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Address: 39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
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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 Tour & Guide

I took this kayak tour on July 15. The tour is very well organized and the guides are knowledgeable about the park and the local environment generally. We saw many sea lions and... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2014
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31 reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took this kayak tour on July 15. The tour is very well organized and the guides are knowledgeable about the park and the local environment generally. We saw many sea lions and star fish. We spent about 3 hours on the water and traveled a little over 6 miles. The pace was comfortable and we took a short break... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was a great excursion! I'm so glad that I booked through this company. Everyone there is so friendly and down-to-earth. Fletcher was our guide, and he was awesome -- friendly, entertaining and very knowledgeable! You get an introduction to the kayak, safety tips, life vests, dry bags, and then head out for about a 20 minute to the departure... More 

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Awesome guide, fun and educational trip. Well worth the cost to get a special and informed perspective of the beauty of MDI and Acadia. This was my very first time kayaking and we had a very safe, well-paced and impactful experience.

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Hogansburg
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Novice, or some experience, this is a great way to seek the western side of the island. Guides are great, very knowledgeable and great instructors. Price is great, the tour was 4 hours and traveled about 6.5 miles. Will definitely do it again.

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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had a great guide that made this afternoon excursion awesome!! Not only did he share information about the aquatic habitat but he was very knowledgeable about the history and geological makeup of the island

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time kayaking on open water around the western part of the island. The guide, Fletcher, was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We saw tons of seals and birds, including a fledgling bald eagle and its nest. We really enjoyed the trip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in on a cold and rainy day to inquire about tours. Robert answered all our questions about kayaking and gave us a ton of info about things to do in Bar Harbor and Acadia. We did the actual sea kayaking a couple days later. There is a van ride to the beginning of thekayaking, but Fletcher made it... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I were in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island (MDI) for a week, and included a sea kayak tour in our fun. National Park Sea Kayak Tours did an excellent job. The guide (Lou) really knew kayaks, knew how to guide a trip, was mindful of all the guests and their abilities and limitations, and was a... More 

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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had a really great experience on this trip. It was a great way to get out on the water and see the wildlife (cormorants, seals, eagles, etc.). The trip was a great amount of time, we got to see a lot but were not totally fatigued when it was over. I highly recommend it!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Full Disclosure: I grew up on Mount Desert Island, so I'm not a typical tourist in this case. However, I have no business or personal relationship with National Park Kayak Tours. i live in NM now, and wanted to try sea kayaking with my wife and two grown boys. If you are visiting MDI, you really ought to get out... More 

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