Pilgrim’s Inn is a local bed and breakfast close to town in Deer Isle with a great beer garden to celebrate your kayak trip. Thank you, Pilgrim’s Inn, for mentioning us in your “6 Top Tips for Paddling Deer Isle“.

Deer Isle Hostel is owned by the friendly and fun Dennis Carter, set in the woods right near the Edgar Tennis Preserve, it’s about as nice and beautiful a hostel site as you will ever find. Solar power, hot showers, communal dinner in the evenings.

Greenlaw’s is a Quiet and charming island campsite and RV park set back from Airport Road in Stonington.  Also offering pickle ball court, showers, picnic tables, shuttle service to Osprey’s Echo.  Very popular site, owned by Troy and Monica; great people.

Boyces Motel is a charming motel in the heart of downtown Stonington, owned by well-known Barrett Boyce who is a wonderful figure on the island, providing volunteer services in many ways.  Lovely rooms, nice people, central location.

Inn On The Harbor is a motel across from Boyce’s, right on the water with great views; new owners who run it as an Airbnb.

Aragosta is a Beautiful site on Goose Cove, bought by Devin Finnegan and turned into not just a gorgeous site but also a lovely and creative upscale restaurant and wedding venue.  Also running happy hours on their deck, which are an attraction for those without a room or dinner booking.

AquaBound is our preferred paddle partner. Recently, founder Will Steinharter sat down to discuss what makes sea kayaking so special in Maine’s Stonington Archipelago.