Down East Maine With Your Grandchild: Kayak, Hike & Whale Watch
Immerse yourself in an outdoor adventure with your grandchild as you explore a giant whirlpool, hike a coastal bog, kayak tidal waters and enjoy a traditional Maine lobster feast!
Program No. 16246RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Connect with a younger generation as you and a grandchild experience the scenic splendor of coastal Maine through kayaking, whale-watching and hiking. Registered Maine guides share their knowledge and passion for this unique environment as you kayak through the ocean among uninhabited islands, sail and whale-watch aboard an authentic lobster boat and hike along the coast here in the easternmost part of the continental United States.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 2-3 miles per day over rocky, uneven terrain. Kayaking for up to 3 hours on two days in tandem kayaks.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See and feel the power of the Western Hemisphere’s largest whirlpool and join a naturalist-led hike in a coastal bog.
  • Cross the border into Canada to pay a visit to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s summer cottage on Campobello Island.
  • Explore a famous candy-striped lighthouse, enjoy opportunities for birding and photography and savor a Maine lobster feast.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13. Please note that a U.S. Passport is required to enter Canada and visit Campobello Island.
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Lisa Leighton
Lisa was born and raised in Downeast Maine. She's had many jobs, from raking blueberries to working in a sardine factory. She works for the Department of Marine Resources where she travels along the coast from the St. Croix River to Castine, surveying for scallops and studying lobsters to help maintain healthy populations in Maine. Lisa also harvests Kelp, traps for whelks and drags for mussels and scallops in her free time, and everything she does revolves around her three kids – ages 16,10 and 2.
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