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Address: 254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
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Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of...

Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation... Recommended by National Geographic Adventure and Travel & Leisure Magazines... Locally owned/operated since 2000...Open late May-September... Beginners Welcome...

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Professional, Knowledgable and Fun

This was a great way to spend an afternoon, out ion the water, away from the crowds and getting a different perspective on MDI. We did the last trip, the sunset trip. The great... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
Cork, Ireland
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Brunswick, Maine
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Typical Maine weather. Started out in the fog heading out to an Island we could not see. Seas calm and our guide knew the area. Fog lifted as we approached. Nice rest on a rocky beach. Great way to appreciate the coastal beauty. 2 person kayaks.

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Cork, Ireland
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194 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a great way to spend an afternoon, out ion the water, away from the crowds and getting a different perspective on MDI. We did the last trip, the sunset trip. The great thing is these guys take care of the route and timings, taking into account prevailing weather and tides in order to give you the best trip.... More 

Thank JGrant44
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was the highlight of our trip. I can't say enough good things about it, we had such a good time. Our guide, Brad, was fantastic. He explained all the basics first and was a great tour guide. He pointed out a lot of wildlife we would have never spotted on our own. We kayaked in the Western Bay and... More 

Thank UlrikeUSA
Knoxville, Tennessee
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100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

They delivered a package of service that was spot on. We had good introduction and teaching - important since we had never done it before. We piled into vans and drove about 20-25 min to opposite side of island. We did 2:30p tour. The weather was perfect. They gave us dry bags for our things. The kayaks were in good... More 

Thank Kendra00
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very nice and professionally conducted tour. They ask you to arrive half hour before you start to give you instructions and life jackets and spray skirts. Our tour guide was Devin and he was very thorough and clear in his instruction. We were then driven to Bartlett Landing where our tour started. Devin kept the group together, gave instructions along... More 

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We (my wife and I) went on a sunset kayak tour with Devin. It was my wife's first time in a sea kayak. The instruction was very good and she was ready in no time. The entire staff was incredibly friendly, everyone from the tour guide, to the front desk person, to the van driver. We took a short (15... More 

Thank Zach S
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On our recent family trip to Maine, we booked our third and four kayak trips with Maine State Kayak--that's how much we love this experience. You are with just a handful of other kayaks, so it's easy to ask questions or explore in silence. On our first outing, during the day, we saw a wide variety of wildlife and had... More 

Thank Gwenn B
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2016

An impressive operation with an amazing staff! We run a kayak tour company in Naples, FL and aspire to provide the kind of service and quality experience we received from Lindsay, Jake, and the rest of the crew at Maine State Sea Kayak! Lindsay was helpful, friendly, gave great suggestions on things to do around town. Jake was exactly the... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a wonderful small-group outing with an experienced guide that lets you experience the coastline and wildlife up close. The sea kayaks are easy to paddle and steer (much easier than the river kayaks we had used elsewhere), and we were able to cover a lot of distance during our time on the water. My wife and I think... More 

Thank AmericanAbroad15
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had an amazing time on our sunset kayak adventure with Brad. He did an excellent job keeping the entire group engaged and informed; and shared a lot of laughs with our 22 and 24 year old "kids". We saw many porpoises and seals. And the sunset was amazing. We were originally concerned because Bar Harbor was very foggy. But,... More 

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