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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures

82 reviews
About Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
We welcome you to visit one of the most extraordinary places on the coast of Maine. The Deer Isle-Stonington archipelago in Penobscot Bay is a unique and breathtaking area, home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 States, and over 60 uninhabited islands. It is well known to be the destination of choice for kayakers, sailors, campers, and any nature enthusiast. People from all over the world come to this place because of the quiet, un-spoiled and awe-inspiring environment. They come to Old Quarry because we provide the perfect access to this magical body of water, where seals and porpoises thrive and sea birds are abundant, where historic windjammers sail, and lighthouses stand stalwartly on rocky cliffs as sentinels of the night.
Stonington, Deer Isle, ME
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The title says it all. Deer Isle is gorgeous, Stonington is one of my favorite places in the world. OQOA is well equipped, well run, flexible, welcoming. I can'e say enough good things about it. Say hello to Captain Bill!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank csmondschean
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

You must go on a local lobster boat to see Deer Isle from the water. The captain's side kick is a standard poodle named Johnny. Johnny can sniff out a bagel in your purse from twenty feet away. Johnny will also keep your legs warm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This is the easiest launch point for sea kayaking around Stonington, which is simply a fabulous place to kayak. The ramp is gradual and at high tide has five gravel and sand points to launch from. At low the landing is rockier but still very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 272henryb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Customer service is great. This is not a large campground but the sites are large and many are truly in the woods. There is good access to launch the kayaks and the ability to kayak to many other islands. They also offer guided tours, lessons,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TravelingBill24
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Our intrepid group of 7 along with our tour guide (and Maine Guide), Zach, had an adventurous trip last Friday am on a half-day trip. We had the ocean of course, and went to Green Island to the Quarry, but then we had Adventure! Zach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sean D
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We spent four nights camping at Old Quarry and it was absolutely wonderful. I had originally booked one of the last sites they had for our eensy weensy pop up and was bummed because the site was on the parking lot. I called back after...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beachbons
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We spent two weeks in the Stonington Area and it was an amazing vacation. We used Old Quarry on a few occasions. Michael provided Kayak training and a guided tour. Captain Finn provided us with a Eco tour of the area which gave us a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ronnie W
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The young dark haired lady at the desk was very unfriendly and not helpful at all. She didn't even want to discuss renting anything to me. Just so so rude! Friday June 22, 2018. I will never go back or recommend this place.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank marcia m
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Captain Fin expertly took us from Stonington up to Mount Desert to meet up with family. This operation is well run and the seamanship was excellent as was the company. This was a custom trip and the OQOA team was easy to work with and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MJHerrington
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I took the last of the season pelagic bird trip with Old Quarry Ocean Adventures to Seal Island NWR off the coast of Stonington Maine on 15 Aug in hopes of seeing the rare Red-Billed Tropicbird that frequents Seal Island in the summer time. Alas,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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