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Castine Kayak Adventures

15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
+1 207-866-3506
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Campobello Kayak Weekend

The trip was terrific: well-organized with comfortable accomodation, equipment in good order, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Very good instructor

We were there with 2 kids 9 and 11. We did tandem, 2 per kayak. Karen is very knowledgeable and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
odile s
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15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank odile s
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 18 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

Thank berkscanuck
Karen F, Owner at Castine Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

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

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

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Karen Francoeur did a wonderful job in planning and leading a 7 day trip for a group of eight of us. We started in Machiasport and ended in Castine, did about 80 miles total. We were going to camp for a few days, but with...More

Thank demetrioskaris
Karen F, Owner at Castine Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

So fun sharing it with you and your group!

Reviewed 29 May 2017

I was planning on joining a group day tour, but since no one else had signed up, Karen offered to do a solo tour for a modest additional amount. Had an awesome time on the water, exploring all the bays, and had lunch on an...More

Thank John F
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...More

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Karen F, Owner at Castine Kayak Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Glad to share such magical experiences!!! Keep noticing the magic!

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...More

Thank Jack D
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Tina T
2 October 2016|
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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!
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