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  • Swimsuit and weather-appropriate paddling clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Sunglasses with lanyard (polarized recommended)
  • Hat with visor
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Sleepwear
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Extra change of shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • Personal toiletries (travel size)
  • Pillow
  • Towel

Optional

  • Waterproof camera
  • Water shoes or closed-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Stand-up paddleboard, SUP paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†
  • 14.5-foot or longer sea kayak with two bulkheads, spray skirt and paddle†
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Alcoholic beverages for the evening

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boats, boards, paddles, PFD's, etc.
  • Use of all necessary camping equipment: tents, cots, sleeping bags, headlamps, camp chairs, etc.
  • Closed-toed water shoes
  • First-aid kit
  • Dry bags
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • All meals
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

One-Night Maine Kayak and Paddleboard Trip

Free $10 gift card with purchase of $50 or more.
Reserve Your Spot Now

Want to camp, kayak and paddleboard all in one weekend? Our unique coastal camping adventure gives you all this and more, including lobster and quiet evenings under the stars.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy to moderate
  • Minimum age:  10 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Enjoy a full day each of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding along the picturesque coast in Freeport, Maine. On your kayaking day, our Registered Maine Guides will explain kayak design, paddling terminology and boat fit. Your instructors will help you feel comfortable in a solo sea kayak, teaching you step by step how to paddle and maneuver your kayak. After some practice, you'll travel along the rocky island coastline of Casco Bay on a guided tour.

During your one-night stay, you'll enjoy our oceanfront campground that comes equipped with large tents, cots, sleeping bags, hot showers and many other amenities. A lobster or steak dinner will be served that evening at the oceanfront pavilion, followed by dessert, a campfire and a quiet, relaxing night under the stars.

You'll awake in the morning to the sound of the ocean lapping the shore and the smell of a delicious breakfast that will fuel your day of paddleboarding. Our instructors will explain board design, paddling terminology and board selection, and then you'll spend the morning learning and practicing stand-up paddling strokes. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a tour that puts your new skills to practice. Your adventure will conclude with a leisurely paddle back to our paddling center.

All necessary paddleboarding and camping equipment is provided.

Enjoy a full day each of kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding along the picturesque coast in Freeport, Maine. On your kayaking day, our Registered Maine Guides will explain kayak design, paddling terminology and boat fit. Your instructors will help you feel comfortable in a solo sea kayak, teaching you step by step how to paddle and maneuver your kayak. After some practice, you'll travel along the rocky island coastline of Casco Bay on a guided tour.

During your one-night stay, you'll enjoy our oceanfront campground that comes equipped with large tents, cots, sleeping bags, hot showers and many other amenities. A lobster or steak dinner will be served that evening at the oceanfront pavilion, followed by dessert, a campfire and a quiet, relaxing night under the stars.

You'll awake in the morning to the sound of the ocean lapping the shore and the smell of a delicious breakfast that will fuel your day of paddleboarding. Our instructors will explain board design, paddling terminology and board selection, and then you'll spend the morning learning and practicing stand-up paddling strokes. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a tour that puts your new skills to practice. Your adventure will conclude with a leisurely paddle back to our paddling center.

All necessary paddleboarding and camping equipment is provided.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.