HIKE & PADDLE ISLE AU HAUT VIA NIGH DUCK
Take our passenger vessel Nigh Duck to Isle au Haut and we’ll drop you and your kayak off at town landing where you’ll begin your sea kayak journey. Isle au Haut is really a wondrous place to paddle. There are 75 foot granite cliffs down to the water, spruce forests, pebbly beaches, and lots of wildlife such as eagles, osprey, sea ducks, seals, and deer on the island. There are a number of places to land your kayak and hike around the park for a bit if you so choose. You can hike or paddle as much as you desire. You will not forget this adventure!
This trip is for experienced paddlers only. Circumnavigating Isle au Haut will take you a minimum of 14 nautical miles, and the exposed southern end is subject to open ocean conditions with few landing areas in rough conditions. Even on calm days, the near-shore waters can be bumpy. For more information, Old Quarry guide Michael Daugherty’s guidebook, AMC’s Best Sea Kayaking in New England ,has a chapter devoted to Isle au Haut.
Other options include paddling one way (out or back) and taking the Nigh Duck with your kayak or one of our boat rentals for the other way (out or back) of your trip.
The Nigh Duck leaves Old Quarry daily at 9:00 am, reaching the Isle au Haut town landing at 9:45 am. Return from town landing at 5:00 pm and reach Old Quarry at 5:45 pm. Bring your own kayak and gear or rent from Old Quarry. Arrive by 8:15.
RATES: $40.00/round trip
Kayak Rental: Per Rate Sheet for the day
Kayak transportation/loading/unloading to/from Island: $10.00/boat
We do not sell “one way” tickets to Isle au Haut.
GUIDED TRIPS TO ISLE AU HAUT VIA NIGH DUCK
Join one of our licensed Maine sea kayak guides for an excursion to Isle au Haut. After Nigh Duck leaves us at the town landing, we’ll make a plan for the day based on the weather, sea conditions and the people in the group. There are plenty of options for wild and remote paddling, as well as the opportunity to explore Isle au Haut on foot. No children under 14 years of age. Please schedule well in advance.
Arrive at Old Quarry to be outfitted by 8:15 am, return at 5:45 pm. Bring your own lunch or snacks or pick up a box lunch at our take-out. Maximum 6 boats.
Learn more about Isle au Haut.