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Driftwood Kayak

17 Hardys Hill Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3328
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Beautiful trip!

The islands off the coast of Stonington are magical and more beautiful than I had imagined. Peter... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
bk_aus
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Austin, Texas
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Simply the best. Do this!

Peter’s guided kayaking trips are the single best thing to do on this island. Period. I’ve lived... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Susan T
,
Stonington, Maine
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Driftwood Kayak is a sea kayaking company offering guided one-day and multi-day trips around the islands of Stonington and Deer Isle. Using only the best kayaks and equipment we cater to small groups and focus on enhancing the paddling experience by building confidence and increasing skill level in a range of ocean conditions while encouraging a sense of fun.
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17 Hardys Hill Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3328
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The islands off the coast of Stonington are magical and more beautiful than I had imagined. Peter guided us on a memorable overnight kayak trip that seemed to have a bit of everything - calm, bright blue waters, plenty of practice navigating the colorful lobster...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Peter’s guided kayaking trips are the single best thing to do on this island. Period. I’ve lived here part-time for a few years and a recent overnight trip introduced me to one of the best, most experienced, competent, and thoughtful guides that I’ve ever run...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Peter was the perfect paddling guide! We loved the small-group setting, and his knowledge of the islands, conservancy, and region. He is extremely experienced in kayaking, and even took extra time to work with my brother on technique. We had a ton of fun on...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Doing something new can sometimes be an intimidating endeavor, and since my wife and I are fairly new to sea kayaking that was the case with us. However, Peter of Driftwood Kayak immediately made us feel as ease. He was patient, well-prepared, and provided great...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This trip was just what we wanted. We had some experience kayaking, but did not feel skilled enough to go island hopping on the ocean. Peter was great - he provided all the equipment, he was a very knowledgable and patient teacher, and he was...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Our time with Peter touring the islands by kayak was the highlight of our trip to Maine. There is no better way to get the sense of the Maine coast and it's islands than in a kayak guided by an expert. Peter has an intimate...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time kayaking with Peter. He is a wonderful guide. Very experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about kayaking. Peter is safety conscious, a good cook, and an educated and interesting man. We stayed at his B+B which was very clean and comfortable with a...More

Thank DJBPAC
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Peter was great! He made us feel very comfortable in the water. We had a great time and we would definitely go back and try the camping trip. Peter, thank you for the nice memories on Deer Isle. Micky

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our guide Peter was fabulous, even though we were novices he made us feel totally confident in the water but was infinitely patient too. We were so thrilled that his skill on kayaking was matched by his knowledge of the Maine coast so visiting wonderful...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

It cannot get any better. A perfect day, a excellent guide and patient teacher and the gorgeous island south of Stonington. Peter thought us not only how to use the sea kayaks step by step, but he was full of knowledge about the region and...More

Thank Axel E
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