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The bioluminescence night paddle was magical!

This was such a wonderful experience! Seeing all the bioluminescent organisms was truly magical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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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 16 July 2018
Anita P
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a wonderful experience! Seeing all the bioluminescent organisms was truly magical, like thousands of fireflys in the water. The weather was perfect and no moon so the stars were out in full force. Nature has wowed me again. Don't miss out on...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 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

Thank Anita P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 9 July 2018

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

Thank AD7525
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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

Thank kelly2659
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

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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Tina T
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Response from BibliOphelia | Reviewed this property |
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!