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15 Sea St, Castine, ME 04421-3014
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 August 2011

While staying at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine we got a great tip from a fellow guest that had done this trip the night before and strongly recommended it. I was traveling with my wife, 13 year old stepson and my 18 year old son...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I was pretty disappointed with this night time kayak experience. We met at 6, but did not even get in the water till around 7:30, once we were in the water it was very slow going because the guide, Karen, was constantly correcting everyone's form.That...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

My wife and I purchased sea kayaks when I retired. Although we have been active sailors, swimmers and canoeist for,decades we wanted to heve some expert instruction before we took our kayaks far from shore. We hired Karen to give us instruction on kayak techniques...More

Thank Bill E
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We chose the luminescent night time kayak adventure because of the bioluminescence. We got way more than that. We saw the northern lights, wonderful constellations, beautiful moon rise and a herd of cayotes howling. We went to the adventure as rookie kayakers. I was extremely...More

Thank Crisw350
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This was such a wonderful experience! Seeing all the bioluminescent organisms was truly magical, like thousands of fireflys in the water. The weather was perfect and no moon so the stars were out in full force. Nature has wowed me again. Don't miss out on...More

Thank BallardGirlForever
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My husband took this group kayak trip around Castine in the evening from 8-10. I was unable to go but his report was glowing—great instruction, very safety conscious, and the bioluminescence in the water was incredible. As well as the stargazing. Would highly recommend this...More

Thank 431anitap
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Did this tour with my two teenagers and it was great! Everyone enjoyed it! Our guide, James, was fantastic. The only complaint I have is that I booked over the phone and they added the tip without consulting me. I prefer to tip in cash...More

Thank Cindy W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was our first time kayaking and we could not have been happier! James was a great guide and my 6 and 8 year old kiddos were in heaven. We went to a beach where they could explore and skip rocks and Kim, our other...More

Thank AD7525
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I unfortunately was sick when our bioluminescent kayak tour came up, so my family went without me. When they got back, I asked them to describe the tour. My 12 year old son said it was legendary; my 14 year old daughter said it was...More

Thank hstevens001
Reviewed 14 October 2017 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 7 October 2017

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

2  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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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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