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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 #8 of 53 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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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

A fun and exciting way to see the rugged and beautiful coast. Fletcher, our guide was outstanding. Patient and kind with a wealth of knowledge that he shared throughout our 1/2 day tour. I was apprehensive as I had never kayaked before but after a brief review, Fletcher's encouragement and lots of laughter it was fabulous.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was our first time kayaking, and this was a great experience. Llew, our tour guide, took time to show us proper technique and listened to the group for what we all wanted to see. He tailored the tour to the group's wishes. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip very memorable. He and Fletcher our driver, also took... More

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Chester, New Hampshire
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour with Owen! We did the eco tour-- highly recommend. The 4 hour time allotted for the tour was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went for a half day sea kayak trip with this company. Nice people, very knowledgeable, and wow, did they take you to some wonderful areas. Most other companies only take you to the close waters, but this company takes you on a 20 minute van ride and on the way back, you have about a 30 minute ride. We... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This trip was awesome. My fiancé and I hesitated to book this trip because we thought it was pricey, but I'm so glad we did. It was worth every penny. We took the sunset trip with Fletch and he did a great job leading our group -- made sure we were comfortable from beginning to end and was very knowledgable... More

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Stephenson, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fabulous 6 mile kayaking tour along the south side of the island. Jake, our guide, was great; very personable and funny and knowledgeable. Weather was a bit cool and foggy but still had a great time and saw seals and a bald eagle. Fairly easy for two out of shape 40-somethings and our 12 and 14 year olds. The owners... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I did a sunset kayak last week. We saw osprey, eagles and harbor seals. The scenery was beautiful and deserves 4 stars, however, our experience with our guide Mark and the van driver who's name I didn't get drops the whole experience down to 2 and a half stars (I rounded up to 3). Mark speaks very... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Bar Harbor this August with our 3 teenage daughters and their 3 friends. I reserved a morning kayak tour at National Park Sea Kayak Tours for the 8 of us a week ahead of time and am so glad I did. The trip was absolutely fantastic! It was the highlight of our vacation. We knew... More

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Based on other TripAdvisor reviews we chose National Park Sea Kayak over other providers in Bar Harbor and we're so glad we did. From the friendly and quick online & phone reservations to the amazing staff they made our sunset sea kayak tour the highlight of my husband's birthday trip! Our guide Fletcher was outstanding and kayaking on the west... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We decided to go on this kayak tour for my daughter's 11th birthday. I was a bit apprehensive as my daughter was only an inch over the minimum height requirement. However, we were assured that the tour could accommodate groups of mixed ages/abilities. Quite frankly, we simply couldn't keep up with the group. My daughter didn't have the upper body... More

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