Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.
- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods
Have some family or friends that you want to reconnect with, or maybe your next vacation needs to be something different? Then Smoking Rivers guided canoe trips are for you! Our multi-day adventures, featuring professional and knowledgeable registered Maine Guides, include all meals, and paddling equipment, and are suitable for novice and experience paddlers alike! Get out and enjoy your vacation the way it was meant to be experienced – in nature! Smoking Rivers’ canoe tours offer a rich experience, friendly instruction, and excellent wilderness cuisine.
Choose a pre-planned trip in one of our scenic regions, or learn about how to create your own custom wilderness adventure
From excellent Spring Expeditions Trips into the deep Maine woods or All Season Trips enjoyed throughout the paddling season of Maine, experience a side of Maine rarely seen.
Dive in the remote wilderness of Canada. Our fully outfitted Canadian canoe trips provide some of the most rugged and exciting canoe and camping trips available.
From the Rio Grande to the San Juan River canoe trip. These destination canoe adventures are sure to be one of the most unforgettable trips you can take to explore these rivers.
Heading above the arctic circle is a daunting task for even the most adventurous person. Explore the Soper River and Baffin island in our one of a kind Arctic canoe trip.
Every year we hold poling and whitewater clinics to teach our clients how to handle a canoe in the most demanding river situations. Make sure your skills are up to par with these clinics.
If you would like to plan a canoe and camping expedition for a river that we do not have a trip already set for, we are happy to help you plan and guide your custom canoe trip.
"Just had a great camping & canoeing trip down the St. Croix- Maine at its finest! Beautiful scenes of the river, sky, and the woods with cool wildlife thrown in! Plenty of whitewater excitement too! None of our canoes ever flipped, while many others' did! That speaks loudly of the skills of our two guides, Jason & Dan, who provided us with great training as to any different paddle strokes and lessons on reading the river for the 'V's.' However more importantly they were always near to help when we happened to forget some of that training- they both are the consummate professionals - Our whole group loved the experience and wow can those boys cook !!!"
- Esq Mark J. Berardoni
"Our 6 day canoe trip went by way too fast! We were lucky enough to have some beautiful fall weather and the colors were amazing. The guys from Smoking Rivers completely made the trip. It just wouldn't have been the same without them. They worked hard and took great care of us. The food was delicious and they accommodated my vegan diet! We had so much fun and I've made some lifelong friends. I hope to do this trip again next year! Highly recommended!"
- Tonia Polak
"We decided to have a family canoeing adventure for our girls' 12th birthday. I can now declare that I wish most of the decisions we made in life were as brilliant! It's hard to nominate the star of this trip: The stunning river, the amazing woods and wildlife, the thrill of crossing a patch of whitewater, the blessed distance from the rest of the world- these are all good candidates, but the gold medal has to go to Jason and Dan, our guides. We never canoed before, let alone on a lively river, in what felt like the edge of the world, and we felt completely safe the whole time. These guys 'walk' the river on their canoes like we walk a city sidewalk, with ease and confidence and strength..."
- Dr. Anat Maril
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