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Posted: June 30, 2014

Where to rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard

Written by: Shannon Bryan
Suhayla Johnson and Salah Hassan of Portland paddle a kayak in Casco Bay off the Eastern Prom. Carl D. Walsh/Press Herald staff photo

Suhayla Johnson and Salah Hassan of Portland paddle a kayak in Casco Bay off the Eastern Prom. Carl D. Walsh/Press Herald staff photo

You want to get out on the water (be it ocean, river or lake), but don’t own the gear? No problem. There are plenty of places to rent paddleboards, kayaks and canoes around Maine, and many of them deliver. Here’s a list of just some of the rental shops. If you know of one we’re missing, let us know.

Southern Maine

Maine Island Kayak Co.
Peaks Island | 207-766-2373 |
Kayak Rentals on peaks island.

Maine Surfers Union
36 Market St., Portland | (207) 771 – SURF |
Paddleboard rentals.

Portland Paddle
East End Beach, Portland | 207-370-9730 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals.

382 Cottage Road, South Portland | 207-767-7676 |
Paddleboard rentals.

Brooksie’s Kayak and Canoe rentals
Based in South Portland, but they’re a mobile delivery company | 207-415-9469 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Delivery.

Black Point Surf Shop
134 Black Point Rd, Scarborough | 207-939-6016 |
Paddleboard rentals.

Fun and Sun Rentals
At the Pine Point Co-op boat launch | 207-730-1926 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available from Cape Elizabeth to Walker’s Point.

Maine Audubon (Scarborough Marsh)
Pine Point Road, Scarborough | 207-883-5100 | maineaudubon.orgCanoe and kayak rentals at Scarborough Marsh

Wolfe’s Neck Farm and Recompence Shore Campground
34 Burnett Road, Freeport  |  207-869-5433 |
Canoe and kayak rentals on Casco Bay (subject to tides)

Ring’s Marine
22 Smelt Brook Road, South Freeport | 207-865-6143
Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available.

Kayak Excursions (Kennebunkport)
Kennebunkport | 1-888-YAKS-4-YOU |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available.

Coastal Maine Kayak (Kennebunkport)
8 Western Ave, Kennebunkport | 207-967-6065 |
Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available for $40 within 10 miles.

Kennebunkport Marina
7 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport | 207-967-3411|
canoe and kayak rentals on the Kennebunk River.

Wheels and Waves (Wells and Ogunquit)
365 Post Road (Route 1), Wells | 207-646-5774 |
161 Main Street (Route 1), Ogunquit | 207-641-2501 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Liquid Dreams (York and Ogunquit)
171 Long Beach Ave., York | 207-351-2545 |
696 Main Street (Route 1), Ogunquit | 207-641-2545 |
Kayak and Paddleboard rentals. (Kayak rentals available at the Ogunquit shop.)

World Within Kayak Rentals (Ogunquit)
17 post road (route 1), ogunquit | 207-646-0455 |
kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Webhannet River Kayak Rentals (Wells)
345 Harbor Road, Wells | 207-646-9649 |
Kayak rentals.

Excursions Coast Maine Outfitting Co. (Cape Neddick)
1740 us route 1, Cape Neddick | 207-363-0181 |

Western Lakes and Mountains

Sebago Kayak Co.
894 Roosevelt Trail, Naples | 207-935-4763 |
Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. Free delivery available.

Sebago Trails Paddling Co. (Windham)
4 White’s Bridge Road, Windham | 207-894-4696 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available for $15-$25 (within 12 miles)

Saco River Canoe & Kayak
Main Street, Fryeburg | 207-935-2369 |
Canoe and kayak rentals.

River’s Edge Sports (Oquossoc)
Route 4, Oquossoc | 207-864-5582 |
Canoe, kayak and boat rentals. delivery available.

Northwoods Outfitters
5 Lily Bay Road | Greenville | 207-695-3288 |

RAD Jet Ski Rentals
851 Roosevelt Trl, Naples, Maine 04055 | 207-693-8200 |
Kayak rentals.


Paddle Maine/Seaspray Kayaking (Brunswick)
209 pleasant st. brunswick | 207-751-3450 |
Kayak, canoe & paddleboard rentals. delivery available.

New Meadows Kayaking Center/Seaspray Kayaking (Bath)
on the new meadows river, west bath | 207-443-3646 |
kayak, paddleboard and canoe rentals. delivery available.

Sebasco Harbor Resort Kayaking Center/Seaspray Kayaking (Sebasco)
between bailey island and small point, sebasco | 207-443-3646 |
Kayak, paddleboard and canoe rentals. delivery available.

Maine Kayak Rentals (New Harbor)
113 huddle rd, new harbor | 1-866-maine kayak |
Kayak rentals. free delivery within 10 miles

Tidal Transit (Boothbay Harbor)
18 granary way, boothbay harbor | 207-633-7140 |
kayak and paddleboard rentals. free delivery with rentals of three days or more.

Midcoast Kayak (Damariscotta)
47 main street, damariscotta | 563-5732 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Free delivery when renting four boats or more, or $20-$35 in Lincoln County areas.

Maine Sport Outfitters (Rockport)
115 Commercial St (route 1), Rockport | 207-236-7120 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Port Clyde Kayaks and SUP
Factory Road, Port Clyde | 207-372-8100 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Free delivery for kayaks south of route 73

Ducktrap Kayak
2175 Atlantic Hwy, Lincolnville | 207-236-8608 |
Kayak and paddleboard rentals. Delivery available

MadDog Kayak & Canoe Rentals
2120 Route 129, South Bristol | 207-831-1792 |
Kayak and canoe rentals in The Gut that cleaves Rutherford Island from the South Bristol Peninsula.

Down East

Sunrise Canoe and Kayak
168 Main Street, Machias | 207-255-3375 |
Canoe and kayak rentals. Delivery available.

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
130 settlement road, stonington | 207-367-8977 |
canoe, kayak, paddleboard and sailboat rentals.

National Park Canoe and Kayak Rental (MDI)
Pretty Marsh Road, rt. 102, Mount Desert | 207-244-5854 |
Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals. renting right from long pond in acadia national park.

The activity shop kayak and canoe rentals (Blue Hill)
61 Ellsworth road, Blue Hill | 207-374-3600 |
Renting canoes and kayaks. Free delivery available.

Acadia 1 (Bar Harbor)
Acadia national park | 1-888-786-0676. |
Kayak rentals. Delivery available for $20 (most deliveries)

Maine Kayak Rentals (Otis)
Carlton Way, Otis | 855-620-9863 |

Castine Kayak Adventures
Eaton’s Wharf, Castine | 207-866-3506 |
Kayak rentals.

Kayak Rentals at Searsport Shores
Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, route 1, Searsport | 207-548-6059 |

Scotty’s Kayak Rentals & Canoe
70 Otter Creek Drive, Mount Desert | 207-288-4567 |
Kayak and canoe rentals. delivery available to Bar Harbor, MDI, Trenton, Lamoine and Hancock.

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