Maine Sea Kayaking Guides
Meet Old Quarry's Kayaking Guides & Instructors
Emily Mueller Wendell is orginally from western North Carolina where she began her adventures in kayaking in a short, tippy whitewater kayak. After a detour out West and a move to Maine, she soon realized that she preferred sea kayaking. Emily became a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide in 2002, guiding every summer since except 2010, when she was pregnant with her daughter Lilia Anne. She worked in Bar Harbor guiding for Coastal Kayaking Tours for 5 years, mostly exploring the Porcupines in Frenchman Bay, but also leading multi-day trips beginning in Stonington or Naskeag Harbor, crossing Blue Hill Bay, and ending in Seal Cove on Mount Desert Island. In 2006, she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Maine and began teaching fourth grade in Deer Isle. She started guiding tours for Old Quarry Ocean Adventures in the summer of 2007 and soon realized Merchant Row could be the best spot to guide in all of Maine. (There are no cruise ship tenders to dodge and incredible white pocket shell beaches!) If she's not outside in a kayak or taking a hike, you might find her in a yoga class or hula hooping with one of her handmade creations.