Skills & Safety
The Gulf of Maine Expedition carries a broad range of gear that enables them to paddle safe and comfortably. We carry the following items to minimize the risk of encountering an emergency on the water, and to be prepared should one occur. This list of safety gear adheres to the standards promoted by the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors. MASKGI is a sponsor of the Gulf of Maine Expedition.
Paddling Related Equipment
Clothing and Accessories
For more information about kayak safety and how to use the safety gear above, join us at one of our Gulf of Maine Days, or contact Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors (www.MaineSeaKayakGuides.org) to find a professional near you.
Gulf of Maine Expedition's Leave No Trace Policy
The Gulf of Maine Expedition's mission includes promoting sea kayak safety and stewardship. To that end, for the entire length of the journey and beyond, we are dedicated to adhering to principles of Leave No Trace. We will also be teaching these principles to as many people as possible during the course of the journey, including giving LNT-for-sea-kayakers workshops in many of the communities we visit.
The six principles below have been approved and is being promoted by both the Maine Island Trail Association and the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors. Both Associations are sponsors of the Gulf of Maine Expedition.
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