The Stonington Archipelago is arguably one of the best places in the country for kayaking. The chain of islands makes for ideal resting stops along with unique sights to see. Grab a paddle with Stonington, Maine kayak rentals and embark on your next adventure. Before you go, be sure to access our online Vacation Guide for all of our top recommendations around Stonington and Deer Isle. Start planning your vacation today!
What You Need to Know About Stonington, Maine Kayak Rentals
Prepare for your at-sea paddling trip with the help of Old Quarry Ocean Adventures. The company has been taking visitors out since 1997 and they know their stuff. Be prepared to see all of the traditional Downeast sights along with some you didn’t even know existed.
Embark on your self-guided Atlantic adventure with a rental from Old Quarry. The Stonington outfitter offers top-notch equipment combined with the best scenery New England offers. Enjoy a single or tandem kayak for a two-hour, half-day, full-day, or weekly rental.
Pro-tip: As a precautionary, the folks at Old Quarry suggest renting a two-way radio in addition to carrying your cell phone (in a waterproof case) should you need assistance while at sea.
Tours and Trips
Half-Day and Full-Day Tours
Plan your half-day or full-day kayak tour and enjoy a guided paddling trip along the shoreline. The trip is ideal for enthusiasts to dip their toe in and gain knowledge about the sport. It’s also the best way to explore the uninhabited islands of Coastal Maine.
Have the ultimate outdoor adventure with Old Quarry island camping. Spend the weekend setting up camp on a secluded Maine island. Explore nearby islands, jump into hidden swimming holes, and watch the sun setting like never before. No kayaking or camping experience? No worries. Old Quarry’s Registered Maine Guide is there to help you every step along the way.
Mothership Kayaking Expeditions
If you’re an experienced kayaker looking for an adventure for the books, you’ll want to reserve a Mothership Kayak Expedition. Trips range from open-ocean (we’re talking nearly 20 miles out) to Isle au Haut explorations. Plan yours with or without a guide and expect some of the best paddling Maine provides.
Paddle Marshall Island
Marshall Island is a 985-acre island located just off of Jericho Bay. It is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the Eastern seaboard and boasts untouched, pristine shorelines and numerous hiking trails. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself into the wilderness like never before.
Rest Up at Pilgrim’s Inn
Once you’ve finished your Stonington, Maine kayak rental adventure, come back to Room Six at the Pilgrim’s Inn. The craftsman-style suite is thought to be the original bedroom of the owners because of its handmade wood paneling. That’s not the only intricate part of this room, however. The room fills with natural light from the wall to wall windows, crafted with wide-planked hardwood floors, and boasts a custom carved, queen-sized, mahogany headboard.
Make your dinner reservation in Chef Alexandria’s on-sight restaurant and experience some of the best eats in Downeast Maine. All dishes are prepared with locally sourced ingredients and crafted simply and tastefully. Start planning your Coastal Maine trip with Pilgrim’s Inn today!