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Address: 168 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1120
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+1 207-255-3375
09:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Sat 09:00 - 12:00

Maine canoe trips, kayak tours, rentals, and river guides since 1996. Go...

Maine canoe trips, kayak tours, rentals, and river guides since 1996. Go canoeing or kayaking in Maine! It's good for the soul!

Offering guided sea kayak tours of Machias Bay and the Bold Coast, guided canoe trips on the St. Croix and Machias rivers, and canoe and kayak rentals by day or week.

Friendly staff, experienced guides, quality equipment. We help you enjoy more time on the water with family and friends!

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Rented Kayaks

We called ahead and these folks delivered a kayak to the home we are renting. The service was great and the price was fair.

Reviewed 8 July 2016
atlanta georgia
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atlanta georgia
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We called ahead and these folks delivered a kayak to the home we are renting. The service was great and the price was fair.

Thank mariekay
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

There are so many great riviers, pus the Machias Bay! We have used them more than once of a kayak day trip on the Machias River. Very accomodating.

Thank Lisa S
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We have gone kayaking with Rob since 2007 on our every-other-year trips to Maine. We have always been greatly pleased with the experience. This year we had a different experience. As usual, the actual kayaking trip (Great Wass Island day trip) was terrific. However, we received a surprise when we saw the charges. While the website clearly states that a... More 

1 Thank LJEMaryland
Boston, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Rented kayaks, at great expense, from these folks. Did not take one of their tours so can't comment on that. The line person was super nice but made a mistake regarding the rental price. The owner, in dealing with this, came across as quite hostile and seemed to think I was trying to pull some sort of a fast one,... More 

1 Thank jimcool
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156 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

My wife and I arranged to go on a half-day kayak tour of Machias Bay. I first sent Sunrise Kayak an email to make arrangements, which was answered the same day. We showed up for the tour, were given life vests and a dry bag for our stuff, and were driven about 15 minutes to the launch site. Our guide... More 

Thank Jim R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

I give 5 stars- the owner, Rob, was efficient and honest. He recommended the best trip given our experience and request. indeed, the river is beautiful, picturesque. Relatively easy to navigate. Great camp sites and there are plenty of them. We were lucky to have Jared as our guide. He was a guide, a father and a mother -all At... More 

Thank Sergey L
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297 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Overall, this is a trek of a lifetime! Rob was incredible. He gave us a quick lesson at our launch point (the historic Gates House) and we were off. The trip was serene and the scenery along the way was beautiful. We put in at a spot to eat our lunches and after, Rob took us to see the ancient... More 

Thank NieSam
Harrington, Maine, United States
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful organization that know their stuff along making you feel welcomed and accommodating. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for this kind of adventure.

Thank Katie C
Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I was visiting a family friend with my mom in Lubec who arranged this kayak trip. I did not know what to expect and I was blown away! Rob was easy going and we all felt comfortable from the beginning of the trip. We took a short drive to the site where we put the kayaks in. Rob gave us... More 

2 Thank Erika L
Nashville, Tennessee
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648 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Upon meeting Rob, we knew we were in good hands. This guy knows both the water and the history of the surrounds and our Machias Bay Tour was magnificent. It was quite windy by the time we got to the seal ledges and he made a wise call. Instead of us paddling against the waves and wind all the way... More 

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