Our Mission

We aim to bring cutting edge, high performance sea kayaks to wonderful people. Our kayaks and gear are carefully curated and tested for performance, durability, value, and aesthetics. Plus they are competitively priced! We want to fit the right boat to each individual customer, so we encourage trying them on and trying them out. The same is true with all our gear. We strive to differentiate our inventory from the cookie-cutter boats and gear sold by big box stores, and constantly solicit feedback and direction from our team of experts as well as paddlers near and far.

Our Place

Our new boats are on the walls in both the front and back rooms of the shop. ALL are available to demo on request, or for sale off the wall. We are also a showroom for the newest in hardcore gear technologies, including tuiliqs – an Inuit garment over 1,000 years old, but now updated with environmentally sensitive fabrics which wear well, are priced right, and are made to order.

We show slightly used boats for sale in the Chart Room at the back of the shop. We also encourage the room as a place to hang out, use the internet, and plan trips (we have maps from all of our adventures available to use in-house, along with our own knowledge), as well as for groups that need space to learn. We do not charge for use of the Chart Room, provided the use relates to adventure and/or outdoor water sport.

About Our Team

Harley Lewin

Owner and founder of Nanuq Kayaks. Tries to kayak more and worry less.

Cheri Perry & Turner Wilson

Greenland rolling champions. Partners in 
Kayak Ways and in life.

David McPherson

Founder of Sea Kayak Connecticut. ACA L4 Open Water Coastal Kayak instructor, L2 ACA SUP instructor, and BCU 3-star paddler. 

Calie Ramisch

Sea kayaker and yogi. Ask her about paddling in Alaska and Patagonia.


Joe Guglielmetti

Maine guide, ACA-certified open water sea kayak instructor, returned Peace Corps volunteer (Zambia 07-09), and social worker. Joe enjoys bringing people into the marine environment, and he calls the sea his therapist. He is the treasurer of the Maine Association of Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors.

Erin Quigley

Sea kayak guide and instructor, principal at Kingfisher Conservation & Recreation, and co-founder of Portland Paddle. In her spare time she enjoys exploring land and water, eating ice cream, and adventuring with her son.

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