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Private and Group Instruction

    Shopping for Outdoor Gear

    • Too little time...
    • So many boats...
    • What gear do I really need?
    • How do I get the new boat home?
    • I need hiking, camping, backpacking, or snowshoeing gear too!

    Just ask Alice. 207-729-6333

    Alice's Awesome Adventures, LLC offers personalized outdoor sports gear shopping trips and consultation. Based on your plans for your future activities we'll decide whether you need to buy new, used, or rent the big ticket items to try them out first. We'll decide what specialty gear you should buy now.

    We will check out what you already own for gear and clothing and determine if we can repurpose what you have so that you can maximize your activities.

    Perhaps you are looking to upgrade to a better paddle, a faster boat, or buy a boat for the whole family? Do you need a pair of snowshoes, or trekking poles, new binoculars, or a waterproof case for your smart phone? Do you need a GPS, new boots for hiking, or a good camping stove?

    After assessing your needs, we'll make a shopping plan and then go shopping. Alice will be your personal assistant to share with you expert advice on all the62_pfds_on_a_z_rack_1 different brands and help you get what you need the first time. Your time is precious and mistakes are costly.

    Shopping trips are personal trips for one or two people at a convenient time for the clients and Alice. Alice receives no renumeration from any store or shopping venue. Her clients are her primary concern.


    "Alice is a fantastic teacher. This was the 3rd kayak I tried and I liked this one the best. It is a used kayak in very good shape and the price was perfect!"
    — K.B. Brunswick, ME
    "After many months of indecision about purchasing a kayak I finally sought Alice's advice. Alice was able to quickly assess my particular needs, clarify my kayaking goals and direct me to the appropriate equipment. She is great - incredibly knowledgeable and fun."
    — J.K. Yarmouth, ME
    "We enjoyed the outing with you and can't wait to buy Jake's new gear on Friday and get started. You helped so much with my purchase of a used boat. Stay in touch and drop in for a drink of lemonade any time."
    — M.H. Brunswick, ME
    "I went to a local retailer and bought a compass, then a second and I still couldn't see them or use them. Alice went and got me just what I needed the first time. I gave her one of my old ones for others to see why it wasn't so good."
    — T.F. Bangor, ME
    "I went online and found all kinds of canoe paddles and PFD's. I even went to a store but I didn't really think what I was being told made sense. I wanted a recreational canoe for my family that was easy to move and keep near a lake. Alice helped me sort through it all and get a great deal that I could afford. I bought a used canoe from Craigslist with Alice there and new paddles and life jackets."
    — R.N. Bath, ME
    "I wanted a trailer that would carry my different kayaks not only behind my car but by my 4 wheeler. Alice knew just what I should have and connected me with the Westbrook based manufacturer. I LOVE my new trailer. Thank goodness for Alice."
    — O.D. Phippsburg, ME