Points of Interest
- Cadillac Mountain
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Paddle your way through the shimmering waters surrounding Mount Desert Island, considered the premier sea kayaking destination on the East Coast on this 2.5-hour adventure. You'll be escorted by New England's top outfitter, and with just a little instruction, you'll find kayaking easy to learn. Participants should be in good physical condition with good upper-body strength. On your stable, tandem kayak (two people to a kayak), fluid strokes will propel you through Frenchman Bay as a guide offers commentary on the marine environment, geology, history and local lore of coastal Maine. You'll glide past Porcupine Islands, many owned by Acadia National Park and uninhabited, for a chance to glimpse such varied wildlife as harbor seals, porpoises, cormorants and bald eagles. Maneuver on to historic Bar Harbor's working waterfront and take in the hustle and bustle from a unique perspective. Return to port.
Special Notes:Minimum age is 12 years.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.
Walk to the Kayak Launching Dock for safety briefing, paddling lesson
- Transport type: Walking
- Travel time: 00:05
- Time at site: 00:30
- Steps: 50
Kayaking among Porcupine Islands
- Transport type: Kayak
- Transport Capacity: 12
- Travel time: 01:45
Return to launching dock, turn in gear
- Time at site: 00:10
- Steps: 50