Canoe/Kayak the Maine Coast

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park offers some of the finest sea kayaking and canoeing in the nation. From novices to experts, the sea-kayaking opportunities in Bar Harbor will challenge all skill levels. Need lessons? Several area companies offer sea-kayak instruction and tours. Be sure to bring your canoe or sea-kayak with you to take advantage of the many lakes and ponds offering some of the most scenic and relaxing trips. Don't have you own sea-kayak or canoe? Many companies offer rentals so you can be on the water in no time.
ACADIA STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING
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ACADIA STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING


Come discover What SUP in Acadia!  Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers beginner lessons, rentals, tours, and yoga classes on area lakes and bays.  They also carry a full line of stand up paddle boards and beach lifestyle accessories from their retail shop downtown.  SUP is a great way to enjoy the beautiful waters of Mount Desert Island and is the perfect activity for families, couples, or individuals who want a little extra adventure and fun!  Visit them online to learn more and make your reservation.

CASTINE KAYAK ADVENTURES
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CASTINE KAYAK ADVENTURES

Castine Kayak Adventures We offer customized Sea Kayak explorations and instructional clinics for beginner to experienced kayakers.   Our Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides lead visitors on exciting naturalist journeys, exploring sea life, geology and the rich history that pervades beautiful Castine and the waters of Penobscot Bay and beyond.  Explore Maine from the water viewing the shoreline from an entirely different perspective. Visit coastal islands, see the changes of the tidal flows while learning the art of kayaking efficiently.  We will provide you with top of the line kayaks and paddles along with personalized instruction that will allow you to glide effortlessly along the coast.  We depart from the dock at Eaton’s Wharf  in Castine Harbor and also offer customized trips to unique locations throughout Downeast Maine. 

 

Daily tours: 9-12 and 1-4, Sunset, Moonlit and Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2013 “Best Night Paddle”, Bioluminescent night paddles on Fridays and Saturdays and other nights upon request!  

 *Camping Trips and special group events.

 

Call to reserve your adventure:  207-866-3506

 

Visit our website at :  http://www.castinekayak.com/

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

The First Eastern National Park

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NATIONAL PARK SEA KAYAK TOURS

Paddle to remote Western Side of Acadia with Professional Maine Guides. Personalized (12 people max) Ecological Tours 1/2 day (4 hour) morning afternoon & sunset tours (2.5 to 3 hours on the water). Highest Rated Kayak Outfitter in Acadia... Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals osprey porpoise eagles & more. Featuring comfortable stable tandem Necky Kayaks. All tours include a brief stop on a remote beach/island. Kayaking is our only business. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993. All equipment van transp. & instruction included for $55/person. Beginners welcome. Open daily at 8am.

COASTAL KAYAKING TOURS
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COASTAL KAYAKING TOURS

We specialize in small groups (12 people per tour) and personalized service, featuring the island's most experienced guide staff. Glide among the islands of Frenchman Bay, seeing seals, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife. Trips from 2-and-a-half hours to 3 days. Paddle with us and see why Coastal Kayaking Tours, with 24 years experience, is New England's premier sea kayaking outfitter. Have fun with our superb guides! No experience necessary. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open every day at 8am.

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NATIONAL PARK CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL

145 Pretty Marsh Road
Somesville
Mt. Desert, ME 04660
(207) 244-5854