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Address: 15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
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+1 207-866-3506

Kayak tours, instruction, and sales

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Moonlight, starlight and bioluminescence are magical on the waters of Castine!

You know those moments that you have a magical experience while you're traveling and you remember them all your life ? This is one. Karen does a great job with novice and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You know those moments that you have a magical experience while you're traveling and you remember them all your life ? This is one. Karen does a great job with novice and experienced kayakers exploring the waters of Castine Bay at night. Depending on the time of year and phase of the moon you go out on, it's a special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was on a 2 week adventure to Maine and back from Chicago area. Found out about this at the last second. Owner was very accommodating and actually was in a kayak with her father. He knew all about the star and sailing and TONS of various facts that enriched the tour. Was so peaceful out there. The bioluminescence was... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a fantastic kayak tour from Karen. She was so very patient with us and a wonderful instructor as we are not expert kayakers. Great day! Thank you Karen!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Karen was a great leader on our bioluminescence night paddle. This trip was even better than we anticipated. The night sky and stars were amazing-but the bioluminescence stole the show. A must do if you are in the area!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If I could, I'd give this place zero stars. Terrible customer service. Took my Credit card information as a "hold" and told me the card would never be charged. Did not inform me of the cancellation policy over the phone. I asked to be put on a waiting list, since they were fully booked, but no one ever called me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had heard of bioluminescence in Puerto Rico but had no idea this existed in the US. I wish everyone out there knew about this wonderful phenomenon in this beautiful town bc this experience was simply magical. We were wondering on the 1.5 hour drive from Bar Harbor if it would be worth the trip and the time. It was,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This turned out to be a really peak experience. The bioluminescence under the Milky Way is not to be missed. I am giving it only 4 out of 5 because the owner/leader has a somewhat 'pointy' personality, e.g. I felt criticized for not doing a good entry into the kayak. That said, I recommend that you go anyway and just... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

... actually I can't think of anything that tops this. We spent an amazing 3-4 hours on Penobscot Bay in the magical darkness. I don't know how I've lived this long and never heard of Luminescence. Karen, our guide, was professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and just about as excited as the group over this beautiful phenomenon. These sea creatures are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the bioluminescent kayak experience last night! The water absolutely glowed as our paddles flowed through it and the floating planetarium was fantastic! Highly recommend :)

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My college-aged son and his buddy had a wonderful time on the bioluminescent night paddle. The sights were spectacular and Karen did a fantastic job of managing a large group with different ages and abilities. Next time I will go too!

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