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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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Description: Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for area...
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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GREAT choice when you are in BAHA!

A group of four of us took the 9am lesson on Echo Lake last week and it was great! I have nothing but good things to say about Chris who took his time with the four of us, who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A group of four of us took the 9am lesson on Echo Lake last week and it was great! I have nothing but good things to say about Chris who took his time with the four of us, who had never paddle boarded before. We all picked it up at different paces and he did a great job giving each... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I have passed up a couple of opportunities to give "SUP" a try in years past. While on vacation at Acadia, and wandering Bar Harbor we came across Acadia SUP. My biggest hesitation was that I expected it to be cold, and I hate cold water. Not so. They take you to a nearby lake. The water... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

we did a morning tour, all beginners and Chris was awesome...very patient of our skill level and very passionate about paddle boarding! We would certainly do it again.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On a recent visit to Bar Harbor, my kids convinced me to take the family for a private SUP lesson and it was a blast! My husband and I did a 2 hour lesson with our 12, 14 and 15 year old kids and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it...they didn't want it to end! Chris was a great guide and we... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I took an evening lesson on a whim. Such a great experience! I have been paddling for a couple of years and I still learned SOOOO much! Chris is extremely knowledgeable and a great instructor. His staff is great too! I highly recommend an evening/sunset lesson or tour. There is no better place on earth than MDI in the summertime!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I absolutely recommend a SUP tour here to anyone visiting the island. Got to paddle out around some of the Porcupine Islands and see a lot of cool wildlife. Chris, the owner/tour guide, had a ton of knowledge and stories to share about the area. He even broke out a map after the tour to direct me to some less... More 

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Thanks for your awesome review!! It really was a great paddle and probably one of the best I've had all season. Thanks for keeping me stoked on life!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was a last minute excursion for my boyfriend and myself. While walking in town in Bar Harbor, we came across the Acadia SUP store (the ONLY paddleboading shop in the area btw). We had wanted to try paddleboarding, but didn't bother booking ahead of time. Josh, the guy working in the shop, gave us the prices and times for... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Paddleboarding was on my bucket list. I went on a Wed. went back two more time! LOVE IT! Chris is patient and encouraging. Took my 11 year old son - he loved it! I am hooked and can't wait to get out there again.

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Southwest Harbor, ME
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have tried paddle boarding a few times without prior instruction. While I had a great time and was able to get around, I really wanted to master some solid strokes to help me navigate more easily and really control my board. After paddling with Machelle this morning, I feel much more competent and am excited for a full summer... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I recently spent the weekend in Bar Harbor and took our first SUP lesson from Chris. We had been thinking about purchasing stand up paddle boards for a while but wanted to make sure we enjoyed it before we committed to buying. Taking a lesson from Chris was the BEST decision we've ever made! Chris took us... More 

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Address: 55 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-610-2970
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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