Courses & Trips

Our kayaks aren't one-size-fits-all: neither are our courses. Maine Island Kayak Co. designs custom courses and trips for you. We work with you to discover your interests and paddling style, and build a learning adventure to expand your skills.

A note on our courses for the 2020 season:

MIKCo has decided to amend our approach to providing our customary general public sea kayaking programs. We are being cautious and not listing courses for open enrollment. We will continue with Covid-Safe Boat Sales and small Private Instructional Courses and Trips. Please see our article: MIKCo's Y 2020 Season.

Sea Kayaking Baja
Loreto to La Paz, Baja Sur, Mexico

March 10 - 19, 2021. The coastline between Loreto and La Paz has long been a paddling classic because of its dramatic scenery and remoteness. Please contact Tom to inquire about this trip of a lifetime.

Loreto Islands Women's Adventure
Loreto Islands Women's Adventure, Baja Sur, Mexico

March 23 - 28, 2021. What happens on a Women’s kayak trip that doesn’t happen on a typical trip? Some will never know! Gals, if you enjoy the company of other adventurous women, we’d love to share the magic with you! To learn more, contact Liz.

Backing into a slot on Fastrack

See our calendar for specially scheduled expeditions, trips & courses. Please contact us to inquire about private, custom instruction for yourself and your group.

Fastrack Intensive Boat Lesson
Course & Trip Descriptions

Descriptions of instructional courses, trips & expeditions that we've offered. Choose one of these, or combine elements for your one-of-a-kind course.

Fastrack Intensive Course
Custom Courses

Custom means designed for you, your goals and chosen environment. Four students is our preferred number for our lead coaches, as it allows for deeper modeling and increased group responsibility. Talk to us about scheduling a one day lesson or a multi-day course.

Guided sea kayaking trip at launch

Maine Island Kayak Co. can outfit your personal paddling trip. Outfitted trips are self-supported: your group carries all required food, water, and equipment. Groups may opt to utilize our power boat shuttle for transfer of equipment and food.


Our Registered Maine Guides and BCU and American Canoe Association (ACA) trained coaches and instructors have paddled thousands of miles on various seas over the last 30+ years, and have helped hundreds get out on the water. We believe our progressive formats will tune you into this great sport: taking you beyond simple rescues and basic maneuvering to making rewarding decisions, and enabling you to achieve your goals in the ever-changing environment.

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”  Amelia Earhart