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Acadia Park Kayak Tours

18 Holland Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1415
+1 207-266-1689
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Terrible Experience

My husband and I booked the sunset tour. We were looking forward to the kayaking trip all week, but... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
shadowdawg
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Outstanding kayak trip

This is a highly organized outfit led by Brescian who is very knowledgeable and was a top notch... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
David H
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The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business practices on Mount Desert Island. Open group size is limited to either six or twelve people. Private groups can be any size. We offer sunrise, morning, day, sunset, night-time star gazing/bioluminescence, and private tours. We meet in Bar Harbor and give tours on both the east and west sides of Mount Desert Island. A portion of every tour's fee goes towards ocean conservation. All trips are led by a Registered Maine guide. No former kayaking experience is necessary and all required equipment is provided. We also provide upon request fleece jackets, rain jackets, wetsuit mittens, and fleece hats.. We are also the only outfitter that provides an option to crate your dog at our location while kayaking with us.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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18 Holland Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1415
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked the sunset tour. We were looking forward to the kayaking trip all week, but it rained hard the day of, and the weather reports said that the rain would continue. I am 7 months pregnant, and though I have warm...More

4  Thank shadowdawg
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a highly organized outfit led by Brescian who is very knowledgeable and was a top notch tour guide. My son and I took a morning kayak trip in early October and had a fantastic time. Brescian was terrific fund of knowledge about Acadia,...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this outfitter to anyone visiting bar harbor. Our guide made everyone in our group of novice kayakers comfortable and was incredibly knowledgable about the wildlife we saw. Speaking of wildlife-we saw a bald eagle! I was particularly grateful that our guide found...More

2  Thank Larkin O
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This company has the worst customer service we've experienced in a long while Our guide Michael was fantastic but it didn't make the experience worth it. There are too many other companies that offer this service. It's a shame that this guy had no sense...More

6  Thank devonwayne
AcadiaParkKayakTours, Owner at Acadia Park Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

This group of eight people scheduled a private trip for mid-September. There is a 4 day cancelation policy for private groups. This group called a couple of days before their tour and asked if they could reschedule their trip for a different day later in...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We signed up for a morning paddle around the porcupine islands. Our understanding beforehand was that we would be out for 4 hours with a group of all ability levels and the trip would include a stop on an island for the break; this info,...More

4  Thank pagingmissjones
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Making reservation was fast and simple. Easy to find and large parking lot right in front. Before in the water got good instructions how to paddle and not get tired. Went in a small group of 3 boats and saw seals, porpoises, loons, unfortunately the...More

3  Thank Hes M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to go on our first ever kayak trip with this company because they offered 2 1/2 hour harbor tours. Most everyone else wants to take you for full or half days and we wanted to do other things so the timing was perfect....More

1  Thank MiamiOlivia
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We reserved a sunset kayak tour, something we were told was a must while you are in the park, and an activity that we had planned our day, around only to be called at 3:50pm (tour started at 4pm) to tell us they were canceling...More

5  Thank SchaeferSH
AcadiaParkKayakTours, Owner at Acadia Park Kayak Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

I am so sorry this happened to you. The guide that was supposed to take you out became ill and could not lead the trip. He was feeling bad at the start of the day and ran up a fever that morning/afternoon. He wanted to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great trip. Our guide, Jared, took great care of us and made everyone feel very comfortable even though we were kayaking for the first time. Not strenuous and wonderful scenery. Highly recommend this for company.

1  Thank Jon S
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

All members of the group arrived on time so we were already set for the perfect day. After a few minutes of instruction, we were out on the water. We were led by our guide, Jared, along many water routes. He allowed us time to...More

2  Thank Ben S
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dream426
30 June 2017|
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I actually just returned from a trip to Bar Harbor. Spoke to the owner of another business who advised me Acadia Park Kayak went out of business.
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yev2
3 September 2016|
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Response from AcadiaParkKayakTours | Property representative |
We typically run tours until the end of October. Most of our tours are half days tours which are 3 1/2-4 hours long in total. 30 minutes to an hour of that time is time on land preparing for the tour. That tour always... More
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