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Address: 39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
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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Perfect ending!

Perfect way to end our trip in Bar Harbor with friends. Our guide Joel made the trip stress free and fun! Wonderful trip mid day in September! Things we saw - seals, loons, bald... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect way to end our trip in Bar Harbor with friends. Our guide Joel made the trip stress free and fun! Wonderful trip mid day in September! Things we saw - seals, loons, bald eagle, and a starfish! What they provide- safety equipment, training, water shoes, and rain jackets

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous time on the water with our group and guide, Joel. It is a "can't miss" activity in Bar Harbor. Beautiful scenery - seals, loons, bald eagles, sea starfish...it was absolutely perfect! When you book your trip, ask for Joel!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited the store just to inquire about the types of trips they offered. They were so helpful and enthusiastic, I signed up although it was just me going. They gave a good tutorial on kayaking and safety before driving us over to the ‘scenic’ side of the island, which I had been to the day before. Our guide... More 

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Columbus, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed because they drove us all the way over to the west side, about 35 min, and put out in the ocean and then decided it was too rough to go kayaking. I greatly appreciate their concern for safety and it was the right decision to cancel the kayaking. BUT there has to be a way to... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This company takes you away from all the bustle to the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, the western side. Great instruction and guiding. They plan the trip based on wind, weather and tide to ensure a successful outing. Paddled about 5 miles round trip. Surprised we did not see more than 1 seal. We made a quick stop to... More 

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indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was just what we wanted. Our guide Scott provided information about area and wildlife. We started south at seal cove and went north 6 miles, with a break for about 20 min. on a sandbar. Our group was 6 tandem and a leisurely pace. We researched the different outfits and their tour route. We wanted to see undeveloped seashore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group from work as a team building fun thing. Was amazed at the places we went to and impressed by the guides knowledge and ability to educate beginners. Fun!

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Denver, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Scott was really great. We did about 6 miles at an easy pace and we had all ages in our group of 12 on 6 boats. We saw an osprey catch a fish and struggle with it in the air, 2 porpoise and a seal in the same frame (about 10 yards from each other), a bald eagle,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour was fantastic! Perfect guide (Mark), distance and route. However, the drive to and from was an absolute nightmare...like a high speed roller coaster ride. I had to ask our driver to slow down. He was driving 5 to 10 PMH over the speed limit in the dark in an old 12 passenger van towing 7 kayaks. After a beautiful,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time kayaking in the ocean and I found it quite enjoyable. It was a lot of paddling but it was a nice, steady pace and the current wasn't too bad at all. Our guide Mark was very helpful and knowledgeable. He pointed out all different kinds of birds and sea animals. We saw everything from a... More 

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