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 abckt@sitestar.net

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 edihamor@gmail.com

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 Outfitters

106 Cottage St., Bar Harbor

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!

Maine Kayak, Inc.

New Harbor, Maine

We offer sea, lake & whitewater kayaking trips, lessons & rentals for all ages and abilities in Maine’s mid-coast region, a must-do on your way to or from Acadia National Park • Day Excursions • Multi-Day Island Overnight Camping Trips • Inn to Inn Tours • Maine Kayak - The Way Paddling Should Be!

Maine State Sea Kayak

254 Main St. Southwest Harbor

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

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

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.

Mount Desert Island Map

Location of Sights
For Reference

This Mount Desert island map shows you where the towns and many sights within Acadia National Park are located relative to each other so that you can determine what tours are best for you.




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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!