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“Thorfinn Stand-Up Paddle Board, Bar Harbor, ME”

Thorfinn Expeditions - Day Tours
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Owner description: From the relaxed to the rugged, Thorfinn Expeditions is an outdoor adventure and education business that specializes in Sailing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and Multi-Sport Experiences. There are two paddle sport retail locations in Lincolnville Beach and Bar Harbor - Full SUP gear and Epic kayaks/surfskis).With a staff comprised of experienced and passionate educators/instructors, Thorfinn offers "hands on" outdoor experiences lasting from a few hours to many days.The adventure sailing program is primarily based on the Maine Coast (homeport: Bar Harbor, Maine) but operates between Atlantic Canada and the Florida Keys. Utilizing a unique and award - winning Presto 30, Thorfinn offers several-hour sailing trips, expeditions for people who want to learn and participate in the trip, and custom adventures that can combine sailing, coastal exploration, hiking and climbing. Thorfinn is operated by a USCG-licensed Captain.The Stand Up Paddle Board Program takes place in both Midcoast and Bar Harbor, Maine . Thorfinn offers rentals, sales, lessons, fitness/race training, custom downwinders and tours. SUP staff are ACA SUP Level 2 certified.Thorfinn Expeditions has an adventure for everyone, from the novice who is interested in a sight-seeing sail around Frenchmans Bay to the experienced, hands-on adventurer who wants to experience the outdoors in a unique and thrilling way. In addition, Thorfinn works closely with Atlantic Climbing School.
Reviewed 26 September 2012

If you at all curious about SUP, take an intro lesson on Echo Lake, Acadia. Our instructor,Hampton Kew, was fantastic! We met at Ike's Landing. Conditions were near ideal, 72F air temp, 72F water temp (good for mid-September).

Hampton took us step-by-step through the basics. Some of us progressed until we we're hanging "10" and running "down-wind" in the light breeze.

We were the last lesson of the season. Suzanne was so stoked she bought one of the Hobie lesson boards & paddle. Glad it fit in our truck!

Excellent value, excellent coach! Hampton rocks!

Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We went stand-up paddling with Thorfinn Expeditions in Bar Harbor. Our guide was excellent. She knew the her sport really well, and was a great instructor. We went to a beautiful lake called Echo Lake, and toured around the lake.

Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

My two kids, aged 9 and 12, had a wonderful lesson with Hampton. She understands that kids need to play and have fun while learning, and gave them ample opportunity to splash, swim, and fall off their boards while she made sure they learned all the necessary basic skills. I was kayaking nearby during the lesson, and heard peals of laughter all through it. By the end the kids were grinning ear to ear and were able to maneuver their paddle boards well on their own. It was a tremendous success.

Thor was pleasant to deal with while we were setting up the lesson, responding quickly to emails. He was flexible about meeting our scheduling needs.

I highly recommend Thorfinn Expeditions.

Thank Ann N
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

I recently used Thorfinn to schedule a work offsite that required:
A house
Lots of food and drinks
Multiple activities in the outdoors to test novice to expert
A group of locals for focus groups
Transportation
and so on....

Thorfinn (Hampton and Thor) answered on all of the above and exceeded my very hard to exceed expectations!
Everything was dialed!!
The house was amazing! Right on the bay with views of the sunset and beds for everyone.
Activities..Check! we climbed (with Atlantic Climbing School), hiked, ran, SUP'd, sailed, ate many lobsters and had an amazing time!

Go with them, they have a 1st class operation...promise.

Thank Soggy_Portlander
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

As a first time SUPer and sailer, this team gave me the gear, routes, and tools for an amazing outdoor trip. Not only is the team super cool and fun, they're very skilled, knowledgable and talented at what they do. Choosing Thorfinn was the smartest step in having a comfortable, safe, and fun Maine experience! See you next time guys!

1  Thank Casey S
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