Kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, hiking, camping. Abkenoc learning adventures explore Maine’s beautiful, rugged, challenging coast and it's pristine rivers and lakes. Paddle past dramatic wave-swept rocks, throw a fly to a churning foam of stripers, or camp under the constellations on a tranquil coastal island. With us you can experience a rare enjoyment and understanding of the natural world. We welcome people of all ages and abilities who want to learn traditional outdoor skills combined with natural science knowledge and other specialties like fly-fishing and photography. Come and truly engage physically and mentally in the outdoor world.
Oliver Dominick is your Registered Maine Guide. He has lived for the last 20 years full-time in mid-coast Maine, and has over 50 years of outdoor experience leading trips in canoes, kayaks, flyfishing, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, and diving. He is a USCG licensed captain and an FAA instrument-rated, commercial pilot and flight instructor. A graduate of the NOLS mountaineering program he also has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford in human biology and ecological physiology. With a PhD in neurobiology and behavior from the University of Washington (Seattle) and postdoc at Cornell University he has published numerous scientific research papers. He can guide you into a fascinating, challenging, memorable natural world and greatly enrich your understanding and enjoyment..