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Our local company, Sunrise Canoe and Kayak (located in Machias), has daily and weekly rentals rates starting at $25/day, and will deliver the equipment directly to your rental property (an extra fee applies). In addition to custom tours, they also offer day or half-day tours. Depending on the tour, you will see beautiful scenery, historic petroglyphs, pocket beaches, seals and porpoise.

  • Machias Bay Half-day– kayaking –Abundant wildlife, rich tangible history, and beautiful island scenery- possibly the finest half-day sea kayak tour in all of Maine! Great family trip! May-Oct
  • Cobscook Bay Half-day– kayaking – Explore an historic island nestled between the easternmost settlements in the U.S. You may also catch a glimps of seals and porpoise playing in the tide. Jun-Sep
  • Great Wass Archipelago– kayaking – Island hop through one of estern Maine’s beautiful archipelagos searching for wildlife, exploring pocket beaches, and maybe even hike to a lighthouse. Jun-Sep
  • Machias River Half-day– canoeing – With just a touch of whitewater and a great picnic spot this is a wonderful way to experience a Maine river by canoe. Beginners welcome. May-Oct
  • St. Croix River– canoeing – One of Maine’s premier river trips features fun, easy whitewater amidst the forrested scenery of eastern Maine. If you are looking for a river adventure, this is it! May-Oct

Where to Kayak/Canoe: If you’ve rented or brought your own kayaks or canoes, you can explore the following areas:

  • The Orange River Water Trail is an easy to access, easy to paddle flat-water trail, which includes miles of fresh water teeming with wildlife. The Orange River provides important inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat in Downeast Maine and also supports bald eagles, deer wintering, and brook trout fisheries.
  • The Machias River race course is in a beautiful, remote setting. The course covers a mile-long lake, then about nine miles of scenic flatwater interspersed with a few Class II/III rapids.
  • The Downeast Lakes Water Trail offers exceptional opportunities for multi-day paddling trips, which rival any in the northeast for solitude, beauty, and adventure.