P.O. Box 283, Oquossoc, ME 04964207-670-8391rangeleycruises@gmail.com
Cranberry CoveGray Ghost with kayaksMoose near Indian Rock
Cranberry Cove
Gray Ghost with kayaks
Moose near Indian Rock

Kayak Trips: What to Bring

Click here to download and print our “What to Bring List” (PDF)

To make your trip more enjoyable we ask you to take into consideration a few items with respect to participating in an outdoor recreation activity:

  1. Kayaking is a water sport – the possibility of getting wet on our guided trips is 100%!
  2. Weather can be unpredictable – a change of clothing will be useful
  3. Wildlife can be ferocious – insect repellent is a real good idea
  4. Water temperatures are cold – even at the height of summer, our lakes remain very cold

The unique advantage of our “Mothership” is that it allows our guests to bring some equipment/items that you would typically leave at your vehicle.  Once aboard, we will offer a location on the vessel to leave your items. Remember, this is a boat trip, so you can expect items to possibly get wet, so pack accordingly.


What to Bring

  • Footwear that will stay secured on the foot and can get wet; i.e. water shoes, old sneakers, Tevas or other strap sandals (no flip flops or slip on shoes)
  • Bathing suit and shorts
  • Light synthetic undershirt to wear under life jacket
  • Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Lunch/Snacks/Drinking water
  • Change of clothing
  • Towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Cell phone, tablets
  • Vehicle keys
  • Any specific medication that you may need.


Optional Items:

  • Personal life jackets
  • Paddling pants and gloves
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sweatshirt and pants


Your guide will provide:

  • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket, seat pad, whistle
  • Large cooler for food storage


What NOT to Bring:

  • Firearms, knives, alcohol/drugs