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Address: 200 Main St., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1825
Phone Number: +1 207-610-2970
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Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for area...

Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals for area lakes, private tours, and SUP yoga classes. 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 taught by experienced certified instructors. Due to the small group nature of our program offerings, please note our strict 24 hour cancellation policy.

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Amazing experience

Terry was fantastic. His expertise and clear instruction helped us learn quickly to stay afloat, get back on the board, use the paddle properly and learn some techniques so we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Terry was fantastic. His expertise and clear instruction helped us learn quickly to stay afloat, get back on the board, use the paddle properly and learn some techniques so we can pursue this sport at home. Definitely ask for Terry. Lake Echo is gorgeous andthat was wonderful too. We even got some great restaurant reviews too! I would highly recommend... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have thought about trying SUP for some time, but never had a good chance to try. I got that chance on this trip and was thrilled. I admit to feeling a bit nervous at the beginning, but was quickly put at ease by Chris (owner/instructor). He was very knowledgeable and patient. I am looking forward to getting up again.

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Thank Henry D
Williamsville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really an outdoors type of person but have seen paddle boarding before and wanted to try it. The group rates here are quite affordable compared to other towns I've been to. The lesson was out on a very calm lake so I didn't have to worry about the ocean waves and currents. Chris was awesome and very patient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time paddling on Lake Echo. Chris was informative showed us some paddling techniques and we were off on this beautiful Maine morning.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last week my husband and I joined two others for an afternoon lesson on Echo Lake with our instructor, Terry. It was a beautiful day and we learned a lot about stand-up paddling with a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. Great fun putting new skills to work and maneuvering around with lots of encouragement and support. Loved it & only wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife visited Acadia few days back. We wanted to try out water adventures and came across Acadia Stand up paddle boarding through TripAdvisor. The fee for couple was very reasonable. We had instructor named Chris who was very friendly and informative. The long lake where we had our paddle boarding session is awesome place to be. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My cousin and I visited Maine for a short period of time and wanted to do a land and water adventure. Land was covered by the national park. Acadia SUP was just what we needed for the water portion. We had a personal tour guide/SUP instructor who brought us to Somes Sound Chris our instructor taught me the proper way... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was my teenaged daughter's second time SUP and my husband's first. They went to Frenchman Bay in the early afternoon. The instructor was great - thorough, friendly and encouraging. The group size of 6 was perfect. The fee is very reasonable and includes everything - life jacket, wet suit and board. Would definitely recommend.

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New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I was a little apprehensive about trying SUP but my 26 year old daughter encouraged me to do it together. It was a blast. Our instructor Terry was awesome, very patient and thorough. We had a beautiful afternoon on Echo Lake. I was able to stand up and not fall in the lake for 2 hours! Don't let your age... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Have never tried SUP before but the instructor was great. Good instruction before getting on the water and during. Very patient and very knowledgeable. Had been very apprehensive of having our first lesson be on the ocean instead of the lake (lake class was full). But they chose a very calm fiord, and the conditions couldn't have been more perfect.... More 

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