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Address: 39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
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+1 800-347-0940
08:00 - 19:30
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Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4...

Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4 hours)AM, PM & Sunset. 2.5-3 hours on-the-water.. Acadia's Highest Rated kayak Outfitter. Great Wildlife Sightings. locally owned and operated since 1993. Professional Sea Kayak Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation. Beginners welcome.

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Excellent tour

This is an awesome tour for all abilities...new kayakers or skilled pros. Tours like these are made by great guides and that is exactly what we had in Joel. We learned so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome tour for all abilities...new kayakers or skilled pros. Tours like these are made by great guides and that is exactly what we had in Joel. We learned so much from Joel...historically, ecologically and culturally about the island. Such a great experience.

Thank GAWhit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Fletcher, our guide, was awesome and informative. Nice scenery, no boats, some wild life and a totally relaxing trip. We hardly had to paddle because you are heading with the prevailing winds.

Thank William H
Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great trip. Saw plenty of wild life & birds. Water smooth as glass - the crew was able to monitor the weather radar & have us start 1/2 hour later to avoid any rain. Those people who canceled because forecast called for rain really missed a great day. The guide was informative on the area & wildlife. You could tell... More 

Thank Bruce M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect way to end our trip in Bar Harbor with friends. Our guide Joel made the trip stress free and fun! Wonderful trip mid day in September! Things we saw - seals, loons, bald eagle, and a starfish! What they provide- safety equipment, training, water shoes, and rain jackets

Thank madmer2
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time on the water with our group and guide, Joel. It is a "can't miss" activity in Bar Harbor. Beautiful scenery - seals, loons, bald eagles, sea starfish...it was absolutely perfect! When you book your trip, ask for Joel!

Thank DMC12381
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I only visited the store just to inquire about the types of trips they offered. They were so helpful and enthusiastic, I signed up although it was just me going. They gave a good tutorial on kayaking and safety before driving us over to the ‘scenic’ side of the island, which I had been to the day before. Our guide... More 

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Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were very disappointed because they drove us all the way over to the west side, about 35 min, and put out in the ocean and then decided it was too rough to go kayaking. I greatly appreciate their concern for safety and it was the right decision to cancel the kayaking. BUT there has to be a way to... More 

Thank Pam D
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This company takes you away from all the bustle to the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, the western side. Great instruction and guiding. They plan the trip based on wind, weather and tide to ensure a successful outing. Paddled about 5 miles round trip. Surprised we did not see more than 1 seal. We made a quick stop to... More 

1 Thank Angela D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tour was just what we wanted. Our guide Scott provided information about area and wildlife. We started south at seal cove and went north 6 miles, with a break for about 20 min. on a sandbar. Our group was 6 tandem and a leisurely pace. We researched the different outfits and their tour route. We wanted to see undeveloped seashore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went with a group from work as a team building fun thing. Was amazed at the places we went to and impressed by the guides knowledge and ability to educate beginners. Fun!

Thank Beth D

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