I am a Maine native who grew up exploring the lakes and woods around a large lakefront farm where I grew up (and still reside) in central Maine. As a boy, I especially enjoyed my role as the family’s unofficial guide for many out-of-town visitors, and have always retained my early enthusiasm for introducing others to small boating, fishing, hiking, and exploring the local woods and waterways. Canoeing in Maine is where my heart and soul is, and I welcome you to come join me.
I now have over 40 years of experience in the arts of canoeing, camping, fishing (including fly fishing), and hiking on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. I am a full time Registered Master Maine Guide and a former Emergency Medical Technician with training in wilderness rescue. As a member of the Maine Wilderness Guides Organization I support the preservation of remote places, like the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, for the use of future generations.
Wes Hodgkins, Registered Maine Guide
Adventures in Maine Guide Service
Canoeing in Maine
Allagash Custom Trips
Allagash Lake (good trout fishing):-4 days/3 nights-$795/person
Umsaskis to Allagash Village: 53 Miles-5 days/4nights – $895/person
Churchill Dam to Allagash Village (Chase Rapids optional): 62 miles- 6 days/5nights-$995/person
Eagle Lake to Allagash Village: 80 Miles-7days/6nights- $1095/person
Chamberlain Bridge to Allagash Village (the ultimate trip): 92 miles- 8days/7nights-$1195/person
West Branch of Penobscot
Lobster Lake to Chesuncook Lake:4days/3nights-$795/person
St. Croix River
Vanceboro to Kellyland: 4 days/3 nights-$795/person
All rates are for groups of 4 to 6 people. If you have a group of less than 4 and cannot be combined with another group, higher rates may apply. For groups of 7 or more, a $50 discount per person would apply. Special discount rates apply for children under 10 years old. A $200 deposit per person is required to make a reservation. Balance is due 30 days before the beginning of the trip. Deposit is 100% refundable if cancellation is made at least 60 days prior to trip departure. After 60 days deposit may be transferred to another trip during the same season.
All equipment, gear, food and food preparation is provided. You will need to provide personal items, sleeping bag and pad. I can provide fishing gear and instruction if you are interested. A Maine fishing license is required. A complete gear list will be provided upon registration.