Gear and Lodging Discounts

These following generous discounts are confirmed for Islesboro Crossing 2020:

Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport is giving a 15% kayak rental discount for those renting boats for the event. Check them out at

Triathlete Sports in Bangor is giving 10% off wetsuits or any purchase for those with the IX2020 code. Visit them at

While the Town of Islesboro is discouraging visitors and we won't be swimming there, the following lodging discounts are available for participants planning to cross in the mid-coast region.  Please check with each location individually for availability and status.

Point Lookout Resort in Northport, is offering special group rates to iX2020 Crossing participants and their friends and families. Please book online at and use the code IX2020 which will provide a discount. Additionally, the resort is waiving its two-night minimum stay requirement.
Visit them at or call them at 207-789-2000 or email

Our local friends Eric and Jenny Simon at Birchwood Lodge and Farmette are offering Islesboro Crossing participants a 10% discount on a two-night stay, applied at check-in. Additionally, they generously donate $10 to LifeFlight for each night you stay.
Visit them at

For those of you who would like to camp, beautiful Northport Campground is just up the road and is again offering one free night to Islesboro Crossing participants (one site per swimmer please).
Visit them at or call them at 207-338-2077 or email

Suggested Items

Hey swimmers! Whether you're new or returning, you may want some advice on what items to purchase for an open water the swim. See below for our best recommendations. These items are perfect for swimming in chilly open waters. Stay warm, stay energized, and stay safe! 

Our friends at Maine Sport and Trialete Sports can help with all of your paddling and swimming needs, see above for links, and they will ship so you can get the gear and cross in August, but don't wait until the last minute!

Neoprene Caps





GU Packets



Swim Buoys