Water activity

Portland Area: Casco Bay and Malaga Island Sea Kayak Tour

Portland Area: Casco Bay and Malaga Island Sea Kayak Tour

From $89 per person

Join a master Maine guide on a sea kayak tour to Malaga Island. Explore this remote island and learn about its complicated history of colonization and eviction along Maine's picturesque coast.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy expert narration from a master Maine guide and naturalist
  • Paddle on the water via kayak to reach the remote Malaga Island
  • Lose yourself in the natural beauty of the island in an intimate group setting
  • Paddle solo or with a friend in a 2-seat kayak
Full description
Explore Maine’s rugged landscape and learn about the rich Native American and evicted mixed-race colony history of the remote Malaga Island on this small-group, family friendly sea kayak and walking tour with an expert Maine guide. You will launch your sea kayaks from Cundy’s Harbor in Harpswell into the Casco Bay and kayak to the northern end of Malaga Island. Catch a glimpse of seals and lobstering while making your way to this uninhabited island. The trip takes about an hour and is suitable for beginners. Once on Malaga Island, you will check in at the kiosk, which provides a historical timeline of the Malaga Colony by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Your guide will give an interpretive tour of the island as you walk on trails through the woods, helping you imagine how Native Americans used the island, how the Malaga Colony islanders lived, and how the island is used today. The walking is not difficult, but it is not suitable for someone who can't easily walk on uneven surfaces and at least 1.25 miles unassisted. At the southern end of the island, you'll take a snack or lunch break before walking back to the northern beach on a different path and returning to the harbor by sea kayak.
  • Sea kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Expert Maine guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Cundy's Harbor public boat launch at Holbrook Street Landing

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Daypack
  • Quick-dry clothing

Know before you go

  • Guests will have to submit waivers with medical information, including weight and height, and fill out a liability form
  • The trip will run unless there are unsafe paddling conditions, such as thunderstorms or extremely high winds or waves, in which case the local partner will work to reschedule you. You will paddle in light fog, rain, and sun
  • Tandem and single kayaks will be used during the trip and the guide will assist you. Sometimes boats are switched during the trip for group safety and maximum fun
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