Courses & Trips

Our kayaks aren't one-size-fits-all; neither are our courses.

Please see our article - Covid: MIKCo's Y 2020 Season

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.

Backing into a slot on Fastrack

In light of COVID-19, we are currently putting a hold on listing new courses. Check our calendar for other events. Please contact us to inquire about private instruction.

Fastrack Intensive Boat Lesson
Course Descriptions

Descriptions of instructional courses and trips we have offered. Choose one of these, or combine elements for your one-of-a-kind course.

Fastrack Intensive Course
Custom Courses

Most MIKCo courses are available for your private booking. Four students is our preferred number for our lead coaches, as it allows for deeper modeling and increased group responsibility. Schedule 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