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Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
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Description: The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business...
The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island. Group size is limited to either six or twelve people. We offer sunrise, morning, day, sunset, night-time star gazing, and private tours. We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island. A portion of every tour's fee goes towards ocean conservation. All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide. No former kayaking experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
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Excellent family kayak trip!

Our family of five (two adults, two teens and one 11 year old) wanted to try kayaking in Maine. With a broad age range and interest level and an odd number of people to fit into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Was excited to go kayaking in Maine and made reservations. When we got there the people in our trip had cancelled at last minute so it was just me and my partner. The guide looked annoyed that we still wanted to go out. Then told us he would be right back because he was going to go to the store... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our family of five (two adults, two teens and one 11 year old) wanted to try kayaking in Maine. With a broad age range and interest level and an odd number of people to fit into two-person kayaks, we weren't sure how it would work. Our guide, Breschian, was very accommodating, gave us excellent and well fitting gear and a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have kayaked on both the West and East coasts, and have never gone on a kayaking tour as well-organized and with such amazing views as this. Brescian, the owner of Acadia Park Kayak Tours, is very knowledgeable about the geology, geography and wildlife in Maine and Bar Harbor. He shared a wealth of knowledge about the local sights, history,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I came to Bar Harbor for our honeymoon and took a kayak trip with Acadia Park Kayak Tours. We appreciate supporting local small businesses rather than large outfitters that are just trying to make as much money as possible, and we really liked this business. The tour group was small and felt personalized. The guide was knowledgeable... More 

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Geneva, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on MDI. I e-mailed Acadia Park Kayak Tours twice, in advance, to obtain information and make a reservation. Both times, I received the company's automated e-mail response stating that I would hear from them soon. The e-mail also stated that if I wanted a reservation in the next two weeks, I was... More 

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This person contacted us in the off season when we were not open for business. We are the smallest of all of the kayak guide services in the area. We do not have a year round office staff and besides a few people who drive vans everyone who works with us is a guide. We are also the only company... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We participated in a sunset, guided tour around the Porcupine Mountains. The kayaks were excellent (all 2-man) and our guide related many interesting details about the wildlife, history of the area and terrain. We wished we had signed up for a longer tour and would gladly do it again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The owner didn't show up at 4PM for a 4:30PM tour as there was a mishap on the tour before us (he had to tow two kayaks back). He was gracious to give anyone that waited (over an hour) the option to back out without any penalties. Most of us stayed for the trip as it was our only time... More 

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Shymkent, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

in 2012 i had a tour on kayaks!)never did it before)it was cool and unusual)lil bit cold and wet but of cause its the Ocean)anyway great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a great experience! I have always really liked kayaking trips when I go away on vacations, but this was even more exhilarating. The trip was roughly 3.5hrs of kayaking out on the cooler Maine ocean waters, which were much more intense than other waters I've been on, but in a good way. You really felt like you were on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just toured Bar Harbor with this outfitter and had a fantastic experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Best bang for the buck in the area!

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Address: Address: 18 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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