Tidal Transit Kayak Company supplies you with everything you need to experience Maine from its finest perspective.
In a state known for the richness of its coastline, the Boothbay Region stands out as one of the best destinations for sea kayaking, with water ranging from the open seas to calm, protected rivers. The Harbor is also home to three historic lighthouses and many public islands that can be yours for an afternoon of exploring or peaceful picnicking.
You can spend an afternoon eye-to-eye with seals and herons amongst the secluded islands of the rivers or set off through the waters of a harbor that windjammers and fishermen have called home for over four hundred years.
Kayaking is a sport for everyone and NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!
Make the great outdoors the highlight of your trip to Maine - get outside and enjoy all of Vacationland!
"Travis and everyone at Tidal Transit are very helpful, making our kayak trips effortless every time we rent here... The equipment is in great shape and a pleasure to paddle in."Read More Reviews
We have a fleet of kayaks available for rental at our location in downtown Boothbay Harbor. A two-hour round-trip paddle from our shop can take you out to the Burnt Island Lighthouse. Pack a picnic and enjoy an afternoon out on the rocks, or make a day of it and continue your paddle up through the Townsend Gut into the Sheepscot River.
If you would like to have a kayak on hand for your whole stay in Boothbay, we offer free delivery for multiday rentals, so can bring the boats straight to your cottage or camp, and come pick them up when you are finished with them!
Kayak rentals include basic instruction, life jacket, and paddle, and we give you a choice of single or tandem kayaks. Our rental fleet is made up of Necky and Boreal Design kayaks in a range of sizes to accommodate all paddlers. They also have rudders for added stability and ease of maneuvering.
Call 207-633-7140 to reserve kayaks!
"We found the staff at Tidal Transit to be very friendly and helpful. We had a great time and would definitely rent from them again."Read More Reviews
Stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are growing in popularity, and the protected waters of Boothbay Harbor make it the best location in Maine for this sport. For beginners who just want to try it out, the calm inner harbor in front of our dock is the perfect place. Once you get the hang of it, you can go for a relaxing cruise around the harbor or paddle harder and challenge yourself to a workout. Our boards are very stable, making it much easier than it looks. We offer Liquid Logic Versa Boards which can be used like a sit-on-top kayak if you get tired of standing. If you are looking for a little more speed, rent one of our Liquid Shredder Shred-X Paddle Boards.
SUP rentals include basic instruction, wetsuit, lifejacket, and paddle.
Call 207-633-7140 to reserve paddleboards!
As your source for kayaking in the Boothbay Region, we carry a full line of clothing and accessories for both the novice and experienced kayaker. We are a dealer for high quality manufacturers such as Werner Paddles, Kokatat and NRS. We also carry a selection of t-shirts and hats with our custom logos.
Located right on the water in downtown Boothbay Harbor, we offer free access for folks who want to launch their own boats.
18 Granary Way
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
We are located in the Chowder House building at 18 Granary Way next to the footbridge in downtown Boothbay Harbor. We are right on the water, with dock space at our shop, and on the other side of the footbridge, and we offer free access for folks who want to launch their own boats.
Get directions to our downtown location, find us on facebook or fill out the form below!