Maine Island Getaway (Women only)

When: July 24–26
Price: Single $1,760; Couple $1,660/each ($3,320)

Stay on a secluded island and explore the Maine coast by Kayak in this choose-your-own-level-of-adventure Maine island getaway. All equipment provided. All skill levels accommodated with multiple guides from Maine Sport Outfitters accompanying each group. *The July trip is a women-only retreat. We also offer an August Maine Island Getaway trip

Email or call our travel editor (207-230-4245) with questions or to start planning this adventure.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 – July 24

Start the day at Maine Sport in Rockport, then head to Friendship, where we’ll load the boats in the water and start with some kayak skills instruction. We’ll have lunch in Friendship, then paddle to the lodge. This leg of the journey will take us by SW Friendship Long Island and Cranberry Island, to the southern end of Morse Island and on to Gay Island. Upon arrival, we’ll unload the boats and head to the lodge for orientation. The evening brings an oyster and Allagash beer tasting and lobster bake.

Day 2 – July 25

Enjoy breakfast at Gay Island Lodge and then get the boats loaded for a paddle to Port Clyde. This leg of the journey takes us from Gay Island Lodge and out by Caldwell and Hupper Islands before heading into Port Clyde Harbor.

We’ll have lunches packed to go as we head out to Port Clyde. There, we’ll relax for a bit, taking in the iconic lighthouse and scenic surroundings. The return trip takes us from the Port Clyde ferry terminal, back around Hupper Island to Caldwell, and from there, on to Gay Island Lodge, where we’ll be treated to a delicious dinner catered by a mid-coast restaurant plus a chocolate tasting from Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers.

Day 3 – July 26

The final day we’ll have breakfast at Gay Island Lodge, then load up our gear and prepare the kayaks for the paddle back to Friendship. We’ll unload back at Maine Sport in Rockport, say our good-byes, and start making plans for next year!

Tentative itinerary

Email or call our travel editor (207-230-4245) with questions or to start planning this adventure.

Down East Adventures Cancellation Policy

Payment: An initial 50% deposit is required to hold your space on the trip. Reservations cannot be made until we have received the deposit. The balance will be due on July 14th, 2017.

Cancellations: The deposit is non-refundable. Trip insurance is suggested. Alternately, 90% of your deposit will be refunded if a replacement can be found prior to the balance due date above.


Photographs by Mathew Trogner (lobster bake)