The Activity Shop

The Activity Shop, Blue Hill: Hours, Address, The Activity Shop Reviews: 5/5

The Activity Shop
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Activity Shop has made it easy to explore the beautiful waterways of the Blue Hill peninsula and Deer Isle for over 20 years. We rent kayaks, canoes, paddle boards (SUP), and bicycles. Founded in 1996, Chris and Amy are the third owners and proud to carry on the legacy of great customer service and creating family memories on the coast of Maine. #theactivityshop
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Alcyone C
Phoenix, Arizona, United States7 contributions
Most Excellent Adventure! (Sorry, showing my age channeling Bill and Ted). I wouldn't be surprised to learn that we have been using The Activity Shop as long as they have been in business. Chris et al are tops! Knowledgeable and accommodating, your kayaks (or other vessels) will arrive on time and where requested. The boats are in top condition, the pfd's sized to the wearer (make sure you let them know children and weights; adults large or small), and paddles are adjustable depending on how you want them to feather. It's hard not to find a family-run business on the Blue Hill Peninsula but this family-run business is top-notch. Very responsive with a quick return phone call when you contact them via email. Seeing the beautiful coast of Maine by water is a special treat and The Activity Shop gets you there! Thanks Chris and crew.
Written July 30, 2022
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Denise S
West Chester, PA19 contributions
Family
Excellent service, everything went perfectly! Called The Activity Shop a few weeks before our visit to the Trenton/Bar Harbor Maine area and Chris couldn’t have been more helpful. He organized our kayaks and paddle board rental, made suggestions, and delivered right to our rental property just before our arrival, ready for us to use immediately. All we had to do was leave them in the same spot where they left them and they picked up a week later when our vacation ended, and the prices were great too! Thanks for the great experience we thoroughly enjoyed kayaking around the narrows!
Written July 9, 2022
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Caroline M
Ellsworth, ME176 contributions
Family
We had teen grandchildren coming for a weekend and called The Activity Shop to see if we could rent two paddle boards. The owner was excellent, very helpful and explained everything. The boards, paddles and life preservers were delivered by a friendly young lady and placed exactly where we requested. The teens and young adults enjoyed them immensely. All was picked up by another friendly young gentleman on the scheduled day.
A delightful experience and I strongly recommend the Activity Shop and will use again.
Written August 21, 2021
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Liz M
Pelham, NY2 contributions
Wonderful rental experience! Kayaks were delivered precisely on time, in great condition, with the correct number of life jackets for a large group. The paperwork was clearly explained and easy to complete. From the first email to the pick up of the kayaks at the end of the rental period, everything was smooth and easy. And what a delight to have our own kayaks during our stay! Thanks to a great team, Activity Shop!
Written August 11, 2021
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Nick
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We rented two stand up paddle boards for a week from the Activity Shop. From the initial phone call to the text confirmation that the paddle boards had been picked up at the end of the week the service was excellent, friendly, and helpful. I appreciate working with a great local small business, and like that the folks at the Activity Shop seem to be working together with other area businesses to support each other and create great experiences for visitors and residents. Thanks so much!!!
Written July 21, 2021
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Jie K
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I found The Activity Shop online while planning for a family vacation at a coastal cottage in Brooklin. I was able to speak with both the manager and owner over the course of several days, and they helped me decide not just on gear to rent, but places we could paddle and advice on how to handle the boats on the water. In all our interactions, the people at The Activity Shop were friendly, professional, knowledgable, and very helpful.

We ended up renting 4 kayaks (2 standard, 1 'advanced', 1 tandem) for a full week. The boats, paddles, and PFDs were delivered and picked up on time at our cottage. Everything was in great condition, and having the boats at our disposal any time of day all week really helped make the family vacation special and memorable. The doorstep service made it effortless for us, and the advice helped us make the most of the gear. I'd highly recommend anyone spending time in the area to make this business a part of your planning!
Written July 2, 2021
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Judith P
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Amazing drop off and pick up service, we got a 2 seater kayak which was excellent, but when we wanted to change it for a stand-up paddleboard they were extremely flexible and exchanged it no questions asked for another excellent paddleboard. Chris was amazing, and very friendly and helpful. The SUP and they Kayak added so much to our trip to Blue Hill!
Written August 1, 2020
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Thank you! We are so glad that we were able to swap some gear for you! We hope you enjoyed your time on the water!
Written September 1, 2020
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Patricia C
Bethlehem, PA4 contributions
Family
The Activity Shop was incredibly flexible with our needs for our week long visit. The staff went above and beyond in providing information and making sure we had the best experience. Would 100% use them again.
Written June 28, 2021
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Doug A
New York City, NY3 contributions
Amy, Cosmos, et al. at Activity Shop were super helpful and accommodating. We rented from them twice in a single week, both at the last minute and they were able work with us to make it work. We got a couple of canoes one day and a kayak with 2 paddle boards another day. Activity Shop helped to make our Maine vacation very memorable. Highly recommended.
Written August 25, 2021
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peterkn2017
Oxford, UK1 contribution
Excellent service, great people! We rented sea kayaks for a 3-day trip from the shop. Staff member Cosmos was super knowledgeable, helping us plan the trip, gave us a laminated chart and provided us with a lot of fascinating info about the local fauna and water conditions. You're in great hands with these folks! We're hoping to come back soon for a longer trip.
Written August 13, 2020
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Thanks again for a great review! We can't wait to outfit you for the next trip!
Written September 1, 2020
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