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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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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...

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Ossining, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Kayaking is a great way to see the Maine coast, these folks know how to do it, great itinerary, knowledgeable guide, we only used two person kayaks so inquire if you want to paddle solo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Wow! Do you want to see seals and porpoise? Do you want to hold sea stars? Do you want to kayak around the islands of Acadia, but always feel safe, even if you have never gone before? Do you want to learn about the amazing natural habitat around Acadia? Of course you do! So book a sea kayaking trip. This... More

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Fayetteville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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4 attraction reviews
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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