Hike, Kayak and Whale Watch in Down East Maine
Get the ultimate view of Maine’s shoreline as you explore its iconic coast by tandem kayaks! Then, enjoy a sumptuous lobster feast, go whale watching and much more.
Program No. 9631RJ
6 days
Starts at
Getting There
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At a Glance

Alongside registered Maine guides go kayaking in wide, stable, tandem kayaks on the ocean among picturesque uninhabited islands and hiking along astounding coastal trails with views of the Canadian Maritimes. Then learn about the largest mammals in the world, whale watching aboard an historic sailing schooner. Explore a famous candy-striped lighthouse at the eastern edge of the continental U.S., join a naturalist-led hike in a bog and, of course, enjoy a lobster feast.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Hiking on uneven, rocky terrain up to three miles; kayaking for three hours on two days; climbing in and out of lobster boat for whale watching. All equipment provided.
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 ...

  • Paddle in pristine waters on the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay within the Bay of Fundy.
  • Small kayaking and hiking groups create camaraderie and allow for plenty of time with your instructors.
  • Explore FDR's summer cottage on Campobello Island, and go whale watching aboard the lobster boat “Pier Pressure.”

General Notes

Please note that a valid U.S. Passport is required to enter Canada and visit Campobello Island.
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Stephanie Allard
Stephanie Allard's training as a naturalist began as a child roaming the woods and beaches of Cape Cod. At age 7 she was given her first insect field guide and aspired to be an entomologist. Her love of the outdoors led her to Maine, where she worked as a registered Maine whitewater guide and photographer while perusing a degree in biology. After graduating, Stephanie taught biology, chemistry and marine resources. She lives in Perry with her husband and beautiful daughters. And she still loves bugs!
Stephanie Allard