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Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding

55 West St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-610-2970
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Ranked #14 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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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a real good time if you're reasonably active. I've done it before in the harbor in Manchester By the Sea, MA. If you haven't, the instructor is very important and this guy is top notch. I learned a lot. Just because you've tried something before doesn't mean you know it. I did not wear a wetsuit but I'd... More

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Halifax, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a great time doing SUP for the first time. instructions were given, they were clear and repeated when needed. Had no water shoes but place offers them for decent price. nice area where we did our class. will definitely go again. in love with SUP now. Thank you! Highly recommended.

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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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