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Coastal Kayaking Tours

48 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-288-9605
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Bit harder than it looks!

Didn't get much instruction on how to steer the boats. Finished with blisters and leg cramps and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
annandjason187
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Elkhorn, NE
Below expectations

This was for us, a very difficult kayak trip and I have been on several. Not an easy trip by any... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dennis F
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Ocean, New jersey
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunset tour” (17 reviews)
“half day tour” (9 reviews)
“family tour” (4 reviews)
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48 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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+1 207-288-9605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't get much instruction on how to steer the boats. Finished with blisters and leg cramps and only finally figured out how to position ourself well in the boats during the final part of the tour. We are an athletic family, but found the kayaks...More

Thank annandjason187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was for us, a very difficult kayak trip and I have been on several. Not an easy trip by any standard. (I would suggest only younger people and experienced kayakers sign up.) our rest area was horrible, no place to actually rest and the...More

Thank Dennis F
Glenn T, Owner at Coastal Kayaking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry you were not happy with our trip. It's difficult to ascertain from the description what was so difficult, as our trips are geared to people without experience. Our break areas are usually rock beaches; they don't generally come equipped with beds!

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were very excited to do a sea kayak tour. We booked the Sunset tour, which the company told us would be 2.5 hours long and go to 2-3 islands. The tour departed from the shop on time. We had a great guide who was...More

Thank LUCINDA F
Glenn T, Manager at Coastal Kayaking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry your tour was cut short, and we are looking into it. We never like to have dissatisfied customers. If you will e-mail the company with your name and your tour date and time, we will send you a certificate for 50 percent off...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I went on our first ever sea kayaking tour and it was awesome. I was glad that the tour was done in double kayaks. We did the sunset tour and our tour guide Russ was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area....More

Thank Danielle S
Glenn T, Owner at Coastal Kayaking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Alright! Glad we could accommodate the changes and that you enjoyed your tour with Russ. Thanks for the feedback.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took the 2 1/2 hour sea kayak tour and it was great fun. We kayak so this was an easy one to do. Beautiful ocean views and we saw seals, bald eagles, cormorants, herons, etc. just beautiful. would be easy for beginners!!

Thank bookwormcc
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The kayaking itself was average, nothing bad but nothing exceptional either. We kayaked around one of the islands in the harbor, saw a number of different birds, including eagles (which was nice), and some harbor seals. On problem was that our guide (Nick) did not...More

Thank rick729
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I decided to book this kayaking tour and I am so glad that we did. Our guide, Brian, was great. He was helpful, and very knowledgeable and the experience was great. The best part was that we experienced the harbor from a...More

Thank contractor2016
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I had limited time in Bar Harbor, but definitely wanted to get out on the water. I ended up booking the Coastal Kayaking Tours Harbor Tour because it was short and fit in my schedule. On the day of the tour, the company chose to...More

Thank ChicagoTravelingNow
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went on the 2.5hr harbor sea-kayaking tour. Brian was an amazing tour guide with lots of great instruction and stories. It was quite windy and choppy the day we went but he did an awesome job keeping everyone together; even those that obviously had never...More

Thank charky80
Glenn T, Owner at Coastal Kayaking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Brian is indeed a fine guide, and we're glad you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for posting nice comments.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We sat on a bench in the harbor watching kayaking groups return and decided we wanted to go. Registering online was easy. The trip was awesome! I had not been kayaking before but the instructions were good and the pace not too fast. We also...More

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Yasmine E
19 August 2017|
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Response from Glenn T | Property representative |
Sorry, but for safety reasons we do not take children under the age of 8. We hope you'll visit us when she is old enough.
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california0
28 March 2017|
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Response from Glenn T | Property representative |
Our tours are geared towards people without prior experience. The rudder-equipped kayaks are easy to steer. You will be fine!
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