Breakwater Kayak, LLC is based on the waterfront in the small city of Rockland at Snow Marine Park. On the west coast of Penobscot Bay in Maine’s mid-coast region, Rockland’s large safe harbor is protected by Owls Head to the south and to the northeast by our namesake, a large mile-long granite breakwater with a lighthouse on its end.
NOTE: the map shows our location as being right on Mechanic St. We’re just south of there, on the loop at the public landing. Turn into Snow Marine Park and you’ll see our blue building.
Historically, Rockland was a major commercial port with shipbuilding, commercial fishing, granite quarrying, and lime kilns representing the local industries. These activities kept the windjammer shipping fleet busy. Today, recreational boats, windjammer cruises, island ferries, and working lobstermen are the active commerce of the harbor. In addition, new restaurants, art galleries, museums and marinas add to Rockland’s character, making the city very diverse and culturally rich for its size.
The harbor is large enough to offer fine sea kayaking. Breakwater Kayak, LLC tours provide opportunities to see much of the local marine life, including harbor seals and a variety of bird species. Our sea kayaks allow for a unique and wonderful way to experience the great views of the Camden hills, schooners, quiet coves, distant islands, headlands, and lighthouses.
From our gateway in Rockland, the waters of Penobscot and Muscongus Bays are easily accessible. With Breakwater Kayak Co., LLC, you can explore the incredible diversity of wildlife and the beautiful, rocky, spruce studded islands and coves this area. Many quaint small towns and fishing villages along the way complement the beauty of the area.
In addition to kayaking, there is plenty to do and see in Maine’s mid-coast. To learn more about our region (including information about lodging, restaurants, and activities), please start by visiting the following websites.
The Maine Resource Guide (Mid-coast Region)