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“Unbelievable what wildlife we saw!!”

National Park Sea Kayak Tours
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 17, 2012

On our afternoon tour our guide was very knowledgable. In a previous visit to Bar Harbor we took the kayak tour out of Bar Harbor. It was nice but had an entirely different feel than this one. Our guide, Mike, provided very helpful education on the kayak and gear (we are not kayakers). I did not get wet at all on this tour. I was soaked after the last. Our tour was relaxed and calming. We saw seals, cormorants, eagles, and ospreys. We also saw a school of mackerel stirring up the water. The tour does not guarantee wildlife spottings and they are very respectful of the animals and their environment. Even beyond our wildlife sightings our guide imparted lots of facts about the island, it's history/formation, etc., so that later when we were hiking we would see things with some knowledge and perspective. I had gotten sea sick on a ferry a couple of days before (hurricanes passing by to chop up the water) but I had NO problems in the kayak. I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Bwolfe
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had a 10am kayak tour and we had a great time. The kayaks are very stable and our tour guide took his time and pointed out a number of otters, birds including bald eagles, and the flora and fauna. The water was very calm and the 6 miles was a relatively easy paddle. Please don't miss this!

Thank mcgladiator
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Joined the sunset paddle with guide Fletcher. Good briefing before we left shop and was fitted out with gear. Downside was that much of it was wet and cold!

Drove out to west side of Mt Desert Island and paddled around several islands and landed at a beach on a large island. Fletcher shared a lot of good nature insights and kept the group engaged well.

Saw seals, cormorants and loons. Went looking for bald eagles but could not find any.

Sea was calm and it was a beautiful experience paddling out in the fresh air and wide open water. Was in kayak for nearly 3 hours so got our money's worth.

Thank foreignhikers
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Llew was a sharp guide that kept everyone having fun with lots of facts, jokes, as well as teaching the ropes of sea kayaking. I will say that we did have some newbies to kayaking with us that didn't have a clue and he did his best to keep them on track and did a great job. For the newbies- this is a physical activity in a small craft on sea water for hours. Please keep that in mind before signing up!

Thank Jacobaic
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a fantastic tour that is very well organized and executed. The small group allows for attention to detail. Our girls (10 and 13) were able to easily paddle with us - parent in each boat with a child.

Thank kylaelderton
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