A note on our courses for the 2020 summer 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 - Covid: MIKCo's Y 2020 Season.

Upcoming Events

  1. Baja Expedition: Loreto to La Paz

    March 10, 2021 - March 19, 2021
  2. Loreto Islands Women’s Adventure

    March 23, 2021 - March 28, 2021
MIKCo Ocean School

Our Ocean School Resources are a collection of Maine Island Kayak Co. written materials, articles and outlines, and are part of MIKCo’s Ocean School curriculum. We have developed them to support our on-water instructional programs. We find that paddlers’ retention and access to the skill sets covered in the on-water sessions is enhanced by their review of written class notes. You are welcome to peruse these resources; please remember that these are not designed to substitute for real world training.

You will be asked to sign MIKCo's Waiver & Release before your course.

MIKCo Trip & Course Fine Print

Personal Responsibility

You expressly agree that you are able to participate in this rigorous event, that you understand the risks inherent in rougher water paddling in cold water, and that you will use your best independent judgment at all times in determining your ability to safely and successfully participate in event tasks.

To Register

You can email/mail in the above Reservation Form with your check payable to Maine Island Kayak Co, or register by phone with a Visa or MasterCard @ 207.232.6733. All paddlers must provide payment in full, sign the Waiver and Release, and supply requested Health & Medical information prior to acceptance. You acknowledge having read the Fine Print and that you have medical insurance and/or are responsible for any health and medical costs you may incur from participation in this event.


Payment in full is necessary to secure your reservation: first come, first served.

Inclement Weather or Conditions

Each event will go regardless of weather unless deemed dangerous or inappropriate by MIKCo, in which case we will provide a refund.

Cancellations & Refunds

If MIKCo cancels any day’s event due to too few participants or due to unsafe weather or sea conditions, or the status of any pandemic, we will offer a reasonable alternative, or a full refund. If you cancel with 7 days notice, we'll send you a full refund; if you give us less than 7 days notice, we cannot refund you unless we can fill your reserved spot. If MIKCo feels or agrees that the pandemic risk is too worrisome for safe delivery of our course or trip, MIKCo will provide a full refund.


Under 18 years requires parental participation, and special parental and minor forms. We must reserve the right to refuse service to anyone we feel is a danger to themselves or others.

The Details

Review the MIKCo website for updated information, Course Descriptions, Fine Print and details on meeting places, logistics, lodging in area, Releases, medical information, preparation, readings, references, etc. Oh, and bring your enthusiasm and excitement to paddle a little boat on the sea!

See our Info page for additional information.

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  John Wooden