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Thorfinn Expeditions - Day Tours

481 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841
207-322-2293
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Ranked #6 of 14 Activities in Rockland
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: From the relaxed to the rugged, Thorfinn Expeditions is an outdoor adventure and education business that specializes in Sailing, Stand Up Paddle... more » 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. « less
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Waldwick, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 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... More

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Boston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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... More

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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!!... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Thorfinn provided the perfect intro to Acadia region. They were awesome to hangout with and extremely knowledgeable about sailing, climbing and the area in general. I would certainly recommend using Thorfinn to make the most of your trip, whether you're a beginner or have been playing for years.

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

While searching for a place to purchase our two SUP’s we did all the typical things that folks do prior to a big purchase. Goggle searches, web pricing, options and the potential accessories all needed to be more clearly understood. The list was extensive and confusing right up to the point of visiting the Thorfinn Expeditions store! Chris and Thor... More

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Jackson, New Hampshire, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I have been playing and recreating in the Acadia region since I was a kid, but I've never had as good a trip as I did recently with Thor and his excellent crew. On our trip they combined rock climbing, sailing and SUP into one of the funnest three day excursions I've ever had. I was already well hooked on... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Last week I had the chance to spend a morning sailing with Thorfinn Expeditions from Bar Harbor, Maine. While sharing the cockpit with several colleagues from the outdoor industry during our product test and design trip, Thor managed to teach us the basics of sailing. Within an hour we were at the helm, making mistakes of our own and sometimes... More

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Teton Village, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Recently, Thor introduced me to stand up paddle in the "cool" waters of Acadia National Park. As a beginner, Thor was the perfect instructor for me. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed while he taught me how to paddle around the picturesque setting. It was the most fun I've had in quite a while. He is interesting, engaging and... More

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