Fort Gorges Sea Kayak Tour
- May 29, 2020 - September 30, 2020
- Cutter Street, Eastern Promenade
- Portland, ME 04101
Offered daily at 9:30am, weather permitting. Reservations required.
Fort Gorges, a Civil War-era granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it's only accessible by small boat. This three-hour trip is the best way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region's most interesting historic landmarks.
We'll start off with a paddle into Portland harbor and then make the crossing out to Hog Island, where we'll land on a beach and explore the elegant granite halls, mysterious passageways and towering ramparts of Fort Gorges. Make sure you check out the gorgeous view of the Portland skyline from the rooftop! Your knowledgeable guide will tell anyone who's interested about the Fort's storied history, and you'll have time to explore on your own as well. You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch if you'd like to have a brief picnic at the fort. Please keep in mind that Fort Gorges is a historical structure that is not currently maintained, so there are no bathroom facilities and there are unlit areas that require caution when exploring.