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Old Quarry Ocean Adventures

Address: 130 Settlement Road, Stonington, ME 04681
Phone Number: 207.367.8977
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Stonington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: We welcome you to visit one of the most extraordinary places on the coast of Maine. The Deer Isle-Stonington archipelago in Penobscot Bay is a unique and breathtaking area, home to the largest concentration of bald eagles in the lower 48 States, and over 60 uninhabited islands. It is well known to be the destination of choice for kayakers, sailors, campers, and any nature enthusiast. People from all over the world come to this place because of the quiet, un-spoiled and awe-inspiring environment. They come to Old Quarry because we provide the perfect access to this magical body of water, where seals and porpoises thrive and sea birds are abundant, where historic windjammers sail, and lighthouses stand stalwartly on rocky cliffs as sentinels of the night.
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English first
New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Mid October and the tourist season in Maine is over, but we arranged a very reasonable two person tour on the Nigh Duck, a small lobster boat that usually accommodates 8 or 10. Had a beautiful and very informative excursion with the owner, Bill, who had an extensive knowledge of the history and geology of the area. The trip included... More

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Hudson, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

10 family and friends went out in 5 dual sea kayaks with a very knowledgeable guide for a 2-hour/4 mile tour around the islands just off the coast of Deer Isle and the village of Stonington. The weather cooperated nicely, with little wind and high overcast and cool temperatures. With a mixed age and experience group, we didn't go all... More

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USVI
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures is AWESOME!!! As soon as I walked through the door I heard two voices "Hello" & "Are you with the group" uh, no, am I supposed to be? LoL. After talking with Kristy for a few minutes, she quickly recognized the need of a parent with a 10 yr old. The paperwork took all of 5... More

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was in the area with lots of relatives including two teens and two toddlers. Old Quarry arranged an evening harbor tour for the whole group, 19 in all, along with lobsters, corn, slaw on an island in the harbor. We brought our own drinks and steamers, which they gladly cooked. A great extended family outing for a fair price.

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great tour, the captain and engineer paid particular attention to our 7 and 3 year old ensuring a very memorable experience for all of us.

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Vacaville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I made reservations for 2 outings with Old Quarry well in advance and everything went just as planned. We went on a 2 night kayak trip with a professional experienced guide and then went for 3 nights out to the cabin on Lazy Gut Island. The equipment we rented was excellent and the cabin is fabulous.Captain Bill has quite an... More

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Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On the spur of the moment we took the "Afternoon Sight-seeing and Natural History Eco-Cruise" scheduled for later that day. As advertised, we stopped at a freshwater quarry site which was beautiful (others on our trip went swimming, but we were unprepared). Then we stopped at Isle au Haut and picked up two bikers followed by a slow cruise past... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the second time we've come up to Stonington to camp at Old Quarry. Last time, we came for five nights with a 1 and 3 year old, this time they are 3 and 5. It's a wonderful spot for camping and especially with kids - tons to do in the area. we rented canoes on both trips and... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I had a great trip with Captain Bill. We were the only passengers so had a very individualized experience. He is knowledgable about the area and very environmentally oriented. The scenery of the Bay and coastline is stunning! We ordered lobster rolls to go, and they were great, too. I definitely recommend this as a lovely way... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My kayak buddies and I have been going up to spend a week at Old Quarry for four years running, and we are planning to go again this year. Captain Bill and his staff do a great job all around. Old Quarry is right on the water, and it offers all the amenities anyone could ask for in a campground.... More

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