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“Highlight of our trip to Acadia”

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 August 12, 2013

Great relaxing sunset trip. Saw tons of wildlife including harbor seals & bald eagles... (Watch out for the mosquitoes at the take out ... - they were not noticeable the rest of the trip).
Although we arrived a bit late the staff was very friendly and accomodating.

Thank SplashTrips
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Really enjoyed this tour, the guide was fab, the distance just about right and really enjoyed getting over to the west side of the island. The guide knew what he was doing, making sure we were using the wind and tide to make the paddling easier. Highly professional company and much recommended.

1  Thank SandPUSAtrip
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My husband and I wanted to go but decided we wanted to do a different experience on our last full day on Mount Desert Island.

Why am I reviewing something that I didn't actually do? We had a lot of interactions with the staff. My husband and I are both overweight and were unsure about our ability to comfortably fit in the kayaks and not sink them! The woman (sorry, I can't remember her name now!!!) who worked the weekend was wonderful. She was very accommodating of us and had us come in when there wasn't anyone around so that we could try out the kayaks without being embarrassed. She was really wonderful. The next time that we are in Mount Desert, we will definitely actually go out with them!

3  Thank claryqueen
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Booked a tour for our family of four (two young teens) on our recent vacation in Bar Harbor - based on Trip Advisor reviews of this and other companies. Office staff were very pleasant, and suggested we reschedule to a later tour when it turned out to be pouring rain at the time that we booked. Still drizzly and foggy when we went out, but we saw seals, porpoises and osprey, and enjoyed the tranquility of the west side of the island. Don't let the weather put you off - it's fun no matter when you go (and a little cloud is better than scorching heat on open water). Guide was very specific about our target destinations, (you go from island to island in a sheltered bay - not completely open water) and kept an eye on stragglers. When one of my daughters wanted to take her sweater off, he paddled over and steadied her boat. Super nice and obviously very experienced. The time passed quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Since you're in two-person boats it's not super strenuous and most people would not have a problem completing the trip. They plan trips so that the wind is at your back, which is also a big help. Definitely recommend National Park Tours.

1  Thank Heather R
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

My second tour with this company. They are highly professional, have top-notch equipment, and knowledgeable guides. I especially appreciate that their tours are on the Western side of the island in a more isolated area. We saw all sorts of wildlife and the in-depth knowledge of our guide, Fletcher, made this a tour a great learning experience.

1  Thank vaarknav
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