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Castine Kayak Adventures

15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
+1 207-866-3506
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Amazing night paddle

My husband took this group kayak trip around Castine in the evening from 8-10. I was unable to go... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anita P
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Bioluminescence tour

Did this tour with my two teenagers and it was great! Everyone enjoyed it! Our guide, James, was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cindy W
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15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband took this group kayak trip around Castine in the evening from 8-10. I was unable to go but his report was glowing—great instruction, very safety conscious, and the bioluminescence in the water was incredible. As well as the stargazing. Would highly recommend this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this tour with my two teenagers and it was great! Everyone enjoyed it! Our guide, James, was fantastic. The only complaint I have is that I booked over the phone and they added the tip without consulting me. I prefer to tip in cash...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time kayaking and we could not have been happier! James was a great guide and my 6 and 8 year old kiddos were in heaven. We went to a beach where they could explore and skip rocks and Kim, our other...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I unfortunately was sick when our bioluminescent kayak tour came up, so my family went without me. When they got back, I asked them to describe the tour. My 12 year old son said it was legendary; my 14 year old daughter said it was...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The trip was terrific: well-organized with comfortable accomodation, equipment in good order, and best of all, thorough guidance on the water for this first-time all day kayaker. Karen is as vigilant an instructor as she is assessing the waters, all the while spotting wildlife.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were there with 2 kids 9 and 11. We did tandem, 2 per kayak. Karen is very knowledgeable and the trip was both physical (tough at times for me !) and intellectual. Just enough of each. We spent 3 hours at sea, and that...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My husband and I did this paddle in August 2017 while visiting family in Maine. Castine is a lovely little town on Penobscot Bay with lots of history. This paddle was the highlight of the trip. We went out in a small group of 5...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I were on vacation in Maine, and decided to do a kayaking tour. When we arrived (husband, 3 children 19,12,12, and brother-in-law and myself),we were greater by a young man. When he saw my brother in laws service dog he said he...More

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Karen F, Owner at Castine Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

At Castine Kayak we always do our best to provide a safe and great experience for folks and always attempt to accommodate, to the best of our ability, those with limitations. When planning an outdoor adventure it is always a really good idea to check...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had a great 3 hour tour from Castine with Nancy. We did the 9-12 morning tour, and as 3 kayaking virgins, Nancy made sure we knew what we are doing - both for locomotion as well as safety. The tour as amazing, including being...More

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Karen F, Owner at Castine Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thanks for your review! So glad to hear you had a great time!! keep on kayaking!

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We did the night kayak bioluminescent kayak trip. The weather was luckily perfect. By the time we got out into the water, we had a crystal clear view of the stars. The phytoplankton were incredible. I'd give this five stars because it was a fantastic...More

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I believe they have tandem kayaks available. Call first! They are also very patient, move at the pace of the slowest paddler, and offer a great 'how to get going' lesson!
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