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Castine Kayak Adventures

Castine, ME, USA
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Meganh47 wrote a review Oct 2020
Palo Alto, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
The bioluminescence was awesome! We saw it right away and for the entire tour. However, the tour itself was not great. It took 2 hours from the time the tour was suppose to start until we were in the water. True, we need instruction and to get outfitted, but I've been on many group kayaking tours before and it's never taken even half that time. We ended an hour past the time we were suppose to.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Oinky wrote a review Oct 2020
Edison71 contributions12 helpful votes
My group had debated all day whether to go kayak due to the weather. We decided to tough it out and so glad we did! After a little bit of rain during introductions, the water calmed down and we were able to have a wonderful calm kayak experience! Karen and Jon were wonderful. They provided plenty of tips and information about bioluminescence. I would highly recommend! I would suggest maybe some clear kayaks to make the experience even more memorable!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Joyce H wrote a review Aug 2020
Valparaiso, United States21 contributions22 helpful votes
Five of us ages 10-74 took the Bioluminescence Kayak tour in July, an experience of a lifetime. This is a night paddle out into Penobscot Bay to see the bioluminescent organisms that swirl up as you paddle. The return trip by ten o'clock was under a blanket of stars such as I haven't seen in years. The group was led by two knowledgeable guides, each in a kayak, who traveled among the group of about a dozen people, two people to a kayak. Dockside instruction began the tour with padding refresher instruction in the water; life jackets provided, of course. I would recommend this for people who have been in canoes or kayaks before, not a newbie since it becomes dark on the water. The paddling was brisk and about two hours, but not too strenuous since the water was flat. A bonus is the little town of Castine; be sure to go early to visit this beautiful town of colonial and nineteenth century homes and the fort and lighthouse. Kayak Adventures offers day trips and beginner instruction too. All worth the cost.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Chilidog907 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sintra Municipality, Portugal31 contributions23 helpful votes
The bioluminescence trip was fantastic. Not only did we get expert kayak instruction and a firm "safety first" approach, we also learned about the science of both ocean and astronomy. Did I mention the magic of a beautifully clear evening and the powerful forces of the ocean's microscopic life? Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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shealafemme wrote a review Oct 2019
Tucson, Arizona263 contributions12 helpful votes
I did the nighttime bioluminescent kayak outing and I had a blast. They did a great job teaching us how to kayak and making sure we were prepared and comfortable (both physically and mentally). Everyone seemed to love their jobs - and it showed. Wonderful staff, all super helpful and friendly. The excursion was great and I feel like I had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I would definitely kayak with Castine Kayak Adventures again; I would definitely do the bioluminescent outing again.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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