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“Islands in the mist”
Review of Driftwood Kayak

Driftwood Kayak
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Owner description: 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.
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Islands in the mist”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

What an amazing experience! We stayed for two nights at Peter's place and booked a full day kayaking trip well in advance. Peter was excellent in communications and informed as a few days before our trip that the forecast didn't look too good. Even on the evening of arrival the chances of kayaking the next day were small due to bad weather with predicted thunderstorm. But the next morning the danger of lightning had moved away and Peter asked us if we wanted to take the trip although it was rather cold, foggy and rain was just around the corner. Of course we said yes and thanks to his helpful advise for clothing and his very insightful preparation of the day it was wonderful. Starting of with the boats from shore we first did some technical training on efficient paddling before heading out into the mist. Suddenly there was an island which couldn't be seen from starting point. The atmosphere was stunning and evereything looked like in a ghost story. The whole kayaking trip was just one big experience. We had mist, rain, wind, but suddenly also sunshine, little adventures with lost and found glasses, and Peter as a guide was excellent.

Also his B&B is worth the stay. Peter, his wife Chris and their dog Pippa are wonderful hosts with a cozy home. All in all it was one of the highlights of our vacations in the States and we would highly recommend it to family and friends and everybody who is up for great landscape and maybe a little adventure. Thanks Peter!

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
“Full Day Excursion”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Wonderful experience . . . Susan, Randy, Jackson and Brody all enjoyed paddling the sea kayaks, touring islands, and seeing the sights including some porpoises . . . Peter was a great guide and tailored the trip to our experience and interests.

Visited August 2014
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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
“First Rate Kayak Trip!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and I took the full day trip and stayed the night before at the Hardy's Hill House. Peter is a first rate certified Maine guide, and is a very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Our Kayak experience before the trip was limited, and Peter got us up to speed quickly. Peter took us to many beautiful places on our trip and is very through and safety conscious. Peter has excellent equipment and took the time to match equipment to our ability and physical needs. The Hardy's Hill House stay option is excellent; the B&B is spotless and nicely appointed. I would highly recommend this trip and plan on paddling with Peter next year

Visited August 2014
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22 reviews
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“Sunrise Kayak”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Wow. Highly recommended! Great trip with our experienced guide Peter. My husband, adult daughter and I learned so much as Peter gave us our safety tips and instructions in preparation for the trip. His guidance and feedback were great and gave us confidence for the short journey we selected. We set out to explore the bay, enjoying the early morning sun and water. Peter is an exceptional guide, very knowledgeable, easy-going, unobtrusive and fun. Not your run of the mill tourist trap!!

Visited August 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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“First-rate kayak experience”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My wife and I stayed in Peter's AirBnB bedroom for rent and availed ourselves of his full-day kayak tour. We have done many kayak trips and rentals and I can say confidently that Peter was one of the most experienced and organized guides we've ever had and his equipment is top-notch. By far the best gear we've ever been loaned. Being a very detail-oriented, orderly, engineer-type myself, I appreciated his level of organization and using high-quality gear.

Peter is willing to offer as much or as little instruction as you wish and is knowledgeable about the surrounding area. He can make the trip you want, just tell him what you have in mind. It was an ideal kayak experience.

We also enjoyed chatting with him and his wife during our stay.

-Chris & Mary Helen

Visited July 2014
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