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National Park Sea Kayak Tours

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Bar Harbor, ME, USA
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About National Park Sea Kayak Tours
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"... Top Rated on Trip Advisor. Great Wildlife Sightings (Harbor Seal, Porpoise, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Loon, other Sea Birds. Locally owned and operated since 1993. Professional Sea Kayak Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation. Beginners welcome.
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Avi Bodek wrote a review Sep 12
Rochester, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
Me, my mom, and my sister; along with a multitude of couples were paired with a very funny, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable guide named Isaiah. He showed us the basics of kayaking in a clear and concise way, and also told us how it is a surefire way to see if a couple will stay together or not (just kidding, sorta). Paddling along the coast with my mother was a great way to experience the scenery and wildlife. We got to see some seals up close as well as eagles and ospreys. We were provided with dry bags that are well secured to the boat in case you need a snack or drink. Since you will be out for a while, this is advised. You will get a little wet, but the kayaks will not tip over (unless you absolutely try to), Don't worry too much about getting tired, because there are plenty of opportunities to just listen to the waves and gaze at the horizon. All in all, a great experience that made me feel closer to nature in a way that was very different from a hike up the mountains, helping me take in the grandeur of the ocean.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Responded 1 week ago
A big thank you for taking the time to write a heart felt review of your experience with National Park Sea Kayak during your September, 2020 visit to Acadia... We are very happy that your guide Isaiah made the trip fun and informative and yes the Seals, Osprey and Eagles are nice wildlife sightings... Please travel safe and visit us again... National Park Sea Kayak Tours, 29 years in business and counting...
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Papa Bear wrote a review Sep 12
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This was our first time Kayak Tours. We enjoyed sunset tours. They are knowledgeable and professional. And beautiful scenery.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Responded 1 week ago
Yes, Sunset Kayak Tours are a great time of the day to experience the Maine Coast! Thank you for taking the time to write about your Kayak Trip with us... We hope you are now "hooked" on SEA KAYAKING! Again, thanks for choosing National Park Sea Kayak Tours...
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Senior Traveler wrote a review Sep 9
Avon, Connecticut1 contribution
We had a great kayaking trip. We saw eagles, ospray, and seals. We also saw the beautiful Bartle’s Narrows and Western Bay on our half day trip. If you enjoy kayaking, this is a wonderful trip. When we returned from our trip, one of the shuttle drivers gave us a map of the carriage trails to make our bicycling trip easier.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your experience with us... We hope that your kayak trip was a highlight during your visit to Acadia... Again, we are very happy you enjoyed your paddle on the wonderful remote West Side of Acadia...
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Edward S wrote a review Sep 3
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Maine's Covid19 requires you to quarantine for 14 days even though the CDC does NOT recommend that any longer. It allows you to exercise in the outdoors as long as you are not in crowded public areas. Even with the fact that we have followed their State requirements the lady at the reservation desk obviously did not want us to come within 20 miles of her or their business. There is no room for your personal fears to dictate how you treat customers. I guess we should all just wait for not just a vaccination, but, a "Cure" before scheduling a tour with this company!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Responded 2 weeks ago
The health, safety and well being of our customers, staff and community requires us to be diligent and follow the “Keep Maine Healthy Plan”. If you are not familiar with this plan, please google it and look it up. I’m not sure linking is allowed on tripadvisor. Maine has one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 for good reason, we care and adhere to the plan. This may not please some, but most are thankful that we follow the rules and guidelines.
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Anyuta02 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Really enjoyed our 3 hr kayak tour - the guide was very knowledgeable and with good sense of humor. Beautiful scenery (spotted a bold eagle!) plus perfect weather all made it for a great trip. Highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you had great kayak trip!
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