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Address: 254 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4240
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+1 207-244-9500
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Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of...

Ecological Kayak Trips on the remote "Westside" of Acadia...Half-day (4 hour) morning, afternoon and sunset tours...Professional Guides provide all equipment, instruction and van transportation... Recommended by National Geographic Adventure and Travel & Leisure Magazines... Locally owned/operated since 2000...Open late May-September... Beginners Welcome...

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great kayak trip

this was our second time kayaking with Maine State. Kris was a great tour leader. the conditions were windy and a little challenging but he just changed the plans to accommodate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

this was our second time kayaking with Maine State. Kris was a great tour leader. the conditions were windy and a little challenging but he just changed the plans to accommodate the changing weather. coastline is beatuiful. highly recommend Maine State!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took the sunset tour after a rainy morning. The trip was a great way to spend the later part of the day. Kris was an excellent tour guide and made sure everyone was safe and having fun. We are a family of four with an 11 and 17 year old and both enjoyed the trip. I would highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I recently took a four-hour sea kayak tour with Maine State Sea Kayak and it was definitely the highlight of my trip to Acadia National Park. We had an excellent guide who led us up the west side of Mount Desert Island and pointed out sea life along the way. I would highly recommend taking one of these tours. It's... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

My wife and I booked a Sea Kayak tour during our stay trip to Acadia National Park. Our guide Owen, was awesome. He knew so much about the island geography, history, and even shared insights on where to eat. We saw Harbor Seals and stopped at a remote beach during our journey. It was the highlight of our trip, and... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our 3.5 hour trip along the Acadia seashore was one of the highlights of our stay. Caity was a wonderful and patient tour guide. She made sure the group stayed together and provided information on all the birds and mammals we saw along the way.

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Thank bsukumaran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was an special day for my family. Met an awesome family from MN (hi friends, this review for you😊). Joel was an amazing guide. We saw a lot of wildlife and he was so knowledgeable about everything around a us and more.

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Thank Robin W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great tour of the shoreline of Acadia. We were able to spot multiple Eagles, Porpoises, and Seals. They have multiple times the tours leave. We went on the 10 AM tour but they have an early morning and a evening tour. The group was made up of about 10 Kayakers. Everyone was an average Kayaker. You don't have to be... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went out for the 2-6pm paddle and it was fabulous. We were fortunate for the oddly warm summer day and the cold, clear water felt amazing. Easy paddle from Seal Cove, past Bartlett Island and into Pretty Marsh harbor...saw Osprey, seal, porpoises...my 11 year old daughter and I had no problem keeping up. Our guide Devon had plenty of... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Best kayak trip have been on. Chris was an excellent guide and we saw a large variety of wildlife. Best of all it was tranquil and relaxing. A real get away !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were four children and four adults out on a sunset kayaking trip with our guide, Olivia, and one other couple. I believe I speak for all of us when I say that the whole experience was spectacular!! Olivia was a fantastic guide - full of all sorts of knowledge both historical and scientific, and great with kids and adults... More 

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Brad J, Manager at Maine State Sea Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, our 6-9 Sunset takes place on the west side of MDI, a logical choice as the sun sets on the west side! Olivia truly is an incredible addition to our team. Her enthusiasm for everything natural, especially seaweed (which i'm sure is because they make ice cream with it) is truly inspiring! Please come again... More 

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