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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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A great time!

We had a reservation for Saturday. Most of our group cancelled on their own because of weather... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Ocean Sunset Kayaking

We were asked to arrive 45 minutes before the tour to set up, prep . We were given a dry sac, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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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 4 days ago

We had a reservation for Saturday. Most of our group cancelled on their own because of weather reports - don't do this! If the weather is that bad, they will cancel. People that cancelled missed an amazing tour! The weather was gorgeous and we saw...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were asked to arrive 45 minutes before the tour to set up, prep . We were given a dry sac, and a skirt. The staff is friendly and helpful. We drove about 30 minutes to the west side of the island from which we...More

1  Thank BlueDolphin14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our trip with National Park Sea tours. The instruction and prep were comprehensive, the equipment was in great shape, the scenery was gorgeous. I especially liked paddling on the quiet side of the island. We saw lots of sea life and no humans...More

Thank C.C.Mom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour last week on our trip to Bar Harbor. Was excited for this as it was the quiet side of the island and was looking forward to taking in the scenery by water. As we pulled up in the van, the fog...More

Thank knsnkru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So far, best kayak trip that we've ever done. Our guide, Fletcher, is a registered Maine guide (which is a big deal), so he was very qualified to take good care of us and answer all our questions. We saw seals, dolphins, eagles, osprey along...More

Thank dtnelsen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great day on "the quiet side" of Mt Desert kayaking 6 nautical miles. Brian was the perfect guide and pointed out seals, water fowl and islands as we paddled with the tide. Just perfect for our family

Thank samfam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent company. Very safe. Very organized. Great staff. Beautiful scenery although wildlife can be a hit or miss.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth your time. Perfect for people who appreciate the outdoor views of Maine. You don't have to be an avid Kayaker to enjoy this trip. The tour guide was very helpful, he took the time to explain and help gear up for the Kayak...More

Thank Gabe K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Our family of four had a wonderful time taking the sunset kayak tour with National Park Sea Kayak. We saw two grey seals, a bald eagle, porpoises, harbor whales playing and so much more! Our guide, Brian, was a wealth of information and really made...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
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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...