Class II | Hotel Lodging
September 6 - 9, 2019
4 Days, 3 Nights
Become a surfer babe by morning and tour the beautiful Maine seacoast by sea kayak in the afternoon. September is a best kept secret in Maine: the water is at its warmest, the black flies are nowhere to be found, and it's the lull between the summer crowds and the leaf-peepers. It's quaint New England paradise.
We'll get our own line-up of badass women to learn to surf when the waves are good in the mornings, and then we'll enjoy kayaking around the islands and lighthouses lying directly off the shore in the afternoon into sunset. We'll tour some incredible Maine craft breweries, and we'll enjoy a lobster bake at our own beach bonfire, because that's how we roll Downeast!
Every AdventurHER trip is led by a professional guide (trust us, you want someone with a lot of experience to teach you to surf) and a Dedicated Adventure Manager (our DAM girls) from AdventurHER.
Activity Level: Class II; Involves full days of physical activity, but as long as you know how to swim, no prior skills are needed!
Lodging: Hotel, prices based on double occupancy.
Day One, Friday
We'll arrive and check into our hotel. If you're taking the Amtrak up from Boston, arrange a pick-up from the station with your DAM girl. After settling in, we'll hop aboard a lobstering vessel for a tour of Casco bay while we learn about making a living as a lobsterman. We may see some playful harbor seals while we're out, and we'll check the traps. After docking, we head down to the beach where we'll build a bonfire and have a lobster boil as the sun sets!
Day Two, Saturday
With a good breakfast and an early start to the day, we meet our surf instructors and don our wet suits. We'll stretch it out and practice on shore before we jump into the water and start riding the waves! The tips we get from our instructors will get you up on your board and surfing in no time. And the best part about the ocean? The waves keep coming, so you can keep practicing your pop.
After breaking for lunch and a bit of a rest, we'll meet our next set of guides and get into our sea kayaks for a sunset paddle around Portland harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, osprey, and, of course, Maine's famous lighthouses.
Day Three, Sunday
We start the day with another surf lesson, learning more skills, getting more comfortable on our boards, and catching more waves. After desalinating, we head into Portland for lunch, and then we hop on board the bus and tour Maine craft breweries, wineries, meaderies, and distilleries!
Day Four, Monday
We start the morning by trying our hand (and testing our balance) at a private yoga class on stand-up paddle boards. After all the surfing and kayaking, it'll feel really good to stretch out - and we're not going to lie, we really like ending the class in a floating savasana. Then we head back to the airport with new surf skills, exciting photos, and great stories. And best yet, you'll probably catch a snooze on the plane!
THIS TRIP INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
Two days of surfing instruction and fun!
Double occupancy hotel lodging for 3 nights
Transport to and from activities in Maine
Guided sunset sea kayaking tour
SUP yoga class
Three breakfasts, 2 dinners, and many, many snacks
Lobster boat cruise
NOT INCLUDED, BUT WE'D BE HAPPY TO ORGANIZE:
Transport to and from Boston
YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN WITH:
Flights to and from Boston
Optional gratuities for surf instructors
Deposit Details: A deposit of $250 will reserve a spot on this trip. This is refundable minus a processing fee for 5 business days, whereupon it becomes nonrefundable. The balance for the trip will be due 8/6/2019.