Instructional Courses & Wilderness Education

All trips and short paddles include some instruction as needed (or wanted) by the group or individual. MaineGuiding offers courses and instruction to suit the interests of those seeking to learn or develop specific skills. Some of these skills are listed below. Visit our online calendar for updates on open enrollment in upcoming events, courses and instructional outings.

Beginner Kayaking
Basic Canoe & Poling
Advanced Canoeing & Poling
White Water Canoeing & Poling
Safety & Rescue
Guide Courses
Apprentice & Trip Leader Training
For more info visit The Guide page.

Educational outings for groups can range in length and skill instruction to suit age, ability level and interest. For interests in more specific fields, MaineGuiding may seek an additional instructor (such as a birder, naturalist or local historian) while safely guiding the group and catering to other aspects of the experience. The Guide, Dan, is a Maine native with friends from many walks of life allowing versatile opportunities in wilderness education.

For more information on skills and resources offered by MaineGuiding visit our page about The Guide .