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Maine State Sea Kayak

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Address: 254 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Phone Number: 207 244-9500
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Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of...

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...

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Great way to see another side of Mount Desert Island

This was my second time Kayaking with this group in Southwest Harbor, and it was just as much fun as the first time. We had an extraordinarily calm day of sunshine. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day for our kayak trip, weather-wise; clear, a little warm. Our guide was excellent, and getting out on the water was s nice break from hiking and driving. Unfortunately it was my first time out in a kayak; I was paired with someone else because the trip was full and our group was an odd number,... More 

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Edison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was my second time Kayaking with this group in Southwest Harbor, and it was just as much fun as the first time. We had an extraordinarily calm day of sunshine. Our guide was was entertaining - as long as you like a few corny jokes and puns. I strongly recommend this for anyone who enjoys seeing some wildlife close... More 

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Swansea, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We took a tour with 4 other people at the end of September. Our guide and all of the other staff members were wonderful! We were in a small group on a calm day, and our guide was very excited to take us out to see the area. The trip lasted about 4 hours. We are beginners and didn't find... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My wife and I, plus another couple booked the 10:00 Kayak tour. Jake was our guide and we had a full group of 12. They provide all the necessary gear and Jake took time to review.(a lot of explaining before 10:00 - so you get plenty of time on the water). After a 10 minute van ride and another 10... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Sea kayaking at it's best! Even for novices with some balance issues, the guide made us feel comfortable and confident. We were thrilled to see eagle, osprey and even a harbor seal. Ask for the Barlett Island tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

As a family, we wanted a new adventure during our vacation in Maine. Included in the AAA travel book was the Maine State Sea Kayak. We booked a trip and had a wonderful time. Our guide was experienced, informative, obviously enjoyed what he was doing, and patient. Our group of 12 ranged from some with prior experience to most of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Someone we ran across in our travels recommended Maine State Sea Kayaks and I'm so glad they did! We had a really fun afternoon trip with a small group of ten. Our guide was very friendly and answered tons of questions about the area, and also taught us a lot about the islands we passed. We were able to see... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

From the moment I arrived at Maine State Sea Kayak in Southwest Harbor, I felt welcomed and special. I had the morning tour with Registered Maine Sea Kayak guide, Corky Potter. He personally welcomed me, Joel at the desk welcomed me, and so did Brad. The office was clean, neat, and had bio's of the guides on the wall, clean... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We decided to take a break from hiking and biking and booked a kayak tour. This group is so professional and informative providing everything you need for your trip. We really had a great time kayaking Seal Cove and our guide Adam was great! Highly recommend!

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a great trip!!! Adam was our guide he was nice and very knowledgable of the area!! It was a beautiful day and he made it feel very personalized and comfortable. The quiet side of the harbor was nice and had great views!!

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