If you are looking for quintessential Maine with its colorful lobster boat fleet, its rocky coastline interrupted by sandy pocket beaches, its distinct maritime homes and picturesque cottages, and its abundance of ledges, islands, bays and open water to explore, this is your trip.
Based in an historical home located in the heart of this small community, you'll venture off each day to explore protected bays and coves all along the island, spectacular islands with white sandy beaches, some near some far, and paddle through the thoroughfare between North Haven and Vinalhaven admiring the three-masted schooners and they sail on by.
Vinalhaven is located in the middle of Penobscot Bay and is subject to fog, wind, and waves due to its location. H@Outfitters will have control, for the most part, of choosing the paddling route to minimize exposure to these elements but weather can change quickly.
The water is cold in Penobscot Bay so a farmer john wetsuit with appropriate synthetic or wool layers is recommended for this trip. Also one should have at least a handheld compass and chart.
You could encounter waves, wind, fog and other boats. The advantage to this trip is that H2Outfitters has the ability to drive to various put-ins around the island and avoid dealing with challenging conditions.