Paddle boarding is a safe and healthy outlet and can be great socially distant activity so we encourage you to get outside and get on the water!
Due to current state guidelines surrounding COVID-19, in order to provide the safest paddling environment, we are only accepting private bookings on guided tours at this time. All clients must sign a waiver stating they are in compliance with the most current Keep Maine Healthy Plan
We are requesting that if possible clients transport themselves and/or meet us directly at our put-in location. If you do need a ride we ask that all people riding with us be members of the same household. We are also requiring that all visitors to our store wear a mask while indoors and that all clients wear a mask while we interact on land. Once on the water masks can be removed. We have free disposable masks available for use and reusable masks for sale in the store.
Your health and safety are our first priority. It has been and remains to be our policy to make sure all equipment is clean and/or properly sanitized after each trip and this will continue to be our practice moving forward. Also, we would ask that you have a mask or face covering that can be worn during times of closer interaction (such as during the safety orientation)
Thanks for your support and we will all get through this together!!
Get ready for a fun-filled trip of exploring, swimming, and sightseeing on one of the beautiful lakes of Acadia. Perfect for anyone looking for an ideal place to learn, an easier paddling environment, warm water, or the perfect place for kids (and adults) to play in the water.
Experience the picturesque Maine coast on a SUP! Paddleboarding in the calm bays and harbors of Mount Desert Island is sure to be an unforgettable vacation experience. Wetsuits provided at no additional cost. Suitable for beginner and intermediate paddlers alike.
Strap a couple boards to the top of your car and spend the day exploring the pristine lakes of Acadia at your own pace on our high quality SUP’s. All necessary equipment is provided including pads and straps to safely transport your rental. Rent for as little as a few hours or up to a whole week!
The beautiful lakes and bays in and around Acadia National Park await you! As the first and only destination for all things paddle boarding in downwest Maine, we are passionate about what we do and helping you discover the wonders of stand up paddling. We offer group or private SUP trips, SUP yoga, and paddleboard rentals.
Our downtown Bar Harbor store is the only full-service specialty shop in Maine. We sell a full line of paddle boards, paddles, and accessories with something to fit every budget. We also sell a wide variety of swimwear for all ages, summer apparel, beach accessories, footwear, jewelry, and just about anything else you’d expect to find in a “surf shop.”
"My sister and I had a two hour guided ocean tour with Chris. He was very knowledgeable and patient in teaching us a number of additional strokes and maneuvers. The area is also absolutely breathtaking. The water was crystal clear and we even saw a jellyfish. I cannot recommend this enough. I am taking my husband here next time we visit Acadia."
-Cornelia C. on TripAdvisor
We had an incredible time with Acadia SUP. Our instructor Chris was super knowledgeable, funny and did a great job of mixing instruction with interesting facts about the island and funny anecdotes. A beautiful way to see the harbor. Thanks for a super time!
-dtanklef. on TripAdvisor
"We visited Acadia a few weeks ago and booked an ocean tour. We had a great time! We are novices and Chris took the time to teach us all the technique we would need to get around without a problem... It was a fun way to explore and spend time on the water. Chris knows what he is doing and it shows. A lovely activity to do in Bar Harbor!"
What a Blast!
We took a group lesson in the harbor just outside bar Island. Our instructor, Terry, was excellent. He had us up on the boards in no time. Was very patient with us even through a couple of splashes. The early morning tour in the harbor was very calm and the wetsuits helped with any falls. So glad we did it, would highly recommend!
Robert S. on TripAdvisor
Such a memorable Acadia experience! We loved the trip and our guide Chris - he explained the history and interesting facts about the area and took us to a beautiful location. Highly recommend!
- Katie R on TripAdvisor
I Highly Recommend
I paddle boarded for the first time and it was amazing . Chris was my instructor . I could not have asked for the better instructor and the spot . Chris was very patient, knowledgeable , gave clear instructions including safety instructions , and helped us to be comfortable on the board and out on the water. The spot he picked was magical . The water was crystal clear and perfect temperature . The entire experience was amazing . You have to do it !
- Happy_life111 on TripAdvisor