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Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-610-2970
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8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for...

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.

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A must do activity

It was our first time doing paddle boarding and Chris had us up and going in no time. My wife is still talking about the day we went and we can't wait to go back. The good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pat R
Bucks County
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Bucks County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time doing paddle boarding and Chris had us up and going in no time. My wife is still talking about the day we went and we can't wait to go back. The good workout coupled with the feeling of being out on the water is awesome.

Thank Pat R
Des Plaines, Illinois
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went t the Stand Up Paddlebording In Acadia. Having M.S. it precludes me form doing some things that I hvae to have a good Balance for. For Years I just say No to somethings. My wife had heard me reading about it adn said Hey, Maybe Paddle boarding? Well she set it up and shen we... More 

Thank k5of6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had an amazing time watching the sun set on the bay ! We had never been on a SUP board before and just LOVED the experience. Our instructor was excellent and patient and every person in our group seemed to be having a blast.

Thank Amélie D
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My 27 year old daughter coaxed me into trying paddleboarding for the first time in 55 degree water. We checked on the sunset Frenchman Bay session and because the sun was setting earlier, we had to be at his place in 10-15 minutes because no one else had signed up (was a cloudy and had rained earlier). We hustled down... More 

Thank RLA333
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Acadia SUP gave me an awesome outdoor experience in Acadia National Park while getting me hooked on an enjoyable way to enjoy the outdoors and water! Thanks to Chris, I'm set up to succeed an enjoy many SUP experiences in the future! Whether by lake or by ocean, don't miss this experience with a talented and easy-going instructor! Chris met... More 

Thank Wesley B
Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I planned a trip to Acadia and as we were planning our trip, we came upon Acadia SUP as a potential activity. First time trying SUP for the both of us. We decided to try the ocean class. Instruction was top notch and the scenery was breathtaking. Instructor kept things fun and interesting plus gave us a... More 

Thank DavidDaigle
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Family of 6 (kids age 12-20) captured Chris for a 1pm trip in Long Pond. Very happy we did. Chris was a patient and enjoyable teacher. We all got comfortable on the boards, including me- 55 with questionable balance. He taught great skills, showed A few tricks, and kept things fun. Happy we were in the pond, as the water... More 

Thank chickyskids
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had no experience with SUP (as they call it), but we were led out to a beautiful lake in Acadia Park, given really great instruction. The guide put the paddle boards in the water, and then joined us once we were standing up on ours, and then taught us and led us around the lake and concluded with optional... More 

Thank Tom B
Syracuse, New York
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was looking for something different for my adult children to do during our annual visit to the area and happened upon Acadia Stand up Paddleboarding. It was a great experience all around! Made our reservations on line and received confirmation immediately. 24 hour cancellation policy very reasonable and clearly stated. Chris was a great teacher..very patient and professional. Lessons... More 

Thank KarenGrc78
Derry, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Buyer beware. When I discovered a problem with our reservation, that a lake tour had been reserved instead of ocean, I immediately called the office. It seemed like the situation called for some flexability - we didn't change our minds, it was an issue with the reservation service. But they were completely inflexible and even though we didn't take the... More 

24 Thank Courtney W
cstrouty, Owner at Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Courtney, as you promised you certainly wrote a negative review about your reservation process. And as I promised my response will serve as a wonderful forum to make sure that people understand our policies regarding cancellation and reading email confirmations. You made a reservation online for your SUP session on 8/11 for 8/16 at 5:30pm for the Lake. Upon reserving... More 

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