Sunrise Canoe and Kayak

Maine canoe trips, kayak tours, rentals and river guides since 1996.

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Cobscook Bay Kayak Tour

**Half Day Guided Tour Info for 2019**

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Our Cobscook bay half day kayak tour explores the waters at the mouth of the Cobscook bay and visits historic Treat island nestled between the two easternmost settlements in the U.S. Your Master Maine Sea Kayak Guide will give you basic tandem kayak instruction before leaving shore and then lead you across the bay as you paddle the highest tides in the United States! Beginners, families, and friends welcome!

Trip Overview

Dates:June-August, tide dependent
Length:4 hours
Where:Trip meets at the Lubec town landing
Included:All kayaking gear (tandem kayaks, PFD's, paddles, dry bags), guide services, basic kayak instruction
Reservations:Sunrise Canoe and Kayak

Friendly Knowledgable Guides

Each trip is led by a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide who will brief you on safety and proper paddling technique before leaving shore and help you identify wildlife and points of interest during the trip.

Comfortable, Stable Kayaks

Although most of our guests have no prior experience in a kayak, they are pleasantly surprised at the comfort, stability, and effortless steering of our two-person sea kayaks. Folks are amazed at how enjoyable this truly unique perspective of coastal scenery and wildlife can be.

Relaxed Pace

The relaxed pace of our trips allows time to focus on the wonders we may encounter along the way. A scenic stop halfway gives everyone time to stretch, enjoy a snack, and relax a bit before continuing on with the second part of our trip.

Treat Island

Historic Treat island lies at the mouth of Cobscook bay about half way between Eastport and Lubec. Once owned by Colonel John Allen after the Revolutionary war and the site of a Civil war era fort, the island is perhaps best remembered as the property of Upham Stowers Treat a pioneer in the canning industry which would make the Eastport/Lubec area famous during the late 19th century. Today there is a short hike around the 73 acre island which allows us to take in some the history of the island as well as the wonderful views of the surrounding area.

What to Bring

For this trip, you may want to bring a pair of sneakers or some kind of footwear with a little support for walking around Treat island, especially if you plan to paddle with water shoes or neoprene booties.

For kayaking, we recommend wearing something on your feet that you don't mind getting wet, shorts or light pants, a seasonable top with an extra layer (fleece, jacket, etc.), and a hat that provides sun protection. Other items you may want are sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, camera, snack, and water. We provide dry bags for you to pack items in.


Our Cobscook Bay kayak tours run from June through August tide permitting except on very windy or stormy days. Foggy summer days can be very special days for viewing seals and bird life from the quiet of a kayak.

Scheduling, Group Size, and Pricing

Your activities can be planned according to the time you have to spend in Downeast Maine. We recommend that you plan your trip as early as possible in your vacation in case weather forces rescheduling. Tours must be scheduled around the tides so meeting times vary from day to day and there are several day a month when this trip in not an option due to the tides. Group size is limited to 12 participants. Tours are $65/person and meets at the Lubec town landing.


Contact Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, Rob Scribner

Located At:Sunrise Canoe and Kayak
168 Main Street, Machias Maine
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Postal Address:68 Hoyttown Road, Machias ME 04654