About Us


Since 1986 Maine Island Kayak Co has provided unusual journeys, structured courses, and great trips among outer islands of the world. We're regularly up to new things- so make sure to check our calendar and events area for upcoming events like our Fastracks, Rock Gardens and Surf Workshops.  events focused on skills and play geared towards the developing  paddler.

We travel in small groups to minimize our impact and enhance the quality of your experience. MIKCo journeys feature Maine’s 2,000+ islands and international trips to Mexico and Wales. Our Ocean School program immerses paddlers into the science and systems of the Gulf of Maine. We are Registered Maine Guides and BCU trained instructors committed to giving you personal attention and quality instruction. MIKCO is a Nordkapp Trust Premiere Sea Kayak Centre.


who we are

We Are

small boat sea paddlers passionate about the ocean. We truly enjoy sharing the experience that we love. We have an immense respect for our marine environment that comes from spending thousands of hours on the water. We take both safety and fun very seriously - because we want you to enjoy your visit and to return healthy, year after year. We are a unique group of seasoned experts - find out more aboutour visiting coaches and friends- then come get a paddle wet with us.

who we are

We Go

with our paddlers all over the world, from Alaska to Baja, Wales to British Columbia, The Canadian Maritmes to Florida and anywhere beautiful and challenging paddling beckons. (check out our photo galleries from some of our past trips) and if you’ve got an ideal trip in mind, call us and let’s work it out.

why you should come

Why You Should Come With Us

When you combine safety with fun - competence with enthusiasm - the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s exploring the islands of the Maine coast, paddling down Baja or sitting on whale bones in the arctic - please know that we will do all in our power to enhance your adventure, that we have been there and done that. You’ll improve your paddling and connect with that corner of our planet. Mostly you’ll have a blast! Just bring your enthusiasm.