We decided upon Aquaterra Adventures after visiting 2 other sea kayaking tour companies in Bar Harbor. I was afraid to kayak in a cold ocean so we were looking for a shorter tour with a great safety record. Aquaterra was the only company with 2 hr tours and availability for the day and was recommended by one of the other companies with longer tours.
Our guide was Andy, a local 6th grade science teacher. Our tour group consisted of only 5 members and her. She was incredibly knowledgable and patient with each of us, all beginner kayakers. It took around 30 minutes to explain how to kayak properly and to make sure we were equipped safely. As we toured, she explained the geological history of the area and answered the questions that each of us had.
The tour was not incredibly extensive, a reasonable paddle along the coast of Bar Harbor Island and around Sheep Porcupine Island. We saw many birds and a bald eagle's nest but no other wildlife. Andy explained that she had seen harbor seals that week, but of course, the spotting of these animals always up to chance. If you are interested in marine animal spotting, she explained that the longer tours on the opposite side of the island provided more opportunity.
Overall, it was a great experience. Andy helped alleviate my fears that began the experience and helped us create a wonderful vacation memory for around $75 for the two of us!
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