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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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Fayetteville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our incredible trip to Acadia. You can do this. We are 60 and the trip was great. Allison was a delight. She knows and loves her home region and does a great job of sharing her love and knowledge. We saw Bald Eagles, Osprey nests lots of other birds and all sorts of gorgeous Maine... More

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SF Bay Area
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This company really knows what they are doing. We had an extraordinary outing with delightful guide Brad on a perfect Maine summer day. The equipment is in excellent shape and the price of the 4 hour trip is very reasonable. The guides decide the best route depending on weather, winds, currents, etc. and you do need a guide for kayaking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Having tried other sea kayaking operations on MDI, these folks are far and away the best. Very friendly staff, knowledgeable registered Maine guides. Efficient operation. Highly recommend them.

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CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family and I had a awesome sunset kayak tour. Brad kept us entertained and had a sharp eye for the wild life. We saw an Eagle chasing an Osprey, seals, starfish and even snails that liked to be serenaded. Brad was also knowledgeable of the MDI environment and wildlife. The water was a bit choppy, but we all managed... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sea Kayak Tour was very adventureous as well as the instructor gave us all the details regarding kayaking in sea. I really enjoyed to the most.

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Tel Aviv
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are considering sea kayaking on MDI, go with these guys. They run a very professional, friendly operation on the "quiet side" of the island. This is key, because the places they take you are much calmer than Frenchman's Bay. If you talk to someone who tried kayaking and didn't love it, I'm pretty sure it wasn't with these... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can't recommend them enough. One of the highlights of our trip. We took a four-hour late afternoon trip and saw eagles, an osprey, seals, deer, starfish and more. The staff could not possibly be more friendly. Our guide Brad was the best guide for anything I've ever had. He joked around to ensure everyone had fun but also was... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

These guys know how to do it right. Very professional and safety conscious but very mindful that the trip is a fun adventure! Our Maine Guide, Allison, was the best! She was incredibly knowledgeable about paddling and passed on this knowledge very clearly and with ease and confidence that made our group, including me (who has a "healthy fear" of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had never kayaked before and this was a great way to start. Paddling with two kids (11 and 14), letting the wind and tides help with this he point-to-point trip was a great way to explore. Our guide, Brad, did an excellent job of explaining different views, alerting us to wildlife we surely would have missed. We watched as... More

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Elmira, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Wonderful day kayaking with Brad. Saw am any loons diving for fish,harbor seals and porpoises,and learned so much . Great humor and knowledge the whole trip. I would recommend to bring binoculars for all the birds and wildlife. Fantastic and I highly recommend this,

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