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WINTER POOL SESSION at Riverton Pool

Our first experience with Portland Paddle... the event was an open ended, "pick-your-own-adventure... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joni h
Chart reading course.

We all had a great time, There were about twenty people in attendance. The staff was very friendly... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Philip A
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Portland Paddle offers sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) rentals, tours and lessons. We provide paddling adventures for all skill levels, including complete beginners. We send out two-hour sunset kayak tours every evening and half-day kayak tours three mornings each week. Experienced paddlers can rent kayaks or SUPs and explore the Maine Island Trail. We're located at the East End Beach a short drive or walk from downtown Portland. Our site on the waterfront of Casco Bay is perfectly situated for paddling. Dozens of interesting islands are nearby and the waters near the beach are relatively calm and protected. We are a seasonal business open from mid-May to mid-October. Our hours may vary in the spring and fall.
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1 Cutter Street, East End Beach, Casco Bay Waterfront, Portland, ME 04101-4505
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first experience with Portland Paddle... the event was an open ended, "pick-your-own-adventure" practice session, which included beginner through advanced paddlers. Portland Paddle’s experienced instructors did a wonderful job sharing their time with everyone there. Zack and Suzanne were welcoming, patient, helpful and supportive. We...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We all had a great time, There were about twenty people in attendance. The staff was very friendly and down to earth as well as knowledgeable. I felt at ease and they were very approachable, you can tell when someone is enjoying what they are...More

Thank Philip A
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

FIrst time paddling with the Portland Paddle group, albeit in the Riverton Pool... Great group, helpful and supportive. Highly recommended!

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Zack A, Owner at Portland Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed it, Ted! Hope to see you on the water this summer.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We took the kayak tour out to Fort Gorges, which was much easier to get to than I expected. The fort itself was very interesting and kayaking in Casco Bay was a lot of fun. Our guide was great and their prices are very reasonable....More

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went on the last sunset tour of the season! Our tour guide was great we met some awesome people too! Definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We had a great time stand up boarding. Would recommend to anyone if you are in Portland and want to do this activity.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I had never kayaked before and the guide was extremely helpful and patient in teaching me and helping me have an amazing experience. It was also a very affordable price for the time and services I received. I would highly recommend using Portland Paddle for...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We rented a tandem kayak for 2 hours. We were helped by a really nice employee with freckles who was very patient with us and gave us lots of great tips and advice. We are both novice kayakers and have never kayaked in the sea...More

Thank RebeccaD0903
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I only had one day to explore Portland, and thought it would be nice to see the city from the water, but didn't have much time to do it. So I decided to do the brief Sunset Kayaking tour. And I loved it! I'm a...More

Thank ChicagoTravelingNow
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We're from Portland and had decided to do a Friday Night Sunset Kayak tour. It got cancelled because of high-winds from a hurricane way off shore. They were super great about rescheduling and very attentive to any questions I had. We decided to go the...More

Thank amulljo
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