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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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Highlight of our trip!

So far, best kayak trip that we've ever done. Our guide, Fletcher, is a registered Maine guide... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Just Perfect

Spent a great day on "the quiet side" of Mt Desert kayaking 6 nautical miles. Brian was the perfect... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quiet side” (31 reviews)
“harbor seals” (35 reviews)
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39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 800-347-0940
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

So far, best kayak trip that we've ever done. Our guide, Fletcher, is a registered Maine guide (which is a big deal), so he was very qualified to take good care of us and answer all our questions. We saw seals, dolphins, eagles, osprey along...More

Thank dtnelsen
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

Spent a great day on "the quiet side" of Mt Desert kayaking 6 nautical miles. Brian was the perfect guide and pointed out seals, water fowl and islands as we paddled with the tide. Just perfect for our family

Thank samfam
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent company. Very safe. Very organized. Great staff. Beautiful scenery although wildlife can be a hit or miss.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Well worth your time. Perfect for people who appreciate the outdoor views of Maine. You don't have to be an avid Kayaker to enjoy this trip. The tour guide was very helpful, he took the time to explain and help gear up for the Kayak...More

Thank Gabe K
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Our family of four had a wonderful time taking the sunset kayak tour with National Park Sea Kayak. We saw two grey seals, a bald eagle, porpoises, harbor whales playing and so much more! Our guide, Brian, was a wealth of information and really made...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had Brian as our tour guide, and he was wonderful! I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it actually was - I was in a single kayak, and managed just fine. I do recommend following their instructions and bring a...More

Thank jloewny
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

We did the sunset tour one evening. I was worried that I would be miserably cold but I wasn't at all! The weather was great and you wear a waterproof skirt that keeps the water out of the kayak. It was in the 60s but...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Chris, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, helpful, professional and fun. No stone was left unturned. I left the tour feeling like they covered everything and we had a great time. I'm glad they did tandem kayaks because of my arm and back issues...More

1  Thank Sicard54
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We walked up last minute to inquire about the Kayaking Tour but it looked it was going to rain. The owner Robert said a couple just cancelled because it looked like rain, showed me the forecast and said he guarantees it won't rain, he said...More

2  Thank zclapham
Robert S, Owner at National Park Sea Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

First, thank you for paddling with us during your visit to Acadia... Your Sea Kayak Guide was Fletcher Reed and thank you for the kind and thoughtful words you had for Fletch... Awesome wildlife sightings seem to be a common theme this year on many...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017

My family of four went on a morning kayak trip and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Scott was our guide and he was able to point out wildlife and land features that made the trip more interesting. We were fortunate to see porpoises, seals and a bald...More

1  Thank Frank B
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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
July 29, 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
All our paddle are equal... am, pm or sunset... We conduct our tours on the remote west side of Acadia... Wildlife is 24/7, so there is no best time... Everyone deserves a nice paddle...