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Sunrise Canoe and Kayak

168 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1120
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Second trip as great as the first!

I’d taken a kayak trip that Rob had led two years before. The experience was incredible and Rob's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NieSam
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Maine
Machias Kayaking

Rob is a knowledgeable and interesting guide. We thought the kayak trip was a little light on... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
CO_Traveller62
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Denver, Colorado
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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 rivers, and canoe and kayak rentals by day or week. Friendly staff, experienced guides, quality equipment. We help you enjoy more time on the water with family and friends!
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168 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1120
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 24 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

Thank Franklin S
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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

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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!

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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!

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Reviewed 8 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

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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.

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Reviewed 9 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

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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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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We called ahead and these folks delivered a kayak to the home we are renting. The service was great and the price was fair.

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SunriseCanoe, Owner at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for the kind words! Delivery of rented equipment is available to most areas of eastern Maine including vacation rentals, campgrounds, or any public boat access sites.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

There are so many great riviers, pus the Machias Bay! We have used them more than once of a kayak day trip on the Machias River. Very accomodating.More

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SunriseCanoe, Owner at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

So glad you enjoyed floating the river in kayaks! We are lucky to have a beautiful stretch of the Machias river that flows through conservation land (made possible by the Downeast Coastal Conservancy) end right here in town. Makes a nice day trip, there are...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2015

We have gone kayaking with Rob since 2007 on our every-other-year trips to Maine. We have always been greatly pleased with the experience. This year we had a different experience. As usual, the actual kayaking trip (Great Wass Island day trip) was terrific. However, we...More

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RobGuide, General Manager at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Customer service is very important to us at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak and we remain committed to continually improving our performance. Customers will continue to receive a quote including price and terms before making a reservation the same as 2015 and before. We will continue...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Rented kayaks, at great expense, from these folks. Did not take one of their tours so can't comment on that. The line person was super nice but made a mistake regarding the rental price. The owner, in dealing with this, came across as quite hostile...More

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RobGuide, General Manager at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Customer service and pricing structure are very important to us at Sunrise Canoe and Kayak. We remain committed to both improving our customer service performance and offering competitive rates. In this situation the customer was given a valid quote over the phone but did not...More

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stevengriffith101
1 August 2017|
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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.
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Karen F
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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.
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