Greenland Festival Registration and Info

See the Festival Class Descriptions.

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Festival Pricing

$595 with double occupancy lodging at 8th Maine on Friday and Saturday nights. 8th Maine is full.

$395 without lodging at 8th Maine.

Included:

  • All Kayaking and Rolling Classes and Coaching.
  • Cookout Dinner at 8th Maine on Friday.
  • Presentation by Kayak Historian Vernon Doucette at 8th Maine on Friday evening.
  • Catered Picnic Lunch at Kayak Beach on Saturday.
  • Lobsterbake Dinner (with options) at 8th Maine on Saturday.
  • Live acoustic music by The Potato Pickers at 8th Maine on Saturday evening.

Extras:

Sea Kayak Rental: $75 for the weekend. Kayak Rental is full.

Lodging at 8th Maine

Rooms at 8th Maine are rustic, with shared bathrooms. There is a large dining room and kitchen on the lower level for guests to share. Coffee is provided in the mornings, and you may prepare your own breakfast - or walk over to Lisa's Peaks Cafe, just up the hill from the ferry landing, for pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and island news. Hannigan's Island Market sells groceries, sundries, and beer, wine, and spirits.

Getting yourself and your kayak to Peaks Island

See our Info page for details and links to Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island, Portland Parking, and Shipping your Kayak. Please note that you cannot make reservations for the ferry for passengers or vehicles; it is first come, first served. We will be on hand to assist unloading kayaks from vehicles. If you are shipping your kayak over on the ferry, we can help transport it from the ferry dock on Peaks to our beach. Please let us know what ferry you and your kayak will be on. 

There is a taxi on the island. The number is 207-518-0000.

BYO Paddle and Helmet

Please bring your own Greenland paddle. If you are planning to participate in rough water or rock sessions, a helmet is recommended.


 

Festival Schedule

Friday

1200 - 1600

  • Registration on Kayak Beach.
  • Kayak drop off at Kayak Beach. All kayaks may be stored on the beach. Cars may drive down the hill one at a time for unloading only. Please do NOT park in the paved area by the beach; it is for commercial use only. Street side parking is available at the top of the hill. Check the signs for parking restrictions. We will be on hand to assist unloading kayaks from vehicles. If you are shipping your kayak over on the ferry, we can help transport it from the ferry dock on Peaks to our beach. Please let us know what ferry you and your kayak will be on. 
  • Kayak demos, including Rebel Kayaks, Nigel Dennis Kayaks, and some skin-on-frame qajaqs for you to view.
  • Kayak fitting for rental kayaks.
  • Informal kayak tours of event area.
  • Meet and talk with the Coaches.

1730 - 1800

  • Refreshments on the porch at 8th Maine.

1800 - 2100

  • Cookout Dinner at 8th Maine.
  • Coach Introductions and Class Summaries.
  • Evening Presentation by Kayak Historian, Vernon Doucette.
  • Sign-Ups for Saturday's classes.

Saturday

0800 - 0815

  • Morning briefing at 8th Maine: weather, tides, ocean swell, and any schedule changes due to conditions.

0900

  • Classes meet on Kayak Beach. Participants should be ready to paddle at 0900.

0900 - 1200

  • Kayak Classes - Session 1.

1200 - 1300

  • Catered picnic lunch on Kayak Beach.

1300 - 1600

  • Kayak Classes - Session 2.

1730 - 1800

  • Refreshments on the porch at 8th Maine.

1800 - 2000

  • Lobsterbake at 8th Maine.
  • Live acoustic music by The Potato Pickers.
  • Sign-Ups for Sunday's classes.

Sunday

0800 - 0815

  • Morning briefing at 8th Maine: weather, tides, ocean swell, and any schedule changes due to conditions.

0900

  • Classes meet on Kayak Beach. Participants should be ready to paddle at 0900.

0900 - 1200

  • Kayak Classes - Session 3.

1200 - 1300

  • Festival Close & Departures.

 

To Register

Email Liz. Please include:

  1. Your Greenland kayaking experience, goals, and what classes interest you most.
  2. Food restrictions?
  3. Friday Cookout - Beef Burger OR Veggie Burger?
  4. Saturday Lobsterbake - 1.25 lb. Steamed Maine Lobster OR Chicken with Vidalia Onion Sauce OR Locally made Blue Mango Veggie Burger?

Payment

After your registration email is received, we will send you a PayPal invoice. Your registration is complete when we have confirmed receipt of your payment.

The Fine Print
Cancellation & Refund Policy
If MIKCo cancels the Festival due to too few participants or due to unsafe weather or sea conditions, we’ll send you a full refund. If you cancel with 21 days notice, we’ll send you a full refund less a $35 administrative fee, 75% of the total cost with 14-20 days notice, 50% of the total cost with 8-13 days notice, but no refund if you cancel with less than 7 days notice – unless we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list.

Health Insurance: We recommend that you have health  insurance, as you are responsible for any medical costs incurred.

Miscellaneous: Under 18 years of age requires special parental consent and minor forms. We reserve the right to refuse services to anyone we feel is a risk to themselves or others.

Waiver & Release

You will be required to sign our Waiver prior to participating in any Festival activities.

Medical Concerns

You are required to advise Staff of any physical or medical conditions that could impact your ability to participate in the Activities safely.