Our Guides

Breakwater Kayak, LLC is owned and operated by a professional registered Maine guide with over a decade of experience. All of our guides have been tested, registered, and licensed by the state of Maine and have Marine Emergency Medical training beyond what our state licensing requires. We are committed outdoors people with extensive paddling experience. Each season, Breakwater Kayak, LLC guides practice sea kayak rescue techniques to ensure guest safety on the water. Our guides are also concerned about our wildlife and fragile coast and strive to provide you with a rewarding sea kayaking experience with the least amount of impact to our local environment.


Mark DiGirolamo is the founder and owner of Breakwater Kayak, LLC. He lives in Camden, Maine and has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of Maine at Machias. He worked for 10 years as a registered Maine sea kayak guide in Rockport before deciding to start his own company in 2000. Mark’s love of guiding includes a passion for teaching others about the marine life, birds, and plants of this area using the freedom and mobility of a sea kayak. When not guiding, he  works as a field biologist on birds and other wildlife research projects for various organizations and environmental consultant companies. Mark spends his leisure time birding, sea kayaking, mushrooming, cooking, traveling in Latin America, and volunteering to lead natural history walks for local environmental organizations.

tracyTracy Rescigno has been a gypsy of sorts, traveling before settling for a bit in Maine.  She has been a Maine Guide since 1995. Her first Job as a Maine Guide was with a Llama Trekking company.  Her Sea kayaking adventures has taken her to different oceans and Bays where she has met the most fascinating sea mammals and birds.  She firmly believes that Sea Kayaking has this magic to help change your perspective on life and invites you to take that opportunity with us here at Breakwater Kayak.

cl-bioClairlynn Rountree-  Clairlynn has been kayaking the Maine coast since 1987.  Clairlynn, or “CL” as she prefers to be called has camped and backpacked extensively throughout the country during her summers off from teaching at the middle school level. Clairlynn developed her passion for the environment while  she was an active member of girl scouts for 14 yrs. She is most at home leading multi-day trips, facilitating team building activities, and exploring the beauty of the ocean.

colleen7553Colleen Boyle — With 20 years of experience as a Maine Guide and Florida naturalist plus 10 years of living experience on a sailboat Colleen is very much at home on the water. Equally comfortable on Maine’s coastal waters or Florida Mangrove trails Colleen sees the sea kayak as a vehicle to experience all Mother Nature has to offer. Some of her friends feel that she may have been a dolphin in a previous lifetime! Come and join her on the water!