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Address: 185 Wentworth Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5507
Phone Number: 603-559-1000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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First time in a long time

I am a novice in a kayak and Portsmouth Kayak Adventures made it easy to rent and use a kayak. I had hoped to join a tour but the weekday morning tours had been discontinued due... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Britt M
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a novice in a kayak and Portsmouth Kayak Adventures made it easy to rent and use a kayak. I had hoped to join a tour but the weekday morning tours had been discontinued due to it being late in the season. Rochelle was super helpful and encouraged me to come by and give it a try solo. I... More 

Thank Britt M
Constantia, New York
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150 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is in a great location for stand up paddleboarding. My husband and I went for the morning and it was a great way to burn calories and have fun at the same time. I was a little wobbly at first, but then after a while I felt more at ease with the experience. We would definitely do this... More 

Thank Sarahe5682
Dunkirk, Maryland
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We are amature SUPers and enjoyed a great afternoon in the river. The spot just outside Portsmouth is beautiful and the staff is friendly and informative. Our boards were BICs (not my favorite) but were serviceable. They outfitted us with a map and were very helpful in giving us guidance. The river is stunning and a great spot to paddle.... More 

Thank lovesmaryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My boyfriend and I rented a kayak from these guys on August 14th. The reservation process was quick, staff friendly and kayaks pretty good. The only complaint I would have is that it took them 20 minutes to get me my kayak when I had arrived early, and took away from my kayak rental time-granted we didn't use the full... More 

Thank Natalie L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We called this morning for reservations for a 2pm kayak tour of New Castle Harbor. As advised, we arrived at 1:45pm to complete paperwork, but "someone" wrote our reservations for tomorrow instead of today. The staff attempted to make room for us to go on today's tour, but they explained that they were understaffed and busy w/ corporate and private... More 

Thank V C
Lincoln, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We rented for our family and had a great time. Owner and workers at the shop were great and very sociable. Only negative is they rent in two slots, 9am to 1PM and 1PM to 5PM. Would be nice if they were more flexible but guess it is easier for them to track everyone this way. You can rent within... More 

Thank Bridgenet
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We arrived late in the afternoon to Portsmouth Kayak Adventures and were able to take advantage of the "sunset" rental. We did not go on a tour but headed out in a double kayak ourselves with a map and directions as to where to find an active eagle nest. The employees were certainly pleasant and accommodating. We found the eagles... More 

Thank Margo H
North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I did the guided tour Monday morning. It was so much fun! We had 3 guides. They were very knowledgable about the area, the wildlife, the waterways/currents etc. We got out on a small island and took in the views. We are faster kayakers so we got back near our starting point a little early so we... More 

Thank pbfues
Andover, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've rented kayaks and launched from here several times and it has become one of my favourite places to do so. The harbor is enclosed so waves and current are not a factor, there is plenty of nature to be found including a bald eagle mom in her nest if you go at the right time. If your more into... More 

Thank Yvette B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Arrived with a friend for the 10 am tour. I've kayaked before, my friend hasn't. Check in with an unenthusiastic young lady. Told to wait out back for the tour. Bathroom facility is a port a potty. We joined a group of about 15 people. Tide was low so the launch area was rocky, on an incline. Was eventually pointed... More 

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