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National Park Sea Kayak Tours

39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 800-347-0940
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Great Day!

We had Brian as our tour guide, and he was wonderful! I thought it was going to be a lot harder... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
Great for the whole family!

We did the sunset tour one evening. I was worried that I would be miserably cold but I wasn't at... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mary C
Eldersburg, Maryland, United States
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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.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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39 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1874
+1 800-347-0940
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Reviewed yesterday

We had Brian as our tour guide, and he was wonderful! I thought it was going to be a lot harder than it actually was - I was in a single kayak, and managed just fine. I do recommend following their instructions and bring a...More

Thank jloewny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the sunset tour one evening. I was worried that I would be miserably cold but I wasn't at all! The weather was great and you wear a waterproof skirt that keeps the water out of the kayak. It was in the 60s but...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Chris, was excellent. He was knowledgeable, helpful, professional and fun. No stone was left unturned. I left the tour feeling like they covered everything and we had a great time. I'm glad they did tandem kayaks because of my arm and back issues...More

1  Thank Sicard54
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up last minute to inquire about the Kayaking Tour but it looked it was going to rain. The owner Robert said a couple just cancelled because it looked like rain, showed me the forecast and said he guarantees it won't rain, he said...More

1  Thank zclapham
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four went on a morning kayak trip and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Scott was our guide and he was able to point out wildlife and land features that made the trip more interesting. We were fortunate to see porpoises, seals and a bald...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently enjoyed a half day Kayaking tour with Brian of National Park Sea Kayak Tours. Everyone in the company was really accommodating for a second time kayaker...We were suited up, given wet bags, wet shoes and our skirts--then Brian gave a mini lesson. It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was friendly and engaging. Entire routine/trip was explained before leaving. Joel was outstanding as a guide. Care was taken at every step for everyone to feel comfortable. I would definitely use them again.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian was our guide for this fantastic trip. We saw the beautiful Maine coastline, learned all sorts of interesting facts, and saw a bunch of wildlife. The seals were by far the highlight. There were many seal pups, who were all very curious and swam...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of four went on the trip. It was 4.5+ hrs - very well organized and executed. It was a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend.

Thank mefranzen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing trip! I had put off the kayaking because of a travel conflict, and I'm so glad I did! The first day I had planned to go was very foggy; however, the day I went was clear and beautiful. We saw many seals,...More

Thank BuggaMom
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6 August 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
The answer is no... We will be out on the water around sunset and it stays light (civil twilight) about 30-40 minutes after sunset... It may be dark after we return to Bar Harbor from the van shuttle... Have a great... More
29 July 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
All our paddle are equal... am, pm or sunset... We conduct our tours on the remote west side of Acadia... Wildlife is 24/7, so there is no best time... Everyone deserves a nice paddle...