Be sure to download the
Expedition Gear List
and the mandatory 
Registration forms.

Maine Is known for its rocky and scenic coastline. With the incredibly productive ocean, life flourishes in a wild and untamed environment. This state is my home, and this coastline is my classroom. After gaining experience over three years, I earned my registered Maine sea kayaking licences. Coupled with my B.S. in Marine Science, there is no place I would rather be during the warm summer months. In 2014 I embarked on a 150 mile expedition across the coast of Maine. One place stood out in magnificence: Downeast Maine.

Maine boasts a 350 mile waterway trail maintained by the Maine Island Trail Association. Part of this trail intersects a complex archipelago with more than 20 different camping opportunities. First we immerse ourselves into the Stonington archipelago for two nights, sleeping under the stars in the shadow of Isle la Haut.

After two days of incredible ocean paddling, we will pull into a campground where we can shower, refresh, and relax in a bunkhouse for an evening. 
From there we set our eyes east toward Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park. With one more night of primitive camping on the way, we will arrive in Somes sound, the largest fjord like feature on the east coast of North America.

Here waits the Claremont hotel, a historical hotel and inn that will house us for the remaining two nights of our expedition. Once settled in, Acadia Nation park waits at our doorstep. Home to Cadillac mountain, the first place to see sunlight in the USA, Acadia's pink granite mountains and breathtaking views will be an incredible way to wind down a once in a lifetime experience.

My intentions are to pick up the group from Bangor International Airport the morning of the 11th and return everyone to the airport the afternoon of the 17th.

During this trip, we will be paddling 8-10 Nautical miles maximum in a day. This is for paddlers who have had some experience, but not necessarily on the ocean.

The price of this trip includes: Expedition Kayaks, PFDs, Paddles, sprayskirts, tents, night at Old Quarry Campground, two nights at The Claremont, all prepared food for the duration of the trip (two restaurant meals not included), and most importantly, the benefits of a Marine Biologist and registered Maine guide.

All reservations must first call 207-461-4554 for additional trip information. State of Maine group restrictions limit the size of this group, so I only have 8 spots left to offer! Do not wait! It can be as simple as an email for information.

I will take any questions that you may have regarding this trip at or give me a call at 207-461-4554 and leave a message if I am unavailable.

After confirming your enrollment in the trip with a non-refundable deposit of $450, I will email you a trip information packet with the complete details.

Deposits can be payed at this link:

I look forward to seeing you on the water!

-Jeff Dubois

Designed for the more experienced paddler, our Expeditions traverse sensitive wilderness areas where paddling conditions can get tough and the accommodations are “back-country basic.” Groups are limited to twelve participants or less to allow for a more flexible itinerary and to have a smaller impact on the undeveloped areas