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Maine Sport Outfitters

Rockport, ME, USA
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About Maine Sport Outfitters
Maine Sport Outfitters is committed to providing quality products, exceptional service and dynamic programs that inspire a lifelong passion for the outdoors through experience, education and outreach. With 35,000 square feet of great products spread over three floors in our Rockport, Maine location and even more gear in our satellite store in Camden, Maine, Maine Sport Outfitters offers something for everyone. We facilitate guided trips and tours both on land and on water and offer a wide variety of professional development courses, such as Maine Guide training and team building workshops. Maine Sport Outfitters also oversees the Maine Island Lodge on Muscongus Bay. This westerly facing lodge has access to some of the best paddling on the coast and has all the amenities to make your island experience a memorable one. This “off-the-grid” island lodge comes complete with accommodations for up to 12 guests, bedding, meals, hot showers and significant shore frontage for exploring.
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Serena G wrote a review Aug 2020
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For a beginner's level with kayaking, I thought that the experience could've gone a little more swiftly. It was a beautiful view overlooking the Bay and the lighthouse with all the boats around it. However, I didn't like how the docking area was small and by a bunch of boats both big and small that you had to manuever and make sure you were not going to get hit! The tour guide Bill was very friendly and tried to have everyone keep up but I think it would've been nice having a second guide to help you along when the waves were really picking up by the lighthouse area. I love kayaking but I think is better in calm waters vs. a Bay or ocean with a lot of waves. It wasn't a very relaxing experience but more of a workout. Also it would be nice if it was more clear where the docking area was as it's confusing thinking it's at the store vs. at the Camden Harbor.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lori B wrote a review Aug 2020
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So disappointing when you show up for your kayaking tour, sign in, told to be back 15 minutes before tour will begin, grab a quick lunch, go back with 5 minutes to spare, wait...wait some more...and then told that they canceled the tour because rain is in the forecast...btw, it never rained!! We had cut our hike short, gulped our food down, rushed over, only to be told kayaking wasn’t going to happen...not very professional.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lana M wrote a review Aug 2020
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My husband and I chose the Camden Harbor tour hoping for scenery and some exercise. What a great way to do both. Our tour guide was Cameron. He clearly and thoroughly Went over all these safety and kayak instruction without making it half the tour. We were concerned that the safety and kayak instruction would take up half the tour as another reviewer said as much, but that was absolutely NOT the case. We still had plenty of time on the water. Cameron was the perfect guide for us. He was laid back, yet watchful of his tourists and mindful of nature. It was nice to be out there with such a knowledgeable guide and not have to worry about boat traffic or where to go. He had it all under relaxing control. We were lucky enough to see a harbor seal as well as a majestic bald eagle! The landscape is just beautiful. Setting up the tour was a breeze. We did it all on the phone and online. We can’t recommend this tour enough and Cameron is the man. We like it so much we went back and rented lake kayaks on the lake. Again, easy set up, they helped us to put the equipment on the car and we were off. We didn’t feel the need for a guide in the Lake. We didn’t see any out there either. No need. I will say that we rented the kayaks last minute so we had no choice but to rent the tandem ocean kayak. Just know that if that is what you are renting they are heavy to get up in your roof. I recommend putting it on your car when you rent it without their help to make sure you can do it when you’re out on your own. Excellent place to do all of the above.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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donlbe wrote a review Sep 2019
berkeley, ca1 contribution
Ross was our guide. He was fantastic, especially given the rough conditions and the relative inexperience of some of the paddlers. He safely navigated us to Camden and was friendly and entertaining.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SamanthaBatson, Public Relations Manager at Maine Sport Outfitters
Responded Sep 25, 2019
Thanks so much for the 5-star review, donlbe! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your kayaking experience with Maine Sport and guide Ross. We hope you'll join us again in the future, whether that be for a shopping trip at our Rockport or Camden stores, or for another guided trip. Stay adventurous, friend!
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Joe and Ryann S wrote a review Sep 2019
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Enjoyed being out on the water with a very interesting and capable guide. As we had padding experience this was a bit slow for us, but still an enjoyable way to see the Camden harbor.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from SamanthaBatson, Public Relations Manager at Maine Sport Outfitters
Responded Sep 19, 2019
Thanks so much for the 4-star review, Joe and Ryann S! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your kayaking experience with Maine Sport and hope you'll join us again in the future. We offer a variety of kayaking experiences including our 2-hour Camden Harbor tours as well as two and three-day overnight excursions along the beautiful coast of Maine. Stay adventurous, friends!
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