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  • 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
  • Casual clothing
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • Personal toiletries (travel size)
  • Compact Pillow
  • Compact Towel
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

Optional

  • Swimsuit
  • Waterproof camera
  • Water shoes or closed-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Tandem sea kayak with two bulkheads, spray skirts, paddle and US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD†
  • Extra change of clothes for after trip
  • Extra change of shoes for after trip
  • Alcoholic beverages for the evening

What We Provide

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

One-Night Maine Island Kayak Camping Trip

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The best way to experience the unique beauty of the Maine islands is to see them up close, sunrise to sunset. Join us on this fun and relaxing two-day, one-night kayaking trip.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy to moderate
  • Minimum age:  12 (17 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Paddle among the stunning islands of Maine, surrounded by marine wildlife, working lobster boats and lovely scenery on this kayak camping adventure. Your trip will begin at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center on Casco Bay. You'll start out in a stable kayak and paddle to a picturesque island for a picnic lunch.

You'll then kayak to the Island Base Camp, your home for the night, where we'll serve up a traditional Maine lobster or steak dinner. When it's time to turn in after gazing at the shimmering stars, you'll spend a restful night in a comfortable tent and sleeping bag.

Fueled by a hearty breakfast, you'll launch your kayak for a daylong expedition to other scenic islands, edged with jutting ledges where seals are often seen warming themselves in the sun. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the Paddling Center.

All necessary paddling and camping equipment is provided. All trips are in tandem sea kayaks.

Paddle among the stunning islands of Maine, surrounded by marine wildlife, working lobster boats and lovely scenery on this kayak camping adventure. Your trip will begin at the L.L.Bean Paddling Center on Casco Bay. You'll start out in a stable kayak and paddle to a picturesque island for a picnic lunch.

You'll then kayak to the Island Base Camp, your home for the night, where we'll serve up a traditional Maine lobster or steak dinner. When it's time to turn in after gazing at the shimmering stars, you'll spend a restful night in a comfortable tent and sleeping bag.

Fueled by a hearty breakfast, you'll launch your kayak for a daylong expedition to other scenic islands, edged with jutting ledges where seals are often seen warming themselves in the sun. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to the Paddling Center.

All necessary paddling and camping equipment is provided. All trips are in tandem sea kayaks.

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.