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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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Terrific experience all around

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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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 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Syracuse, New York
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66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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cstrouty, Owner at Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

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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