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National Park Sea Kayak Tours

39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 800-347-0940
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Excellent expereince and guide

My son and I are experienced kayakers, but still found this experience very enjoyable as our guide... read more

Reviewed yesterday
TravelBuddyMelissa
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Tomah, Wisconsin
Amazing!

My husband, two sons (ages 12.5 and 15) and I enjoyed our kayaking tour so much!! We had no... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
supermomof2guys
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4 hours)AM, PM & Sunset. 2.5-3 hours on-the-water.. Acadia's Highest Rated kayak Outfitter. Great Wildlife Sightings. locally owned and operated since 1993. Professional Sea Kayak Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation. Beginners welcome.
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39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
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+1 800-347-0940
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Reviewed yesterday

My son and I are experienced kayakers, but still found this experience very enjoyable as our guide Owen took the time to be personable with everyone and share more than just info about the trip. We learned a great deal from him about the unique...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband, two sons (ages 12.5 and 15) and I enjoyed our kayaking tour so much!! We had no experience kayaking, but our tour guide, Fletcher, was very patient and gave great instructions. He also gave a great history and environmental lesson of the area...More

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Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are very happy you had such an Amazing Kayak Tour! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review... The remote West Side of Acadia offers great opportunities for wildlife and that "off the beaten path" experience many folks seek... National Park...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband, my two boys, and I had the best time. Our guide, Owen, was very knowledgeable and fun! We saw bald eagles and seals. This was one of our favorite activities... We kayaked about 7 miles and the views were breathing. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ended up kayaking about 7 miles during the sunset tour. We saw harbor seals, harbor porpoises, a bald eagle, and an osprey. It was full of wildlife and our guide Fletcher was great; he was a really friendly and approachable guy and knowledgeable guide....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The people and equipment were great, so I have no complaints there. We did the 1:00 - 5:00 trip, and it was more work than I wanted. There was not a lot of stopping or exploring. Mostly just a lot of paddling following the guide....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Bar Harbor for several days and decided to add a kayak tour to our plans after we arrived. We visited National Park Kayak Tours and they were very helpful while advising us of various options they offer. They were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had never been kayaking before, so we were quite nervous to begin this trip. First, the shop was a very short walk from our inn. It was a chillier morning so we had on nylon pants, water shoes, and a quick...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was awesome. She really made the tour fun. The west side of the island was calm and peaceful (a great break from the bustle on the east side). Plus we got to see some wildlife (seals, starfish, loons). Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really weren’t quite sure what to expect. That was definitely part of the adventure so we won’t spoil the surprises in store. We will tell you that this tour company runs a very tight ship. We felt absolute confidence with our tour guide Brian....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joel was a fantastic guide--very knowledgeable and experienced. I tried to stay close to him to get as much information as possible. We saw a few seals, guillemots, and several cormorants. Caught a glimpse of an eagle. They put a lot of thought into where...More

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OhioParrotfish
March 4, 2018|
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Response from PRNap | Reviewed this property |
No, there are not restrooms available. The break is on a peaceful secluded island
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HYCL
August 6, 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
The answer is no... We will be out on the water around sunset and it stays light (civil twilight) about 30-40 minutes after sunset... It may be dark after we return to Bar Harbor from the van shuttle... Have a great... More
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