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Maine State Sea Kayak

254 Main Street, PO Box 97, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
207 244-9500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all... more » Owner description: Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation... Recommended by National Geographic Adventure and Travel & Leisure Magazines... Locally owned/operated since 2000...Open late May-September... Beginners Welcome... « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Fantastic guide named Brad gave our group a fun day. West side paddling tour is definitely the way to go. Our guide knew the best spots to go see wildlife including many seals and 2 bald eagles. We got lucky and got a spot with only 1 day notice because someone else cancelled so I recommend calling early. I have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We investigated a few different trips while in Bar Harbour and this was by far the most interesting route. Not only was the sister-company office in Bar Harbour enormously helpful but the guides were fun and knowledgable about the ecosystem in which they work.

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Central Pennsylvania
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a morning paddle last week with Jake as our guide. Each step of the process from reservations, check-in, transportation, instruction and paddling were very well done. I have been paddling for forty years so I was able to assess their process and was impressed with their fluid handling of the day's activities. This would be an excellent choice... More

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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great outing for our entire family. We were all very impressed with how much care is put into the experience. We especially loved that they drop you off and pick you up at different locations. This is important as they plan the route to make the paddling as easy as possible. Paddling on this side of MDI... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I and two of my nephews went on a sea kayaking tour with this group on July 10, 2014 and I'm still raving about it to friends and family. Upon arrival, these ensured we had what we needed - snacks, water, sunblock, hats, etc - and then gave clear and precise instructions to the entire group on everything from using... More

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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I had such a wonderful experience kayaking with your company on Friday, July 11th! Our guide was Adam and we all agreed that he really went above and beyond, making this trip a truly memorable one for us all. Although we can be a bit of a rowdy bunch... my crazy siblings and I... he got along... More

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We took the early morning trip, and it was a great day. Jake is, without a doubt the best, patient, knowledgeable guide. My only regret was not being able to see wildlife. Luck of the draw, I guess.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a wonderful trip with our knowledgeable guide Brad. The group had first time kayakers and experienced kayakers and everyone did well. Brad knew where to find the eagle's nest and where we would find seals and other wildlife. The views are spectacular and it was great to be paddling by small islands and be in a quiet area... More

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a great time and particularly wanted to thank our guide, Jake, who was patient, knowledgeable, and personable. It was a beautiful day on the water, not too long or short, especially with a short stop to get out and stretch. We are experienced kayakers and felt that we learned something new (steering with a rudder, for one) and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took the early morning trip and it was great! We saw so much wildlife - a pod of porpoises, harbor seals, a bald eagle, starfish, and a bunch of other birds. I spent more time taking pictures than paddling! Good thing I wasn't the one steering or we might've been in trouble. You go out in tandem kayaks at... More

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