"They [the guides] are clearly experienced, highly skilled and well suited to the task of making the complex and not-so-complex accessible to a diverse group of people."
— W. Jennings
"His flexible and patient teaching style promoted a rapid transition through the first awkward and frustrating attempts to perform anew stroke, to the 'a-ha' moment (that sometimes fleeting but nevertheless satisfying instant when you comprehend what's supposed to happen and feel the boat respond accordingly."
— A.C. Ward
Since 1986 Maine Island Kayak has provided unusual trips and structured courses among outer islands of the world. We travel in small groups to minimize our impact and enhance the quality of your experience. And we're always up to interesting things - so make sure to check our calendar and events area for great events like our three upcoming Workshops on Tidal Race and Rock Garden This summer in 2011 - a great set of events focused on skills and play geared towards the intermediate+ paddler.
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.
Our trips are unparalleled adventures rich in both learning and experience that span the globe from Maine's pristine waters to exquisite paddling destinations the world-over. See Full Descriptions of Trips
Day and Half Day
Explore beautiful Casco Bay and its outer islands, pocket beaches, secret coves and Civil War era forts. Friendly Peaks Island offers a ideal base for exploring the inner islands and outer bay.
Casco Bay, Muscongous Bay, the Stonington Archipelago, the Jonesport Arcipelago. Let's adventure among Maine's 2000 islands
Private & Corporate
MIKCO specializes in delivering customized adventures and trainings for private groups of friends, family and businesses.
Baja, Mexico's Sea of Cortez, Wales Tide Races and Castles, Alaska's Prince William Sound, Bolivia's Lake Titicaca, Belize's reefs, Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes.
We'll head way Downeast where the fog is thicker, the tides over 20', the islands more remote and the paddling exquisite.
Where would you like to go? We're always interested in pushing back the horizon. Let us know!
MIKCO does it all with highly qualified instructors in using our own time honed and carefully tailored progressive format.
For those interested in the sport and who wants sound foundations to build upon
Kayakers who have mastered the basics and are interested in learning the art of seamanship.
For those who want to gain skills in rough water, push their skills to the highest level and who want to become professional kayakers or expeditioners.
Also be sure to check out our special Tide Race & Rock Garden Workshops. This year we're offering 3 events thrugh New England. Join us this summer for a great chance to focus on skills and play geared towards the intermediate+ paddler.
Maine Island Kayak Co provides some of the finest, professionally delivered courses that emphasize development of your seamanship along with your paddling skills. Additionally MIKCo has offered Guide/Instructor and Leadership training since the 1990's. All courses are intensive, in-depth trainings based on standards of the industry, BCU, Nordkapp Trust and ACA models, and our decades of real world experience guiding on the sea.
MIKCO is a Nordkapp Trust Premiere Sea Kayaking Centre.