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Address: Damariscotta, ME 04543-4646
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+1 207-563-5732

At Midcoast Kayak we offer kayaking and stand up paddleboard tours, rentals...

At Midcoast Kayak we offer kayaking and stand up paddleboard tours, rentals and instruction on Muscongus Bay and the beautiful Damariscotta River Estuary. Our retail store is conveniently located in downtown Damariscotta and our touring base is located in Bremen, two miles north of Round Pond Village. Meet at our harbor location for full and half day sea kayak eco-tours, including Sunset Tours daily. Join a class taught by an ACA Certified Instructor. Family fun, beautiful sights, and a friendly learning environment await you at Midcoast Kayak!

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Family kayaking

Great late morning kayaking. Team at Midcoast Rentals were extremely helpful, provided full instructions and gave us all necessary assistance, ideas and routes to make our... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Grant D
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great late morning kayaking. Team at Midcoast Rentals were extremely helpful, provided full instructions and gave us all necessary assistance, ideas and routes to make our kayaking a really great experience.

1 Thank Grant D
Auburn, Maine
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had a great paddle this morning with Mitch. It was a perfect day and we were able to go for a nice long trip. Saw an eagles nest, and seals. So much fun paddling where the seals were and watching them play on the rocks and in the water. Thank you Mitch! We will be back!!

1 Thank Pamela K
Hanau, Germany
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 July 2016

They were great, all the gar was really organized, they met us at the harbor and it took no time at all to get us outfitted with the right kayaks, wetsuits, sea skirts. The equipment was in really good shape. They asked us where we were going and also asked us to make sure we called them once we returned... More 

1 Thank CMS314
Stockton, NJ
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

First the good....friendly staff (thanks to Paul for all his help in making the sale acting as the communication link between me and Mitch the owner as well as Paul's help getting my finicky Thule kayak rack on my roof rack). Next the not so good....bought a used kayak yesterday from them. Mitch the owner was not open to price... More 

1 Thank OrbeaLiege
Mitch530, Owner at Midcoast Kayak, responded to this review

I'm sorry you feel unhappy that our transaction was not as positive as it should have been. At Midcoast Kayak we strive to provide a high quality experience for people who want to get on the water whether that be through sales, lessons, tours, or rentals. I did the best price I could on the boat you purchased. The boat... More 

Fredericton, Canada
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I have bought my kayak through the Midcoast Kayak last fall and decided to take a beginner's lesson. There was a bit of scheduling problem, but I finally got my one-on-one lesson in the first week of August. My instructor (sorry, I forgot the name - was it Kelly?) was amazing. She was patient, able to explain all commands/techniques clearly... More 

1 Thank Aggie W
Boston, MA
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Two friends and I took an early season overnight kayak and camping trip with Midcoast Kayak. It was as good as it gets. 1. communication- Mitch, the owner, is excellent in ensuring that everything is in order prior to the trip. He emailed a detailed list of equipment needs (most, if not all, of which is supplied by Midcoast), the... More 

1 Thank MDHBoston
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Kayaking around Muscongus Bay with Chris, the guide from Midcoast Kayak, was a lot of fun. He was very knowledgeable about both the regional history and the wildlife. Moreover, he was well equipped and prepared for emergencies (though none happened). He knew just where to take us for the best view of the local bald eagle; moreover, we were fortunate... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

We signed up for the Sunset Tour to do some kayaking on a Saturday evening. It certainly helped that the weather was wonderful, but our guide Chris made the trip really great. He made sure that we were properly set up and comfortable with the equipment, and was very pleasant to chat with as he showed us around the bay.... More 

1 Thank G_Dopp
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

The sunset cruise is awesome. My whole family and I had the opportunity to take a scenic paddle at the end of the day. The tour guide was very friendly and helpful. On the tour we only went as slow as the slowest person. No need to worry about keeping up with the more elite kayakers. Also, double/ tandem kayaks... More 

Thank MARY L
West Orange, New Jersey
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We thought with lots of fog and cooler than normal temps the trip was in jeopardy. Chris our guide had us in great condition. The trip was well worth it and the weather turned much better once we got past Hog Island and on our way. Chris was a good host, good with kids, very patient. Recommend!

Thank D W

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