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Maine State Sea Kayak

254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
+1 207-244-9500
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Highlight of our trip to Acadia National Park!

My wife and I booked a Sea Kayak tour during our stay trip to Acadia National Park. Our guide Owen... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2016
Jordan C
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Saginaw, Michigan
Wonderful tour of the Acadia seashore with a great tour guide.

Our 3.5 hour trip along the Acadia seashore was one of the highlights of our stay. Caity was a... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2016
bsukumaran
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Sewell, New Jersey
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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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254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

My wife and I booked a Sea Kayak tour during our stay trip to Acadia National Park. Our guide Owen, was awesome. He knew so much about the island geography, history, and even shared insights on where to eat. We saw Harbor Seals and stopped...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Our 3.5 hour trip along the Acadia seashore was one of the highlights of our stay. Caity was a wonderful and patient tour guide. She made sure the group stayed together and provided information on all the birds and mammals we saw along the way.

Thank bsukumaran
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This was an special day for my family. Met an awesome family from MN (hi friends, this review for you😊). Joel was an amazing guide. We saw a lot of wildlife and he was so knowledgeable about everything around a us and more.

Thank Robin W
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Great tour of the shoreline of Acadia. We were able to spot multiple Eagles, Porpoises, and Seals. They have multiple times the tours leave. We went on the 10 AM tour but they have an early morning and a evening tour. The group was made...More

Thank MarkLLombardi
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We went out for the 2-6pm paddle and it was fabulous. We were fortunate for the oddly warm summer day and the cold, clear water felt amazing. Easy paddle from Seal Cove, past Bartlett Island and into Pretty Marsh harbor...saw Osprey, seal, porpoises...my 11 year...More

Thank akantrow2
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Best kayak trip have been on. Chris was an excellent guide and we saw a large variety of wildlife. Best of all it was tranquil and relaxing. A real get away !

Thank JazzLover99
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We were four children and four adults out on a sunset kayaking trip with our guide, Olivia, and one other couple. I believe I speak for all of us when I say that the whole experience was spectacular!! Olivia was a fantastic guide - full...More

Thank Lizzievc
Brad J, Manager at Maine State Sea Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Thank you for this review, our 6-9 Sunset takes place on the west side of MDI, a logical choice as the sun sets on the west side! Olivia truly is an incredible addition to our team. Her enthusiasm for everything natural, especially seaweed (which i'm...More

Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We went out on the 4pm-8pm, 6.5- mile tour with a group of 11 people, launching near Bartlett Island and ending at Clark Cove. Our guide, Brad, was fantastic. He has an uncanny and super human ability to spot wildlife from a quarter mile away....More

Thank Erin R
Brad J, Manager at Maine State Sea Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

Thank you for this review Erin, we are so fortunate to paddle truly special routes with wonderful people like you! This was a great excursion, and it reminds me of how blessed I am to be able to share the wildlife and beautiful sights with...More

Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Took my 14 year old daughter and we had a blast! Felt super safe and everyone we encountered at the shop was super friendly. They provided a dry bag, sunscreen and water shoes which was awesome. Saw seals both on the rocks and in the...More

Thank vabeachgirl82
Brad J, Manager at Maine State Sea Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2016

So happy that you chose us as your outfitter, we're such a small company with a very large heart! We love taking families like yours on the water, keeping you safe and having fun! Please come again for another great adventure! -Mssk crew

Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about the willingness to go above and beyond so that our entire family could enjoy this experience. We had 3 children with us...ages 9, 10, and 13. None were old enough to kayak alone, so these guys sent an extra guide along...More

Thank Allison G
Brad J, Manager at Maine State Sea Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Allison, I really appreciate this feedback, I began guiding 6 years ago and ever since, my passion has been to say yes-and then figure out the logistics afterwards. Too often the easiest response of "no, we can't accommodate your party" is given- when logistically it...More

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ravtrav
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$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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