Why You Need to Embark on an Expedition With Old Quarry Ocean Adventures

A great partner of Pilgrim’s Inn is Old Quarry Ocean Adventures. Your Deer Isle expedition begins with this sea kayaking outfitter and oceanfront campground. With Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, you will enjoy kayaking and paddleboard tours, sightseeing eco-cruises, specialized boat tours, and sailboat trips!  Old Quarry also offers classes and private lessons for those interested in an additional challenge. See Deer Isle from a completely new perspective as you travel by sea through the surrounding islands of the archipelago. You will also be making some wonderful memories to take back with you from your stay in Maine!

Find out more about all of the exciting adventures you can enjoy near Pilgrim’s Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do, like enjoying an expedition with Old Quarry Ocean Adventures.


Old Quarry Ocean Adventures offers great sea kayaking trips among the islands of the Stonington archipelago and beyond. Paddle to scenic islands along the Maine coast, reaching over 60 islands within a two-hour paddle! You can venture out on your own, or embark on a guided half or full day tour and learn more about the area from a local expert. Expect to see seabirds, porpoises, seals, ospreys, and more Northern Atlantic wildlife. You may even stop for a hike on one of the many islands you will visit before heading back to Old Quarry Ocean Adventures headquarters. Take in breathtaking coastal Maine scenery as you enjoy a kayaking adventure!


If paddling your own kayak seems like a little more work than you’d intended, consider a sightseeing eco-cruise with Old Quarry Ocean Adventures. The eco-cruises offered include hiking and biking adventures on Isle au Haut for those who still want some exhilarating activity. Meanwhile, natural history and sunset cruises are ideal for those looking to sit back and enjoy the ride. There is even an option for a lobster bake on the boat or a custom meteor shower cruise if you are visiting at the right time! The seaworthy cruise boats at Old Quarry Ocean Adventures can carry up to 19 passengers, and the captains have many years of experience navigating the waters.

Take Out Restaurant

A fun-filled boat cruise or kayak tour would not be complete without some delicious food to follow it up or enjoy onboard. At Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, lobster rolls, and lobster bakes. Their take-out restaurant is a wonderful addition to your Maine expedition. Box lunches are available for all trips, or you can dine on the oceanfront or pondside decks on shore. Specialties include breakfast sandwiches, wraps of all kinds, and of course lobster!

Stay with an Old Quarry Ocean Adventures Partner, Pilgrim’s Inn

We love our partnership with Old Quarry Ocean Adventures because we want you to have the best time possible! When your day trips are through, be sure to come back to our historic inn on Main Street for a relaxing evening by the mill pond. Sit back in our Adirondack chairs in the garden and enjoy the beautiful views or indulge in a delicious dinner at our on-site restaurant. We hope you have a wonderful stay!