What we're about

This group is for local paddlers who want to connect with the paddling community and keep up-to-date on special events and classes at Portland Paddle. We have free weekly gatherings during the summer, and we also have a full menu of classes, tours, and guided expeditions. Check out the calendar at portlandpaddle.net for more info.

If you love the water and paddling come check out Portland Paddle at one of our two awesome locations, Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth or the East End Beach in Portland. We offer paddleboard and kayak rentals, tours, and lessons! Additionally, we have some fun free opportunities to help you get out on the water and build skills!

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Weekly Early Morning Kayak Paddles

Cutter Street

WHEN: Every Tuesday starting June 9 @ 7:30a-8:30a WHERE: Portland Paddle's site at the East End Beach (look for our sign) WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a sea kayak on Casco Bay with a group COST: Free with your own kayak; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate) WHAT: If you bring your own kayak, it must be a sea kayak (at least 14 feet) COVID-19 Policy- In order to safely and effectively run this meetup, we request that you are comfortable properly fitting a PFD on your own, have some sea kayaking experience, and are comfortable re-entering your kayak should you capsize. Since our SUP meetups have been such a hit, we're adding kayak meetups for our 2020 season! Starting on June 9 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It's free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one. This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some sea kayaking experience who feels comfortable and confident on the ocean. This isn't a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants. If you've never sea kayaked before we suggest taking a lesson before joining this group.

Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles

Portland Paddle

WHEN: Every Thursday starting June 11 @ 7:30a-8:30a WHERE: Portland Paddle's site at the East End Beach (look for our sign) WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a SUP on Casco Bay with a group COST: Free with your own SUP; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate) COVID-19 Policy- In order to safely and effectively run this meetup, we request that you are comfortable setting up a paddle board on your own, properly fitting a PFD on your own, have some SUPing experience, and are comfortable getting back on you board should you fall off. We're bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2020 season! Starting on June 11 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It's free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate). This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn't a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants. If you've never been stand-up paddling before we suggest taking a lesson before joining this group.

Weekly Early Morning Kayak Paddles

Cutter Street

WHEN: Every Tuesday starting June 9 @ 7:30a-8:30a WHERE: Portland Paddle's site at the East End Beach (look for our sign) WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a sea kayak on Casco Bay with a group COST: Free with your own kayak; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate) WHAT: If you bring your own kayak, it must be a sea kayak (at least 14 feet) COVID-19 Policy- In order to safely and effectively run this meetup, we request that you are comfortable properly fitting a PFD on your own, have some sea kayaking experience, and are comfortable re-entering your kayak should you capsize. Since our SUP meetups have been such a hit, we're adding kayak meetups for our 2020 season! Starting on June 9 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It's free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one. This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some sea kayaking experience who feels comfortable and confident on the ocean. This isn't a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants. If you've never sea kayaked before we suggest taking a lesson before joining this group.

Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles

Portland Paddle

WHEN: Every Thursday starting June 11 @ 7:30a-8:30a WHERE: Portland Paddle's site at the East End Beach (look for our sign) WHO: Anyone who is confident and comfortable paddling a SUP on Casco Bay with a group COST: Free with your own SUP; $15 to rent one from Portland Paddle ($10 off the usual rate) COVID-19 Policy- In order to safely and effectively run this meetup, we request that you are comfortable setting up a paddle board on your own, properly fitting a PFD on your own, have some SUPing experience, and are comfortable getting back on you board should you fall off. We're bringing back our weekly SUP paddles for our 2020 season! Starting on June 11 our staff will lead an early morning paddle from our site at the East End Beach every Thursday. It's free to join with your own board or just $15 to rent one from us ($10 off the usual rate). This weekly gathering is a casual paddle open to anyone with some SUP experience who feels comfortable and confident on a board. This isn't a guided trip, so everyone is responsible for their own safety, but our staff are happy to share their knowledge of the sport. The group will stay on the water for about an hour and will pick a destination that fits the conditions and participants. If you've never been stand-up paddling before we suggest taking a lesson before joining this group.

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Weekly Early Morning SUP Paddles

Portland Paddle

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