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“Fabulous Paddle”

Maine State Sea Kayak
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Southwest Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation... Recommended by National Geographic Adventure and Travel & Leisure Magazines... Locally owned/operated since 2000...Open late May-September... Beginners Welcome...
Moab
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous Paddle”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I left reserving a sea kayak trip near Acadia NP 'till the last minute in mid-August. Oops. Maine State Sea Kayak took our names for the waiting list for a trip the next day and as our Verizon cel did not work in rural Maine, contacted us my email when 2 spaces opened up on their sunset tour. All the staff were great and the route lovely-downwind on the prevailing southerlies through the Bartlett Narrows, about 6.5 miles. Leisurely pace with a beach stop to stretch and snack. The trip was suitable for all levels of experience. Lots of wildlife-osprey, eagle, seal, etc. Well organized, good equipment, friendly and knowledgeable staff. They even found the pocket knife I inadvertently dropped in the parking lot and offered to mail it to me. O yes, parking at the office. Highly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Amazing Kayak tour”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had an amazing kayak tour in Southwest Harbor. Our guide, Brad, was great and had an awesome sense of humor. He kept the group laughing and had the perfect balance between talking and allowing us to enjoy our time. We saw lots of sea animals (seals, osprey, bald eagles, doves). It was a beautiful evening with a really pretty sunset-- I would highly recommend the sunset tour. Brad was very helpful and did a great job explaining how the kayak worked. I would highly recommend this tour to couples (both older and younger), kids, and families!

Visited August 2013
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Shillington, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“What an awesome way to spend time in Maine!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

My wife booked this trip for us on a recent vacation to Maine and we had a great time. We saw eagles, harbor seals, loons, terns, gray seals, starfish, sea urchins, and more! To boot, Adam and the rest of the crew were awesome. They were pleasant, informative and just an all around great group of people. If you like the outdoors, you can't go wrong with a trip with these guys.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
“Great trip”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had our first experience with Sea Kayaking a few weeks ago. Two adults and two ten year olds. We had an experienced and helpful guide. Kayaking on the "quiet side" of Acadia was a joy! Beautiful scenery and wild life! One couple on our trip had been sea kayaking with Maine State Sea Kayak for many years. When we return to Acadia we will certainly sea kayak with this same group! A very well organized trip with an guide who shared lots of wildlife information with us.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Honey Badger Roadtrip”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just been kayaking with the guide called Brad. Awesome bloke, awesome trip. Saw porpoise within 5 minutes, 3 bald eagles, seals a plenty, comerants, a right tern and a left tern, ospreys. Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good time.
We had little experience in sea kayaks but felt completely safe right from the start. The tandem was incredibly stable and easy to manoeuvre.
Freddie 14 Jemima 16 Barney 18

Visited August 2013
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