With thousands of flight hours under his belt, experienced pilot Keith Deschambeault of Acadian Seaplanes chauffeurs nature-bound groups over breathtaking treetops and seascapes in a single-engine plane specially designed for water landings. Maine's illustrious coastline unfolds below as the small, sturdy planes soar on specialized air tours that seek out moose, remote mountain lakes, or destination fishing for trout, bass, and Maine's native aquamoose.
The techs at Eco Detailing Services refuse to clean cars with water. Instead, they use a waterless concoction that contains plant-based surfactants that oust grime and polymers that protect paint jobs from environmental assailants. They use this solution whenever they clean vehicles—whether cars, trucks, motorcycles, or tame dragons. While detailing, they also draw on a range of earth-friendly products with natural, nontoxic ingredients that are safe for kids and pets. When they aren't sponging and drying autos by hand, they work with local nonprofits and the American Red Cross.
A fleet of sleek, futuristic-looking vehicles awaits drivers at Let’s Ride Rentals, where an able staff distributes motorcycles and snowmobiles for all-season recreation. They partner with Profile Powersports to rent out Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles with manual and semi-automatic transmissions to riders aged 21 and older. Renters are then free to roam throughout Mount Washington Valley including all of its lakes, mountains, and leprechaun-infested forests. During the winter, the staff doles out snow-centric vehicles, including Ski-Doo snowmobiles comfy enough for families meandering through snowy woods and sleek enough for zookeepers pursuing an escaped snowman.
Piloting a fleet of luxury rides, Lilley's Limousine’s drivers shuttle travelers from their doorsteps directly to their terminal at Portland International Jetport. Cozy luxury sedans whisk away groups of one to three passengers, and spacious luxury SUVs transport groups of up to six people or 12 inflatable pool alligators. All vehicles come fully equipped with complimentary snacks and water.
After a summer spent paddling a cumbersome aluminum kayak through northern Canada, two college students founded Lincoln Canoe & Kayak in an effort to design a lighter, more ergonomic vessel. Although ownership has switched hands since the brand's inception in 1959, the company continues to craft lightweight canoes and kayaks from fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon fiber, or feathers dipped in water repellent. From their retail paddle shop in Freeport, they also corral new and experienced kayakers into tour and expedition groups that explore Casco Bay, Deer Isle, and Muscongus Bay. Skilled guides impart their knowledge of Maine's coast and lead paddlers to discover Maine’s myriad waterways, where no river, inlet, pond, or kiddie pool is off-limits.