Tidal Transit Kayak, Tours and Rentals in Boothbay Harbor

TIDAL TRANSIT KAYAK COMPANY

Kayak Tours & Rentals in Boothbay Harbor Maine Since 1988

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Guide Training

2017 Class May 19-21

Since 1897, Maine has required guides to be licensed through the State. There is a highly challenging testing process to obtain this license, and as a result the Registered Maine Guide license has become well respected throughout the country. We offer an intensive three-day Guide Training course in May, designed to prepare participants for the Registered Maine Guide oral and written exams.

Topics covered include:

Registered Maine Guide patch
  • Navigation by chart and compass
  • Trip planning and group management
  • Kayak design and paddle strokes
  • Kayak safety, towing, and rescues
  • Lost person and catastrophic incident scenarios
  • Wilderness first aid basics
  • Tides, wind, waves and weather
  • Island ethics
  • Natural history and wildlife of coastal Maine

 

We have offered this course annually since 2009, and are proud to say we have trained over 50 Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides. For more information about the course, please call us at (207) 633-7140 or Contact Us.