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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 #7 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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Columbus, OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Awesome guide, fun and educational trip. Well worth the cost to get a special and informed perspective of the beauty of MDI and Acadia. This was my very first time kayaking and we had a very safe, well-paced and impactful experience.

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Hogansburg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Novice, or some experience, this is a great way to seek the western side of the island. Guides are great, very knowledgeable and great instructors. Price is great, the tour was 4 hours and traveled about 6.5 miles. Will definitely do it again.

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Syracuse, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great guide that made this afternoon excursion awesome!! Not only did he share information about the aquatic habitat but he was very knowledgeable about the history and geological makeup of the island

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Arlington, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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