Coastal Kayaking Tours


Hiring: Sea Kayak Guide


Coastal Kayaking Tours is a busy outfitter located in Bar Harbor, Maine. Most people visiting the island are here to take advantage of the world-class paddling opportunities and Acadia National Park.

As a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide, you will be licensed as a professional to lead day trips and overnight kayak adventures for a variety of people. Your most common trips are conducted in Frenchman Bay, with the opportunity to island hop between the famous Porcupine Islands. You will also have the opportunity to lead bicycle tours for our sister company, Acadia Bike.

The State of Maine requires all guides leading trips to be registered Maine Guides. This involves passing a written test as well as an oral examination in front of a state board. Coastal Kayaking is the only outfitter in Maine to offer our own ten-day course to prepare our guides for the exam. Topics covered include navigation, trip planning, wind/weather/tidal influences, rescues, boat handling, etc.

We offer competitive wages, paid training, employee housing and discounts on gear. Bar Harbor is a fantastic place to spend a season! Employment dates are June through August or June through October.

If interested please send your resume to