Designated as a Canadian Heritage River, the St. Croix flows along the eastern Maine border with New Brunswick, offers great wilderness scenery, moderate whitewater, maintained wilderness campsites, fishing for small mouth bass and the opportunity to spot bald eagles.
The St. Croix River is dam controlled which means it is runnable all summer long. With miles of quick water and numerous class I-II rapids, it's easy to see why the St. Croix is one of Maine's best canoe trips.
Well suited for families and groups of all ages with little or no experience, the St. Croix is a great river to learn basic paddling and camping skills. The more advanced paddler will appreciate the quick water, numerous rapids and may even want to try their skill at solo paddling or canoe poling.
Campsites located on the river's edge are rustic with picnic tables, fire pit and an outbox. We camp in tents and cooking is done over an open fire. A more relaxed schedule allows time to swim fish read a book and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
Dave and a sharp outdoor education student or two from his outdoor program at East Grand High School will be happy to put their outdoor education skills to work teaching map and compass, fire building, wilderness baking, plant and tree ID, fly casting, knots and their uses and other skills.
With numerous starting and ending points, choose a trip 1-5 days in duration. Dave and his team can take care of all your trip logistics including canoe rentals, vehicle shuttle, meals, instruction when needed and safely guide your family or corporate group up to 25 in number.
Day trips on the St. Croix River
A great trip for families and groups of all ages looking for a wilderness experience without having to camp out overnight. Swim, fish, view wildlife including bald eagles and relax around a campfire as you enjoy a shore lunch. Day trips meet and end in Vanceboro. 8am to 5pm or an agreed upon time.
Day & overnight trips:
Vanceboro to Little Falls 9.5 miles, 1 day
Vanceboro to Loon Bay 19.5 miles, 3 or 4 days
Vanceboro to Kellyland 33 miles, 4 or 5 days
Spednic Lake option to Kellyland, 6-7 days
Pricing per person fully outfitted and guided
3 Day Trip: $500.00 per person
4 Day Trip: $650.00 per person
ages 17 & under receive 20% off when there is at least four in the group (your party or combined parties) paying full price.
Maine Vacation Package: Add the night prior to your trip by staying in the region's finest accommodations, the First Settler's Lodge in Weston with panoramic views of Mt. Katahdin and East Grand Lakes area. $100.00 per person double occupancy includes supper and breakfast. With this option, your guide drops off your river bags the night prior to the trip so you can pack then joins you for breakfast the day of your trip, and travel together to the river to the putin location.
Day trips $75.00 per person with a minimum of 8 people. Inquire for pricing for smaller groups.
2015 St. Croix River Trip Testimonial
"Outstanding. My wife, 10 year old son and myself were looking to fill a few days before a series of backpacking adventures in eastern Canada and we hit the jackpot. Every aspect was great including the food, the adventure and the companionship. Dave has a great demeaner (we were not experienced canoers) and he brought along (with our permission) a young man from the local high school who teamed up with my son to travel the 20+ mile run down the St. Croix. Thank you Dave. Can't wait to do the Allagash next time around."
Howard Allen, Coca Beach, Florida
Guided Canoe Trips, Nature Photography, Moose Watching,
Whitewater Canoeing, Weekend Getaways, Family Friendly