Since 2013, we have been happy to offer our guided Mothership “Cruise & Kayak” Trips to guests visiting the Rangeley Lakes Region.
As avid kayak paddlers, Doreen and I have grown to appreciate the sheer beauty and tranquil nature of a flat water glide along the many islands, coves, streams and bogs of the Rangeley Lakes. While many areas are easily accessible to the average paddler, the challenge to safely reach deep into the truly remote locations of the Rangeley’s was a business opportunity that intrigued us. We’ve paddled the “easy spots” numerous times and wanted to broaden our experiences. Having now spent years cruising the “other” Rangeley Lakes (Mooselookmeguntic, Cupsuptic, Upper & Lower Richardson), we have located remote sites that are perfect for paddle excursions, yet we needed a large transport vessel outfitted to carry passengers and their equipment….enter the “Gray Ghost”!!
In the spring of 2012, we purchased a custom built 30’ tri-toon (3 pontoons) vessel. Complete with a roomy deck, hard top and aft swim deck, we found the perfect “Mothership” for launching our business. Given our interest of the history of the region, we painted the vessel gray and aptly named her the “Gray Ghost”, after the famous fly-fishing streamer pattern. We extensively refurbished the vessel, replaced the engine and added a custom onboard kayak storage rack. Our guided paddle trips will expose you to some of the most remote paddling areas in Maine. Please join us on a truly memorable guided paddling experience.
If you have any questions regarding our offerings or would like to make a reservation, please contact us by phone or e-mail.
Please scroll down to see Schedule, Rates and Sample Itineraries.
Saturday July 1 – Mooselookmeguntic Lake
Wednesday, July 5 – Rangeley Lake / South Bog Preserve
Saturday, July 8 – Cupsuptic Lake
Saturday, July 15 – Mooselookmeguntic Lake Wednesday, July 19 – Rangeley Lake / Hunter Cove
Saturday, August 5 – Cupsuptic Lake
Saturday, August 12 – Mooselookmeguntic Lake
Wednesday, August 16 – Rangeley Lake / Hunter Cove
Saturday, August 26 – Mooselookmeguntic Lake Wednesday, August 30 – Rangeley Lake / South Bog Preserve
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Click on the links below for a detailed sample itinerary and map of each excursion.