Bar Harbor Coastal Kayaking

Cares of the world drift away on this sea-kayaking experience within the beautiful Porcupine Islands.  

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    Approximately 2 1/2 hours

Just a short distance away from the pier, your tandem kayaks await. Helpful staff will provide instruction in maneuvering your safe, stable, ocean-going, two-person kayak before you glide through the protected waters of Frenchman’s Bay.

With sweeping vistas of the coastline surrounding you, wildlife sightings are not uncommon. With the assistance of your Registered Maine Guide, watch for harbor seals, porpoises, osprey, double-crested cormorants and bald eagles.

Well-versed in paddling techniques, your experienced guide will lead you through the winding waterways of the Porcupine Islands, pausing to enlighten you with interpretive information about this fascinating marine environment.

Refreshed and exhilarated by this fun-filled experience, return to your Crystal ship.


Important Notes:

Guests must be a minimum of 12 years old, be in good physical condition and be able to walk and swim unassisted in order to participate. All participants must sign a waiver of liability. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable, waterproof sports shoes or sandals. It is also recommended that guests bring a hat and sunscreen, as well as raingear in case of inclement weather. A dry bag for your camera is provided. As you may get wet on this excursion, any electronic devices (such as MP3 players, cell phones, cameras, etc.), as well as any valuable items must be stored in a sealable, waterproof dry bag or left on board the ship. Any damage occurring to these items are the responsibility of the guests. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The operation of this excursion is dependent on prevailing weather conditions.