Schoodic Sea Kayaking Retreat

Location: Winter Harbor, Maine
Dates: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019

NEW: Five-Day Format!

On the east side of Frenchman Bay, away from the bustle of Bar Harbor, lies a largely forgotten piece of Acadia National ParkSchoodic Point. Exposed to the open swell, with rugged rocky shorelines, steep storm racked cliffs and spectacular scenery, it is hard to imagine a finer body of water to explore in a sea kayak.

Under the expert leadership of  experienced sea kayaking guides you will discover why you love kayaking all over again. They will enable you to relish the feeling of being in the environment in a way only available in a small human powered kayak. Nick Schade, Gerry Polinsky, David Santaniello and Joey Schott will lead you along amazing shore lines, across beautiful harbors, to paddle around spectacular islands where you can either bask in the glory of it all, or expand your skills while exploring rock gardens, sea caves, and off shore ledges.

Guillemot Kayaks designs are renowned for their open water performance and playful action maneuvering amongst the features of the local islands. Nick will bring a selection of these wood kayak designs that will be available for participants to paddle and experience in their intended environment. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the characteristics of these lightweight rugged kayaks while using them in real world conditions.

After a day on the water you will be able to get back and relax with a nice meal, and maybe a beautiful sunset before hitting a warm bed.

Event organizers Guillemot Kayaks and Sea Sherpa Kayaks want to provide an enriching experience. Their hope is you return home energized by what you see, learn and do at this retreat. With coaching staff to provide a safe and instructional time on the water, a free-form journey of exploring, skills learning, and active water play will be the itinerary each day. They will provide individualized instruction as desired to improve your ability to appreciate the experience. The goal is to allow you to use the skills you have, and develop new skills while sea kayaking in awesome surroundings. And at the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing debrief over a nice meal and drink. There will be suitable challenges available for all levels of kayakers from simply learning to navigate across a harbor to practicing seal landings in surging rock gardens. This will be super fun and fruitful break from routine in a magnificent setting.


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