You are arriving on the coast of Maine for a real vacation, a break from the day-to-day, and want to experience something new and exciting. Come and enjoy an authentic, local ritual with a Pan Dance Paddle. Families, teens, retirees, locals, summer folk, and tourists all gather most summer Monday nights in the Blue Hill Village Park to meet and greet old friends, splash at the ocean shore, and dance to the rhythms of the steel drum band. This summer, you can join them for an experience you will cherish for years to come! Your evening will begin at the Blue Hill Town Dock where you will meet a Registered Maine Guide who will help you gear up and then lead you into the tranquil, protected waters of the Blue Hill Harbor. Together you will paddle to one of our favorite harbor islands where you will be served a picnic provided by local provisioner, Peninsula Provisions. As the sun begins to set, the group will head back to the Town Dock, paddling to the strains of the Flash in the Pans Steel Drum Band. Luckily, you will make it back to shore in time to dance (with your admission already paid)! This magical experience will culminate under the stars with the last strains of the band and a collective breath of those gathered in our community.
The Activity Shop has been helping folks get on the water around the Blue Hill Peninsula for over 20 years. The owner/operator, Chris Muise, is a Registered Maine Guide, a Certified Wilderness First Aider, and an Eagle Scout! His love of paddling came from several 100 mile + canoe trips back in the day. He has raised his children on both the saltwater and freshwater of Blue Hill Peninsula and is always eager to help other individuals and families enjoy time on the water. Cosmos Siebert, your guide for these experiences, is also a Registered Maine Guide and a Certified Wilderness First Aider! Cos was raised on the Blue Hill Peninsula and has spent his life sailing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding around these waterways. He is a skilled and enthusiastic teacher and loves to help others see the beauty of this place.
Recreation kayaks, Paddles, PFDs sized to the individual, 1 Dry bag per person, water, Dance Admission.
The protected Blue Hill Harbor offers a safe, tidal, saltwater experience. While it can get choppy if the wind picks up, for the most part it is more akin to a saltwater lake than the open ocean. It is dotted with several harbor islands that are exposed during low tide and only just pop above the surface during high tide. This is a working harbor used by fishing vessels, sail boats, motor boats, marine life, and YOU!
A Pan Dance Paddle