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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 #9 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Terrific tour of a different, much less touristy part of Acadia and Mount Desert Island. Great for beginners - quiet side of the island means less dramatic cliffs and waves, but terrific views of the mountains and wildlife. Guide Fletcher was a font of information about the island, geology and wildlife.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nothing wrong with the service itself but the overall experience was less interesting than we'd hoped. My wife and I are experienced river and lake kayakers. In signing up for a sea kayaking tour, we were hoping for a new, exciting experience. What we actually got was a rather boring. The tour went north, which put the coast to our... More

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Outstanding guide, Mark, and terrific and careful staff made this trip perfect for our beginner kayaking family. We saw wildlife, paddled in places we never would have seen otherwise and came away appreciating Acadia in a new way. We did a sunset tour. The sun setting over the water was spectacular. Highly recommended.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 attraction reviews
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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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