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Address: 39 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: 1-800-347-0940
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Ecological Sea Kayak trips on the remote West Side of Acadia...Half day (4...

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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Great First Time Sea Kayaking Experience

I had never done this before, but our sunset trip on 7/22 from 6 to 9 with Fletcher was awesome. We went out with 6 double kayaks. My husband had kayaked before, but I am not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had never done this before, but our sunset trip on 7/22 from 6 to 9 with Fletcher was awesome. We went out with 6 double kayaks. My husband had kayaked before, but I am not a big water activity fan. I really enjoyed everything: sunset, scenery, wildlife and Fletcher's ongoing dialogue about kayaking, Maine and other outdoor activities. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guide (Brian I believe) was wonderful. We felt totally safe and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. He did great finding lots of wildlife so we saw bald eagles, porpoises, cool birds (whose names I forget), and a merganser (type of duck) with her babies. We went on the sunset cruise and the trip was timed perfectly to... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't compare to the competition, but we saw the positive reviews and booked a tour while on our family vacation. It ended up being one of our favorite memories this year! Scott was our guide. We had maybe 5 kayaks that went out with us the morning we booked. It was nice meeting folks from various parts of the world.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience with this group. Our guide Brian was knowledgeable about the local and wildlife, passionate, and a great overall leader making everyone comfortable with our outing. This is the only tour to the quiet side of MDI and totally worth the van ride as we so almost no boats or other people, truly amazing. Saw small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joel was very informative. Saw some seals, starfish, Eagles. Nice pace. Very relaxing. Had day was enough time to get a feel for things. Nice to be on west/quiet side of the island.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

JoeL was a great guide. He had 6 2 man kayaks plus his own on the tour. He kept us all together and shared some great info on the local animals. He took us to see seals, ma you birds, and a bald eagle nest that had a rare siting of mom, dad and baby. The weather was perfect and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our sunset kayaking tour around Bartlett Cove. It was quiet, the water calm and the views beautiful. Shandie was our tour guide, she was fun and shared great information. We paused along the shoreline to look at and touch sea urchins and starfish. Would recommend this outfitter for anyone looking to do a kayaking trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We definitely recommend these tours. We've been on a number of different kayak tours in Maine and elsewhere. This was the best we've been on. Our guide, Mark, was excellent - really engaging and helpful. We saw lots of seals and a couple of eagles. Until some strong winds hit at the end, the trip was very relaxing and fun!... More 

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Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review... We hope you enjoyed the other wonders of Acadia as well... Travel safe and we hope to see you again next year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family truly enjoyed our morning kayak tour on Wednesday, July 6th! Our teenager was not too excited about kayaking so early in the morning but after such a positive experience, he is anxious to do it again! It was better than any of us had anticipated. Our guide, Fletcher, was terrific. He has a great demeanor, explained the dynamics... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 1-5 tour. Our two kids, ages 11 and 8, were on the trip with us. We throughly enjoyed our time on the water!! Fletcher was our guide and he was FANTASTIC!! He was very knowledgable and told us lots of great information about the area. We saw a seal pup, bald eagles, jelly fish, crabs, and an... More 

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