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The Activity Shop: Guided Tours


Pan Dance Paddle

Price: $75/per person
Duration: 3 hours
Dates/Times: TBD
Minimum age: 9. Any participants between ages 9 and 14 must paddle with an adult in a tandem kayak


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.

Kayakers in Blue Hill Bay

Flash in the Pans steel band dance