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Maine State Sea Kayak

254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
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Best part of our Acadia trip

During a two day Father's Day weekend trip to Acadia, my husband and two teens decided last minute... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
newtonmum
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boston, ma
20 years in the making

We have been coming to Mt Desert for 20+ years and I have wanted to try Sea Kayaking. My sister... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nancy R
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Mechanic Falls, United States
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Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation... Recommended by National Geographic Adventure and Travel & Leisure Magazines... Locally owned/operated since 2000...Open late May-September... Beginners Welcome...We truly love what we do!
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“bald eagles” (23 reviews)
“harbor seals” (33 reviews)
“saw seals” (20 reviews)
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254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
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"great trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During a two day Father's Day weekend trip to Acadia, my husband and two teens decided last minute to do a sea kayak tours. I called two outfits in Bar Harbor, this was the third place that I finally chose. Best decision ever. it's in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been coming to Mt Desert for 20+ years and I have wanted to try Sea Kayaking. My sister came to visit this year and I decided this is the year. The staff at Maine State Kayaking in Southwest Harbor is amazing..from the land...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the 4-hour tour with Travis with our two children (ages 9 and 12). Transportation between their location and the start/end of the tour was provided in a comfortable van. All gear (kayaks, paddles, PFDs, wet bags, etc.) was in excellent shape. The best...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I have been coming to Maine for 24 years and Maine State Sea Kayak was our first guided kayak trip. We have rented kayaks ourselves and I am not sure why we waited for so long for a guided trip. Travis was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just returned from a trip to Mount Desert Island and absolutely loved our sea kayak tour with Travis of Maine State Sea Kayak. No one in our group had ever done any sea kayaking before, and Travis was very patient and informative in teaching...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a fun morning exploring the waters outside Barrett Island. A bald eagle flew overhead almost immediately. Beautiful!!! Saw lots of birds -Kevin was a great guide - identifying all of the wild life. Enjoyable way to see MDI!

1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a great trip with Maine State Sea Kayak! Our guide, Brad, was welcoming and very flexible in adjusting to the skill level of the group. Brad was even kind enough to collect a jumper that my boyfriend had left at...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I signed up for a morning tour and were really lucky as there were no other people signed up and we got a "private" tour. Travis was our guide and it was obvious that he is very passionate about what he's doing....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Our guide was excellent! Kevin was knowledgeable of the area and the wildlife there. We saw a bald eagle within minutes of launching and midway were serenaded by loons. A half day trip is truly 4 hours of paddling - a great value and lots...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

A great afternoon of kayaking with Travis as our guide! After seeing seals, bald headed eagles and other wildlife, our trip was capped off by a spectacular sunset!!

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dudemom1
September 15, 2017|
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Response from pkhamburg | Reviewed this property |
we are 67 and active, the guide will pace the group as needed, finished easily in the four hours.
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ravtrav
May 24, 2015|
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Response from Brad J |
$44/per person off season, $48 busy season. Our trips are all half day (4 hours) running on the west side of MDI (Mount Dessert Island). Please give us a call at (207) 244-9500 with any additional questions!
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