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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

1 Harbor Lane, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-266-1689
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Ranked #14 of 50 activities in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is a great way to see Bar Harbor. Our guide, Brescian, was very professional and took time to address any safety concerns. He explained the proper way to paddle and what to if we flipped over into the freezing cold water (don't worry, no one actually did!). It took a while to get moving because there was a tour... More

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Washington DC
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I believe we were on the same tour as the last poster. It was a windy day and Brescian suggested we put the kayaks in the water in a different spot for easier paddling. We went in at the Hadley's Point Boat ramp. We received a short lesson with some pointers. What was great about these tandem kayaks was the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The day was windy and paddling around the islands at Bar Harbor would have been difficult so Breschin, our guide, offered to take us to a more suitable location that day. We were really appreciative of his extra efforts since this seemed to be a really good decision. As it turned out, half way through our paddle Breschin offered to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is THE best way to check out the beauty of Bar Harbor. Our guide Brescian was very professional and did a great job talking about native wildlife and answering our questions (we saw tons of harbor porpoises!!). The 3+ hour trip filled the middle part of our day. We met up at 9 and left the site by 2.... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have never been on a guided kayak tour, but love to kayak therefor thought it would be a great experience and it was. Brescian was both a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide making the the whole experience a positive one!!

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Arlington, VA
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

There are a lot of options in Bar Harbor for kayaking and based on the groups going out they all seem to do basically the same tour of paddling around the islands. We pushed off a little later than expected, but I was fine with that because another group was in front of our group on the launch site. The... More

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North providence, RI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We booked a kayak tour in mid-August 2013 with Acadia Park Kayak Tours. Our guide's performance was outstanding. He allowed us to use our own sea kayaks. He thoroughly checked our boats and our safety equipment. His tours are limited to a manageable number of clients. He took time to demonstrate and teach the basic skills needed and reviewed safety... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Me and my sister took this tour on a whim as we have both kayaked great number of times in the past and never with a guide, we were not dissapointed or let down in any way. We arrived on time as did he, and we're made top feel at home and in safe hands as we introduced ourselves to... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had a group of 3 people plus Brescian. Since our group was so small we were able to cover more ground than the other groups that we saw. I have been kayaking several times and this was by far the best trip. I definitely recommend Acadia Park Kayak Tours for a great kayaking experience.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I signed up for the sunset tour. We had never been kayaking before. We wound up in a group of eight. It was a really fun experience all around. The people were really nice and so was the guide. If you go to Acadia, you have to do this kayak tour!

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