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Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding

55 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-610-2970
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Ranked #13 of 53 activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for area lakes, private tours, and SUP yoga classes. Located in downtown Bar Harbor... more » Owner description: Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for area lakes, private tours, and SUP yoga classes. Located in downtown Bar Harbor our retail store offers a wide variety of paddle boards for sale as well as beach lifestyle accessories. All our programs are taught by experienced certified instructors. Due to the small group nature of our program offerings, please note our strict 24 hour cancellation policy. « less
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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Surprised our twin daughters with a private paddle board lesson. Chris was a great instructor. He provided all the equipment and went over all the safety items, instructions, etc. before they even went into the water. When we asked the girl's what was the best thing they did in Bar Harbor they said the lesson. The views were awesome and... More

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Prince, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a great time last weekend Paddleboarding! Would definitely recommend and will be Paddleboarding again - loved it so much may even buy boards. Thank you!

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LAKEFIELD
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On July 2nd, 2014 my wife and I went stand up paddle boarding for the first time. It was terrific! Chris gave us excellent instructions and we had a great time. He also deserves credit for using excellent equipment. Much better than you would get at most rental places. It was a fabulous time and the weather was perfect. We're... More

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Yorkshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife booked this as a surprise activity for my birthday and I wasn't disappointed. I think I was Chris's last student of the season, surprising as it was a glorious October afternoon. Chris was a great teacher and took me through all the ways to turn and manoeuvre the board. I even surprised myself on how long I could... More

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I was twice the age of everyone else in my group and had no problems keeping up with the group. Echo Lake is a lovely place to spend a morning paddleboarding in Acadia. Chis is an excellent teacher and his passion for sharing this activity is evident. Next year I'll try SUP on the ocean.

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Sharon, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I took a 2 hour lake lesson with Chris and as a first time paddler, I had a great time. Chris was a great teacher and it seemed like everyone in our group improved quickly. I enjoyed being on the lake (except for some pesky horse flies) and the water was surprisingly warm, which is good because... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I went as a first time paddleboarder and was surprised that my family and I weren't falling all over the place! The water was cold but with a wetsuit, it felt refreshing. We found ourselves jumping in to cool off! Paddleboarding was very cool and the guide was a good teacher. My only complaint was that my family signed up... More

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cstrouty, Owner at Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Its nice to know that your only "complaint" was that paddle boarding was easier than you anticipated! A 2 hour lesson is the perfect way to start with a solid foundation for all your future paddling. Most of our customers sign up for a lesson especially if it is their first time. Tours are done privately... More

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would recommend a paddle boarding lesson around bar harbor to anybody visiting. Me and my sister booked a sunset lesson and unfortunately bar harbor was coated in mist for the whole of our trip but this didn't damper our enjoyment. Chris was an excellent teacher and all your kit is provided for you, so just rock up and enjoy!!

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I had a phenomenal time paddleboarding out on the ocean! Chris was a fantastic teacher. He started the lesson by teaching us all the basic techniques and different paddle strokes. Once we were comfortable, he took us for a paddle around Bar Island, all the while sharing interesting facts about the Acadia area and about paddleboarding. He also took pictures... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Chris was great and flexible, adjusting to the various abilities of my family. We had an excellent paddle off Bar Harbor in among the Porcupine islands. Learned a little geology, local history, and saw some wildlife including - but note that this is extremely rare - a whale!

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cstrouty, Owner at Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Seeing that whale was AMAZING. I've been guiding and paddling in the Bay for over 12 years and I can tell you it is RARE (only my third time seeing one). I'm so glad we had such a perfect morning for it. Being on the paddle boards definitely gave us a viewing advantage since we were standing rather than sitting. More

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