kayaks near acadia national park, maine

Kayak Rentals & Canoes

There are several Bar Harbor Kayak Rentals and Acadia Kayak Rentals to choose from during your visit to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, or at Schoodic Peninsula on the mainland. Some also have canoes. For enjoying the morning calm, or experiencing the natural surroundings up close and in an intimate way, this is truly the best and most unique way of doing it!

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Coastal Kayaking Tours

48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 288-9605 or Email

We are MDI's premier outfitter and the favorite choice of people who want to go sea kayaking. We feature small group tours (six boats or less) and personalized service with a professional and fun-loving guide staff that's second to none. We've been leading sea kayak tours for 30 years, longer than anyone else in New England. Tours are on both the east and west sides of MDI with a variety of routes around Bar Harbor. We have a great record of seeing harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles, osprey and other wildlife.


National Park Canoe & Kayak Rental

145 Pretty Marsh Road, Mount Desert, Maine
(207) 244-5854 or Email

Located on the north end of beautiful 4 mile Great Long Pond • Loons, eagles, ducks, osprey, and even pileated woodpeckers add to the experience. Canoes in 3 lengths, solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, and paddle boards, we can deliver to you or car-top on-site. Provide all paddling gear plus instruction and a pre-trip briefing.


Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Bar Harbor
207-266-1689 or Email

Kayak with an eco-friendly outfitter who teaches environmental education and donates a portion of tour fees to conservation! We offer the lowest priced 12 person and 6 person groups in the area. Private tours can accommodate children as young as five. We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime stargazing.

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Acadia Outfitters

106 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
207-288-8118

We are the first choice for people wanting to experience all the outdoor fun that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have to offer. We have scooters, bicycles, sea kayaks - both rentals and guided tours. Choose your pleasure!

Acadia Park Kayak Tours

99 Bridge St., Bar Harbor
207-266-1689

Kayak with some of the most experienced Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides in the area. We teach environmental education and donate a portion of tour fees to conservation! We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, nighttime stargazing, and private tours. All equipment provided - beginners welcome.

Aquaterra Adventures

One West St., Bar Harbor
207-288-0007

Offers guided sea kayak tours - canoe & kayak - Maine guide training & accommodations - have private docks in Bar Harbor. We encourage you to try what may very well be the highlight of your Acadia vacation. Reservations are recommended.

Maine Kayak, Inc.

New Harbor, Maine
207-948-5194

Maine Kayak offers sea, lake & whitewater kayaking trips, lessons & rentals for all ages and abilities. We have camping & lodging packages available. Maine Kayak - The Way Paddling Should Be!

Maine State Sea Kayak

254 Main St. Southwest Harbor
207-244-9500

Experience and view Acadia National Park as few ever do. We are located in Southwest Harbor and pride ourselves in keeping our excursions small so that they remain of the highest quality.

National Park Canoe

Pretty Marsh Rd., Mt Desert
207-244-5854

We've served Acadia National Park visitors for over 30 years. We have a courteous and capable crew, carts to get the boats to the pond, reasonable rates, and provide all paddling gear plus offer instruction and a pre-trip briefing.

National Park Sea Kayak

39 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
1-800-347-0940

Specializing in Sea Kayak Tours of the Acadia National Park coastline and uninhabited islands. Let our Registered Maine Guide help you discover local marine wildlife close to the shore.


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Become That Which We Love

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherThe feeling one gets when kayaking or canoeing on a calm lake, pond, or ocean, can create exceptional memories. The ambient sounds of the seagulls, the water lapping against the hull, the almost undetectable sensation of the kayak or canoe cutting through the water as we quietly glide forward, even the sound that droplets of water make as they hit the water’s surface after falling off the paddle, all of this adds to the moment that seems to have been amplified or expanded somehow in our awareness, so that it all becomes more noticeable during each breath we take. This experience is truly living!