Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Bar Harbor, Maine
Our 2024 Calendar is Live. Trips and Rentals starting 5/15/24!
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Great For Families & Kids | From $65
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.
Fun For All Skill Levels | From $65
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.
Explore On Your Own | From $36
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!
About Acadia SUP
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
"I went paddle boarding with my sister during the labor day weekend. Our tour guide was Nell and she was awesome. We were both first-timers and I really appreciate how she took the time to go over all the different techniques to make the experience not seem intimidating. She was also super chill and was great to chat with out in the water. It was such an amazing experience. It definitely made my trip to Maine unforgettable!"
-Samantha 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
Very Enjoyable Experience
"We could not have asked for a better time! Nell, our leader, was the most friendly, informative, and cool person I’ve met in a long time. It was raining during our session, but that made wildlife spotting even better. We saw schools of fish and even a few seals!"
-Brooke H. on Tripadvisor
"Was first time paddle boarding for my wife, only 2nd time for myself & 3 children. Had Long Pond almost to ourselves, beautiful setting. Terry was great with the kids and was a great instructor, had us up and enjoying the lake in no time. Would recommend to novices and experienced alike."
-Matt G. 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