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Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding

200 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1741
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Awesome SUP experience !!

Went out for a paddle in the harbor with Chris and Curtis this morning. They were incredibly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine M
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Great time

Signed up for a group session but was only participant as early in the season. We got to go further... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David K
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Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers guided trips, instruction, rentals, SUP yoga, and SUP Fishing tours on the beautiful lakes and calm bays of Mount Desert Island. Located in downtown Bar Harbor our retail store offers a wide variety of paddle boards for sale as well as beach lifestyle accessories. All our programs are led by certified professional instructors. Due to the small group nature of our program offerings, please note our strict 24 hour cancellation policy.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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200 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for a paddle in the harbor with Chris and Curtis this morning. They were incredibly professional and knowledgeable about about the area. Excellent paddle instruction, quality equipment and a fun time had by all!! Definitely a highlight of our trip.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Signed up for a group session but was only participant as early in the season. We got to go further than normal cause we were cruising. I was worried about cold water and temp but Chris was right that wetsuit was enough. I even got...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We had an amazing time learning how to SUP on the lake with Chris. He was very helpful in teaching us the proper way to paddle, turn, etc. My daughter and I still talk about how fun this was! We plan to do more SUP...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had an amazing experience with Chris as our guide paddle boarding on the ocean. He has precise, easy to remember instruction and authentic energy. We were lucky to witness some porpoises as well! Definitely hit up Acadia SUP if you are...More

Thank g4peace
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Instructor Chris was patient with my fears and lack of ability. He had tons of great tricks and trips for the group, I learned a lot. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Had a lot of fun with our instructor Wendy out on Echo Lake. Not as easy as it looks (especially for someone like me with no balance) but it was still a lot of fun. Wendy let everyone go at their own pace and was...More

Thank Keith A
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

The people here are super nice. Easy process. We rented two paddleboards for a half day. The woman working in the morning helped us load and unload them from our roof and gave us some good tips to launch from some lesser known points. All...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

My sister and I had a two hour guided ocean tour with Chris. He was very knowledgeable and patient in teaching us a number of additional strokes and maneuvers. The area is also absolutely breathtaking. The water was crystal clear and we even saw a...More

Thank Cornelia C
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Our experience with Acadia SUP was great. My husband and I took our first standup paddle boarding lesson with one of their instructors, Curtis. When we called for a reservation for the class, Curtis made sure to take down our height and weight, so that...More

Thank Jialan S
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

My wife and I had a private 2 hour SUP lesson with Terry on Long Pond and it was a blast! It was our first time and Terry was an excellent teacher -- very knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He kept the session light and entertaining...More

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