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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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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tour was great! Llew was our guide and as a native, third generation islander, his knowledge of the area is extensive. We had two teenagers with us who also thought the kayak trip was great. Llew has a degree in marine biology and was able to spot bald eagles, osprey, porpoise and seals on our trip. The tour was on... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We kayaked with our two children (ages 10 and 12) and I was concerned that it would be too difficult for them (and me, with a 12 year old boy in my boat) but the guide took it slowly and all 4 of us had an excellent time. We saw a bald eagle, seals, cormorants, starfish, sea urchins, and a... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

From start to finish, this was an top-notch experience. We took the 2:30 p.m. outing, and it proved to be an excellent choice -- there is nothing like being on the water with a slight breeze, sunshine, and calm conditions --- bliss. When we arrived, we were provided with cubbies in which to store our things and items such as... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was the second sea kayak with national park. Everything was expected. Our tour guide Fletcher is local, humor, knowledgeable and perfect. The routine is the same as we did several years ago. The bus needs a little bit of improvement. But you really did feel that bad when the bus was driving. Tips: there is no restroom during kayaking.... More

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