The Machias River, St. Croix River, and Bold Coast have been formally recognized as outstanding paddling destinations in regards to wilderness, wildlife, recreation, and scenery.
The St. Croix River Trip is possibly Maine's finest canoe trip for families and parties of mixed ability who enjoy moderate whitewater or are eager to learn basic whitewater paddling technique. The Croix is runnable throughout the warm summer months and fall foliage season, a fact which when combined with the river's many notable qualities, sets it apart from other rivers.
The Machias Wilderness Whitewater Trip is run during May. The free flowing Machias river is 85 miles punctuated by scenic headwater lakes, rapid tributaries, challenging whitewater, remote campsites and subtle history all of which enhance this impressive wilderness canoeing experience.
The Bold Coast Trip explores one of Maine's most highly regarded sea kayaking destinations. The archipelagos and island nature preserves found along the bold Washington county coast are revered by sea kayakers and naturalists alike, but also harbor a remarkable link to the past.
Enjoy the island scenery of Machias Bay with family and friends on one of our guided kayak tours. Machias Bay provides an excellent opportunity to view seals and bald eagles from a kayak but also harbors a unique link to our past. Tours are scheduled daily.
Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Our Machias rental shop makes it easier for you to spend more time exploring Washington County. Paddles, PFD's, dry bags, and car top carriers included with rentals. Delivery, pick-up, and weekly rates available. We can help plan your outing by providing options and information you may not be aware of. Information is free, good information is free with rental!
River & Trail Shuttles
Our shuttle services simplify the logistics for groups of any size. Shuttle services are available for paddlers interested in running eastern Maine rivers or streams including the Machias river and St. Coix river as well as for sea kayakers or boaters using the Maine Island Trail and for bicyclists, snowmobilers, ATVers, equestrians, hikers, and cross-country skiers using the new Downeast Sunrise Trail.
Our St. Croix River Canoe Trips and Machias Bay Kayak Tours are particularly well-suited for family oriented trip. We can help plan your family vacation in Washington County wether you plan a multi-day family St. Croix trip, a family kayak tour, or are interested in a variety of outdoor family activities in the Machias area.
We can arrange custom itineraries for camps, schools, scouts, clubs, corporations, or private parties interested in planning activities tailored to the interests of their group. We can assist in planning all aspects of your groups visit to Washington County.