PRIVATE TOURS

Acadia Park Kayak Tours

 
 

There are a lot of great reasons to schedule a private tour-


Couples, friends, and families will enjoy the intimacy of a private tour.


On a private tour children can be as young as five.


On a private tour inexperienced paddlers may use single kayaks.


You can schedule a sunrise tour with us starting anytime from just before sunrise (private tours can be scheduled for anytime of day but sunrise tours are always private).


On a private tour we can explore exactly what you want, stop where you want, and go at the pace you set.


With private tours we can leave from any spot on the island including the west side and Somes Sound.

Private tours can accommodate large groups of more than twelve people.


And of course you won’t have to paddle around with a bunch of strangers (so distasteful).





Private Morning, Afternoon, and Sunset Tours of Three and a Half to Four Hours (or Less)


The rates for private group tours in the morning, afternoon, or sunset, that depart at the regularly scheduled times from the beach in Bar Harbor at the end of Bridge street which are the regular three and a half hours (or less) are as follows-


One Person- 80--495 dollars

Two People- 100--495 dollars

Three People- 120--495 dollars

Four People- 160--495 dollars

Five People- 200--495 dollars

Six People- 240--495 dollars

Seven people- 280--495 dollars

Eight People- 320--495 dollars

Nine People- 360--495 dollars

Ten People- 400--495 dollars

Eleven people- 440--495 dollars

Twelve People- 40-45 dollars per person (the same rate as a regular 12 person open group tour)


The price of a private tour varies throughout the season and will depend mostly upon the date on which you want to schedule a tour.  Factors such as the month, the day of the week, holiday weekends, and the availability of guide staff all influence the pricing.


We will not be able to stop on an island on a private tour of less than three and a half hours.


If you choose to have your private tour be less than three hours please be aware that those tours are for people who only want a short taste of kayaking and want to stay close to the mainland shore the entire time.


In most of the months of May and October the private tour prices will be towards the lower end of the price scale while the busiest times of the season will have them at or near their highest.





Private Morning, Afternoon, and Sunset Tours Longer Than Three and a Half to Four Hours


The rates for private group tours in the morning, afternoon, or sunset, that are longer than the regular three and a half to four hours are as follows-


50--150 dollars per hour


The price of the tour will depend upon the number of people in the group as well as the date on which you want to schedule a tour.  Factors such as the month, the day of the week, holiday weekends, and the availability of guide staff all influence the pricing.


In most of the months of May and October the private tour prices will be towards the lower end of the price scale while h while the busiest times of the season will have them at or near their highest.





Private Sunrise Tours


The rates for a private group which schedules to go on a sunrise tour that departs from and returns to the beach in Bar Harbor are as follows-


One Person - 50--100 dollars per hour

Two People- 65--110 dollars per hour

Three People- 70--115 dollars per hour

Four People- 75--120 dollars per hour

Five People- 80--125 dollars per hour

Six People- 85--130 dollars per hour

Seven People- 90--135 dollars per hour

Eight People- 95--140 dollars per hour

Nine People- 100--145 dollars per hour

Ten People- 105--150 dollars per hour

Eleven People 110--155 dollars per hour

Twelve people- 115--160 dollars per hour







Private Nighttime Star Gazing Tours


Night tours are at least two and a half hours long.  Sometimes the night tours will run to three hours. 


One Person- 110--325 dollars

Two People- 130--325 dollars

Three People- 195--325 dollars

Four people- 260--325 dollars

Five to seven people- 65 dollars a person

Eight or more people- 60 dollars a person


Private groups can extend their tour up to four hours long for an additional charge.
If paying by credit card there is an additional 5% fee and a minimum 10% gratuity.






All private tours are a two hour minimum.


Just as with all tours private tours must be at least 3.5 hours long to afford the opportunity of stopping on an island for between 20-40 minutes and I suggest giving yourself this opportunity.

Private tours of at least 4.5 hours will have the chance to paddle to the cliffs of Long Porcupine Island without stopping on an island.

Private tours of of at least 5 hours long will be able to able to paddle past the cliffs of Long Porcupine and stop for a rest on the picturesque Hop Island.  Please note that at least a half an hour is spent on the beach in preparation and that these estimates are based on paddling at a leisurely pace.


There is an additional 5% fee plus a minimum 10% gratuity if you pay with a credit card.


Private tours must give 4 days/96 hours of notice to cancel without being charged.


If you are looking to schedule a private overnight camping trip call us to discuss pricing and availability.


Private groups can be larger than twelve people.  They can have up to 48 people but we may or may not be able  to take out more than twelve at a time depending on the availability of guides (the sooner you call the better). 

Depending on the composition of your group we might advise you to break up into multiple trips in order to have a better experience, but ultimately we will accommodate your request if we can.


You will often find that other outfitters either don’t offer private tours or require a large group minimum or weeks or more advanced reservation.  Call us and if we have an opening in our schedule we will take any size group without advanced reservation.



(207) 266-1689

Can you believe that some people actually go out on a tour with a group of absolute strangers they’ve never even been properly introduced to?

Private Kayak Tour Rates

 
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