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National Park Sea Kayak Tours

39 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
1-800-347-0940
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Ranked #6 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half day (4 hours)...2 1/2 - 3 hours on the water...Morning, Afternoon, and Sunset.... more » Owner description: Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half day (4 hours)...2 1/2 - 3 hours on the water...Morning, Afternoon, and Sunset. Great wildlife sightings...locally owned and operated since 1993. Professional Maine Sea Kayak guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation. « less
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great time kayaking on open water around the western part of the island. The guide, Fletcher, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We saw tons of seals and birds, including a fledgling bald eagle and its nest. We really enjoyed the trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stopped in on a cold and rainy day to inquire about tours. Robert answered all our questions about kayaking and gave us a ton of info about things to do in Bar Harbor and Acadia. We did the actual sea kayaking a couple days later. There is a van ride to the beginning of thekayaking, but Fletcher made it... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I were in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (MDI) for a week, and included a sea kayak tour in our fun. National Park Sea Kayak Tours did an excellent job. The guide (Lou) really knew kayaks, knew how to guide a trip, was mindful of all the guests and their abilities and limitations, and was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had a really great experience on this trip. It was a great way to get out on the water and see the wildlife (cormorants, seals, eagles, etc.). The trip was a great amount of time, we got to see a lot but were not totally fatigued when it was over. I highly recommend it!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Full Disclosure: I grew up on Mount Desert Island, so I'm not a typical tourist in this case. However, I have no business or personal relationship with National Park Kayak Tours. i live in NM now, and wanted to try sea kayaking with my wife and two grown boys. If you are visiting MDI, you really ought to get out... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was a beautiful June day and we decided to go sea kayaking. After talking with several companies we chose National Park Sea Kayak Tours because they go on the west side of the island away from all of the harbor traffic. The day could not have been better; perfect weather, calm water and a great guide, Fletcher. We saw... More

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

5 of us signed up for an afternoon sea kayak guided experience. 2 of our group had never sea kayaked before and they loved it. There were a total of 11 of us and 1 guide. We used all double kayaks and I was in the bow with the Liew, our guide. We drove from Bar Harbor to the west... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

All I can do is echo all the other positive reviews about this kayak tour. It was our first time Kayaking and Scott was very helpful with do's and do not's when it came the kayak itself. He was very knowledgable about the area and wildlife. My wife and I had a great time and our kids were talking about... More

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My sons and I enjoyed this kayak trip so much! Fletcher was our guide....he was knowledgeable, fun, helpful, and very laid back! This is a very professional well done tour and the equipment is excellent. Highly recommend!!

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Waterville, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a great adventure! Jake our guide was amazing (not to mention cute too). He made it seem so effortless. Wishing I had done the sunset tour! Maybe next time. For a first time kayaker I found it relaxing and fun. A must do while in Bar Harbor!

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