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Address: Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-266-1689
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The lowest prices, smallest groups, and most eco-friendly business...

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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Outstanding kayak trip

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
David H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, the wildlife, the lobster industry and history of the area to name a few. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a calm spot on a windy day.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 of customer satisfaction We had a mix up on scheduling and he had no desire... More 

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AcadiaParkKayakTours, Owner at Acadia Park Kayak Tours, responded to this review

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 the week. Even though they were already well past the cancellation deadline we accommodated them... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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, including suggestions for places to park, how to find the store, and what to bring,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 eagle was off the nest. Knowledgeable guide, chill and friendly with good restaurant recommendations afterwards.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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. We met at 12:30, were on the water by 1:00 and we're back by 4:00.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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 the tour bc they didnt have a guide for us. They had no back ups... More 

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AcadiaParkKayakTours, Owner at Acadia Park Kayak Tours, responded to this review

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 soldier on and lead his sunset trip but I wouldn't let him because I felt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 rest and even took a stop on one of the islands for us to play... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

To be on the calm, clear water of Bar Harbor was a wonderful way to see and learn about this beautiful part of our country. The kayaking was not strenuous, with boats very maneuverable. The guide was chatty with lots of local knowledge and stories. It made a cool, overcast day in July really nice.

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