Kayaking on the Little River Estuary
Paddle the salt marsh with a registered Maine kayak guide and knowledgeable naturalist.
- Members: $48
- Non-Members: $60
Come explore where the river meets the sea—by kayak! Paddle the quiet waters of the Reserve’s estuary while watching for wildlife and learning about this treasured habitat. This is a relaxing paddling experience appropriate for all levels of kayaking ability. First timers are welcome! Minimum age is 12 (and 12-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Maximum number of participants is 7. Weather dependent. Maximum weight for kayaks is 325 pounds. Participants must be able to get up from a seated position on the ground. The kayak dock is a quarter-mile walk from the Visitor Center, so participants need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces while carrying a kayak paddle this distance. Kayaks are single (not tandem) boats, so each participant paddles their own kayak.
The Wells Reserve operates in accordance with orders from the Governor of Maine and instructions from the Maine Center for Disease Control. Reserve leadership will monitor, evaluate, and adapt as needed to ensure all programs operate safely and effectively.
Please have a mask on hand if you are not vaccinated and/or feel safer being masked in a group setting.
Please note: Program fee does not include site admission fee.