While nearly every mile of
the Maine coastline has its own special beauty, Great Wass -- an archipelago of
dozens of islands and hundreds of ledges, much of it owned by the Nature
Conservancy -- offers something a little more wild, a little more remote, a
little more challenging. This is a realm of pristine beauty, big tides, dense
fog, and cold water.
Due to the added challenges of paddling here, we do not
recommend it for beginners. For paddlers with at least a season or two of
experience -- (and who perhaps never before felt they needed a guide), this
could be an unforgettable, eye-opening experience. Paddling here requires good
planning and decent skills -- a guide can bring an important margin of safety
to your trip. For more information, read our blog post about paddling this area or contact us for details or to reserve a
Great Wass is near Jonesport, Maine -- 100 road miles north of
Belfast, 200 miles north of Portland, and 300 miles north of Boston. Driving
time from Portland Maine is a little less than four hours, and there are some darn good lobster rolls on the way. (Hint, the lobster gets fresher and sweeter as you move east of Ellsworth)..