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National Park Sea Kayak Tours

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Address: 39 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 1-800-347-0940
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Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4...

Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4 hours)AM, PM & Sunset. 2 hrs 45 mins. on-the-water with a short break. Acadia's Highest Rated kayak Outfitter. Great Wildlife Sightings. locally owned and operated since 1993. Professional Sea Kayak Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation. Beginners welcome.

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Beautiful views!!

This trip was a great way to explore and get a unique perspective on the islands. The area was beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Rebecca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This trip was a great way to explore and get a unique perspective on the islands. The area was beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable.

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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Though we weren't sure we'd go out ... a thorough lesson in gear and boat and we were on our way. From start to finish everything about our paddle was top notch. Fantastic voyage! Kudos to Robert, Mark and Ben.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went on the last day of the years. There were only 4 clients but that did not hinder the staffs enthusiasm. Scott was our guide and he was knowledge and funny. He made sure that we were all comfortable and having a good time during this 4 hour excursion. The pace was perfect for all in the group. We... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We experienced another bucket list item. We went sea kayaking at Bar Harbor with National Park Sea Kayaking Tours on Sunday Morning. It was a very positive experience. Our guide, Llew was extremely informative and knowledgeable. We enjoyed him very much. It was a memorable four hours of sea kayaking. I hope we can do it again some time. H

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This outfit is very professional, very much on top of their schedule and managing their tour groups. They cap the number of guests so that it's not a cattle call. Our guide Jake had a great demeanor for the position. The shop is conveniently located on the main strip, i.e., Cottage Street, in Bar Harbor. You meet at the shop... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Our tour was on a Monday morning with Mark. It was an excellent experience from beginning to end. We are not experienced kayakers so stopped by the night before and were given advice on what to wear and bring. The morning ran smoothly and we had a great time out on the water. This trip was great for us, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nat'l Park Sea Kayak Tour takes you on to the other side of Mt Desert Island, away from all the congestion of Bar Harbor. Our guide, Mark, was friendly and knowledgeable. We took the 2:30 tour which ended as the sun was setting so it was quite beautiful. We got to see a few seals that came close to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

During the timeframe of our visit, National Park Sea Kayak Tours offered morning, afternoon, and sunset paddles. We were coming in from out of town and so chose the afternoon (2 PM assembly time) option. We were able to make all arrangements online in advance. The area you paddle is at the discretion of your guide, and ours, Fletcher, took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this fun adventure! We enjoyed a morning of tandem kayaking with a group of folks who had different levels of experience. The instructor did a great job ensuring everyone's safety and sharing facts about the island and wild life. I would highly recommend this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We went on a kayak trip on September 8. Our guide was Jake, who was a certified Maine Guide. This tour company was very organized. They take out groups of 12 people, in 6 tandem sea kayaks, plus the guide. The kayaks have peddles for steering, which makes them much easier to maneuver. After everyone checked in, Jake took us... More 

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