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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

1 Harbor Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-266-1689
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Ranked #18 of 53 Activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Tours
Owner description: The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island. Group size is limited to either six or twelve... more » Owner description: 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 morning, day, sunset, night star gazing, and private tours. We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island. All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide. No former kayaking experience is necessary. « less
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Commack, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well organized tour of Frenchman's Bay with a strong emphasis on safety. Kayak training was excellent. Brescian knows these waters and their history. Magnificent views especially sunset. You don't realize what a great work out you are getting. You get an ocean/Bay tour on your own steam. First rate equipment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

HOLY AMAZING !! THE highlight of our trip. Kayacking still has be smiling. Can't believe I was in the middle of the ocean kayacking, it was great. Antonio was so very patient and I learned alot. DEFINATELY A MUST DO !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did a private tour with our family. We have two children 8 and 9. Our guide, Brescian, picked an appropriate tour for us, taking into account the weather and his assessment of our ability. Given the wind, he picked a more sheltered route for us, Hadley Point. Great call. He gave us some good instruction before we started. We... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great website, we were well prepared when we arrived. Great pre-trip instruction, we felt very confident with Brescian and his knowledge and equipment. He was also very patient but firm with some members of the group who were goofing off. Hope we get to come back to the area (from Az!) and we will call him again for another go.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tour was informative, offered great views and the kayaking was not too strenuous. We went into a small cave, saw an eagle (and its nest), went around all three porcupine islands and stopped for a break on one of them. So much fun, a must do for everyone visiting Acadia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We went out with Brescian today. We have been kayaking many times in different states and never have had better instruction or equipment. The sites were great and instruction that actually made sense and was appropriate for the situation at hand. You really should wonder about any negative reviews- my experience with those companies getting the occassional poor review is... More

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Andover, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I met the owner of this company outside of seeking or researching a sea kayak tour guide, through a mutual love for Maine, so when my friend and I were planning our yearly trip there, I knew I would be booking my tour with his company. I'm just including this to clarify that I didn't shop around and have no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My friends and I are glad we selected Acadia park kayak for our kayak tour. We spent a lot of time in the water kayaking and learned a lot about the harbor and surrounding islands. Brescian did a great job leading the tour and keeping to tour group together. He is very professional but also friendly and understanding. He did... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I was highly disappointed with my kayaking experience with this company. It took almost 2 hours (!!!) for them to get us into the kayaks and on to the water. The process of giving out the gear, giving the safety talk, and setting everyone up was totally inefficient and frustrating. Then when we finally started kayaking, my partner and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was an excellent trip. This company is every bit as good as the web site suggests. I am a water-ports instructor and I was impressed by how Brescian balanced risk, excitement and enjoyment. His instructional technique was excellent - but still got us out on the water quickly.

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