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Sunrise Canoe and Kayak

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Maine canoe trips, kayak tours, rentals, and river guides since 1996. Go canoeing or kayaking in Maine! It's good for the soul! Offering guided sea kayak tours of Machias Bay and the Bold Coast, guided canoe trips on the St. Croix and Machias...more
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168 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1120
+1 207-255-3375
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I had emailed Rob ahead of time to explore options to either canoe or kayak. We've been coming up to DownEast most summers for a week or so these past 10 years and like to see new areas and try new things. Given our schedule...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank smvmd
Reviewed 27 August 2018

From my initial email inquiry to the time we bid farewell to guides Rob and Mike, and the others who joined our half-day (4-4.5 hr) Machias Bay kayak tour, Sunrise was exceptional. Rob and Mike provided terrific insight of the area every step (row?) of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mastodfow
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I started out the day a bit hesitant for two reasons - a foggy, low visibility day and we didn’t have Rob as our guide. All I read was about how great a guide Rob was, how knowledagle he was, etc. No disrespect to Rob,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bitsiehruska
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We did the Machias River trip and it was a winner as always. This was our 3rd trip with Rob and he always goes the extra mile to make the trip special. We had a great paddle out to an island where we had our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter B
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I’d taken a kayak trip that Rob had led two years before. The experience was incredible and Rob's experience, tutelage and knowledge of the area had made for a memorable experience. Friends and I made plans with Rob to go out again last August. Every...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Rob is a knowledgeable and interesting guide. We thought the kayak trip was a little light on content compared to other kayak trips we have done. We felt like our stop was way too long during the middle of the kayaking. We would try Rob...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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RobGuide, General Manager at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Our half day Machias bay kayak tour is light on distance. It is also our most popular tour and one of the top half day kayak tours in the state. The Machias bay tour is most likely to be the guided activity customers could opt...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Rob was an excellent guide - so glad I added this to my trip to Maine! He even allowed me to change my date last minute. Good storyteller, too.More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Franklin S
RobGuide, Public Relations Manager at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We will continue to accommodate requests for changes in reservations in light of our staff and/or resource constraints/availability when possible. As always, reservations remain subject to our reservation/cancellation policy found on our website and attached to reservation confirmation emails...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our second time using Sunrise (last time was 12 years ago) and both times were great adventures. The guides are helpful and Rob is not only an excellent guide but a fantastic historian. This was such a unique adventure for our family!

Date of experience: August 2017
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SunriseCanoe, Owner at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you, I am happy to hear the tangible history of Machias bay was a highlight for your family!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

My wife, son and I paddled in the Great Wass Archipelago with Rob in early August, 2017. Rob was a great guide, interested in talking about the area and giving advice on tides. Rob timed the trip to have an assist from the tides on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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SunriseCanoe, Owner at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the kind words and wonderful account of your trip! The Great Wass Archipelago is a beautiful area to sea kayak and our most popular full day trip.

Reviewed 8 July 2017

My significant other, my two sons (17 and 22) and I did the half day tour with Rob. It was excellent. I've done a bit of sea kayaking in the past and this trip did not disappoint. Rob was great both as an instructor and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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SunriseCanoe, Owner at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words and we couldn't agree more: sea kayaking is an outstanding way to experience coastal waters in Maine or anywhere for that matter!

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1 August 2017|
Response from SunriseCanoe | Property representative |
We do and we provide foam gunwale pads and straps if needed with the rental for transporting on your vehicle. We also offer delivery and pick up service for rented equipment which may be easier depending on your situation.
20 September 2016|
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Response from RobGuide | Property representative |
Yes and yes. All we need is an open date and 3 confirmed participants to run the Machias Bay kayak tour. Reservations can be confirmed with credit card over the phone at 207-255-3375.