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Get Your Gear - Rentals & Guided Tours

Captain Swift Inn works with Maine Sport Outfitters to help our guests find outdoor adventures and get their gear, located 1.6 miles from the Inn (115 Commercial Street in Rockport) is your one-stop shop for gear and equipment rentals as well as guided outdoor adventures. Contact them directly (store@mainesport.com; 207.236.7120) to arrange for a rental or a guided tour. After enjoying your delightful breakfast, get outdoors and enjoy the adventurous landscape of MidCoast Maine.


  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • SUPs
  • Camping Gear
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Snow Shoes; Ice Skates; XC Skis
  • Alpine Skis & Snowboards

Guided Tours

Interested in leaving the planning and navigating to a trained professional, if so, consider a guided tour through Maine Sports Outfitters:

man and woman kayakingCamden Harbor Kayak Tour

After some basic paddling and safety instruction from your Registered Maine Guide, you’ll paddle at a leisurely pace towards Curtis Island, past cruising yachts, historic schooners, and a working lighthouse.

Departs three times daily Monday – Thursday, June – September.

Departs once daily Friday – Sunday, June – September.

$50/Adult (16+) / $40 Child (10-15)

Harbor to Harbor Kayak Tour

The popular Harbor to Harbor trip will now be offered as one of three, excellent half-day paddles. Your itinerary will be chosen by your guide after considering the weather, sea state, tides, and wind direction.

  • Rockport Harbor to Camden Harbor with lunch on Curtis Island
  • Rockland Harbor to Rockport Harbor with lunch on a south-facing beach north of Clam Cove
  • Birch Point State Park to Rockland Harbor with lunch on Monroe Island

These 5-hour guided tours follow the rocky shoreline of Western Penobscot Bay between the Muscle Ridge Channel and Camden.  You will stop for a picnic (lunch included) and enjoy wonderful views of the Camden Hills and the islands of Penobscot Bay.

SUP Explore Tour

This three-hour guided tour is perfect for people looking for an introduction to the fast-growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  The Maine Sport Outfitters' SUP instructors will walk each participant through the basic SUP skills before paddling on the beautiful Megunticook Lake or the lovely, protected Megunticook River.

Departures six days a week, Monday – Saturday (10 am-1 pm)

Local Guided Hikes

person hiking overlooking water and hillsMaine Sport Outfitter guides will show you one of their favorite day hikes in Camden Hills State Park! Climb Maiden’s Cliff, Mount Megunticook, and Mount Battie and take in the views from Ocean Lookout. This six-hour hike is a great way to experience the best scenic views Midcoast Maine has to offer!

Freshwater Lake & River Kayak Tour

Their two freshwater options are excellent choices for families or enthusiasts looking to explore the inland waters of Midcoast Maine.

The St. George River Tour begins in Union and follows the meandering St. George River from Seven Tree Pond to the take-out in Warren. With common sightings of both eagles and beavers, this is a wonderful trip to experience with your children or with a group of friends.

The Megunticook Lake Tour contours the west side of the lake from Norton Pond to Bog’s Bridge and allows time for relaxing and swimming. The lake itself offers protected warm water and splendid views of the Camden Hills and Maiden Cliff.

Both of these freshwater itineraries can be enjoyed with your choice of lake kayaks or canoes.

Departures every Wednesday & Saturday (10 am-2 pm)

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