Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding LLC  |  200 Main St.  |  Bar Harbor, ME  |  207-610-2970  |
Closed for the Season. Reopening Daily in Mid-May!!!

**Available by Appointment for Board Sales. Please call to arrange a time.**

10% Pre-Season Booking Discount! Book Your Trip by May 12 and enter 2018SAVE10 at checkout!

Our Staff

Chris Strout - Owner / Head Guide:

Chris is often better known in the area as the "paddleboard guy." A Maine native, Chris and has been paddling since he was a young teenager. A Master Maine Guide in multiple disciplines, Chris is the most experienced and highly certified SUP instructor in the state. A professional guide since 2002, he is one of most knowledgeable paddling guides in the area and he is always excited to share his passion and love for paddling, the ocean, natural history, and the MDI area with you.  What began as a passion for sea kayaking became an obssession with stand up paddling. It was this obsession that led him to found Acadia SUP in 2011 after almost a decade with one of the local kayak outfitters. Starting with couple maxed out credit cards, a homemade website, a truck with some boards on top, and a dream to do his own thing, the business has grown to somehting Chris is proud of.  When he's not paddling or working elsewhere in the business Chris can probably be found sneaking in a few miles on his road bike.

Alex Taylor - SUP Yoga

Alex has been with us as our SUP yoga instructor since 2013. A native of South Florida, Alex learned to swim before she could walk, and has loved water sports ever since! She is a certified scuba diver, worked as a kayak tour guide in Key West, and takes any opportunity to jump in the water (as long as it's not too cold!) When Alex first tried SUP, she was instantly hooked. Alex spends the winters in Florida with her husband and dog Tasman, As the director for the MDI Summer Festivlal of the Arts she loves her summers on MDI and had been coming since she was 4 years old. She is so excited to bring together all of the things she loves through SUP and SUP yoga.

Terry Pinkham - Master Guide and SUP Instructor:

Terry is our indispensable jack of all trades. If we need something fixed or taken care of he's the guy. As a Master Maine Guide and Level 2 SUP instructor with the American Canoe Association, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes his trips so much fun. With a smooth laid back style reminiscent of the quintessential Maine way of life, every trip with Terry is a blast. A navite of Ellsworth just off the island there is little Terry cant tell you about the area including great fishing spots. A true outdoorsman Terry can usually be found outside, hunting, fishing, or boating.

Sarah Thibault - Fitness and SUP Instructor:

A highly sought after fitness instructor in Bangor, Sarah started teaching SUP for us in 2016.  Looking for ways to get out of the gym every so often, she loves her days down on the island where she gets to paddle and have fun. Sarahs experience makes her a highly skilled and technical paddler. She is sure to be able to give you a workout if you want one.  Don't worry though, Sarah is no drill sargent (as far as we know) and her professinalism and fun-loving nature shows in the way people rave about their time on the water with her.  She is also recently certified in Buti Yoga and we are excited to see how she will bring those influences into her SUP trips.

Curtis Paradis: SUP Instructor:

If we had to describe Curtis in one word is would be: goofball.  Don't let that fool you.  As the youngest member on the staff, Curtis is a phenomenal athlete and top notch instructor.  One of the top level ski racers in Maine Curtis brings an energy to all his trips that is nothing short of infectious.  Curtis started with us in 2017 and is currently in college working on his degree.  He loves the outdoors and wants to make a career out of guiding and teaching. When he is not on the water Curtis loves to hike, fish, and push the limits of what he can do outdoors.

Wendy Wyman - SUP Instrutor and Shop Manager:

Wendy joind Acadia SUP in 2017. New to the sport, she quickly became a key part of the team running the shop and instructing on trips. Wendy loves to chat so don't be shy to come into the shop and get her started on all her favorite things to do in Acadia. Her passion for life is infectious and its impossible to spend an afternoon on the water with Wendy without having fun. She is always on the go with some new adventure on the horizon and when she isn't working is likely out hiking, exploring, and connecting with others. Wendy is also a licensed massage therapist and has years of experience working with people in that field.