Enjoy paddling through some of the most beautiful islands along the Maine coast. The Stonington archipelago is second to none and offers some of the very best sea kayaking in North America, boasting over 60 islands within a two hour paddle from the Old Quarry facility. Of these Maine islands, some 35 are open to the public and 20 are available for island camping trips. MITA members (Maine Island Trail Association) enjoy access to a dozen additional privately owned sites within the archipelago.
If you have limited kayaking experience, haven’t paddled in a while, or are new to the area, we suggest you consider a guided half or full day kayak trip to get some paddling pointers, work off those cobwebs, and learn about the area. Along the way you may encounter seabirds, porpoises, seals, osprey, and eagles. Your guide may point out tidal pools and natural wonders as you are introduced to sea kayaking on the Maine coast. No experience is necessary for our guided kayak trips. Old Quarry’s Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides will take you on a comfortable recreational kayaking paddle and give instruction on paddling techniques, kayak safety, and Leave No Trace principles. We’ll provide all the necessary paddling gear, go through a safety talk, and launch right from our facility. What to bring kayaking.
We offer a variety of sea kayak trips to provide you with a memorable Maine kayaking experience. Depending on the weather, you may explore the Stonington coastline or head out to an island and stop for a swim or a hike before returning to Webb Cove. We won’t take more than eight boats per guide or we will add a second guide, ensuring personal attention throughout your paddle.
Children under fourteen years of age should be in a tandem kayak unless they are very experienced and the weather is good. Children under twelve must be in a tandem kayak and participate in a family kayaking trip. People with their own boats for any Guided Half or Full Day Trips subtract $10.00/trip. Children between the ages of 4 & 12 must be in a tandem kayak. WE DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 4 IN OUR RENTAL KAYAKS.
Gratuities for guides are greatly appreciated.
It is recommended that you arrive up to 30 minutes before the trip times, especially in high season.