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“Very little "guiding" on tour”
Review of Port Clyde Kayaks

Port Clyde Kayaks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We guide spectacular Sea Kayak Tours on the coast of Maine. We are off the beaten path in the tiny fishing village of Port Clyde. On our tours you are likely to see porpoises, seals, osprey, bald eagles, sea ducks, and shore birds. We pride ourselves in 5 star service. All skill levels welcome. Please visit us!
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Our family of four took an afternoon tour one weekday in June. and we're sorry to report the experience was disappointing and underwhelming. We never caught our guide's name. He didn't introduce himself. And that set a pattern where he shared very little information with us over the next couple hours. We got no tips about how to paddle effectively. We never really knew where we were going. Every now and then he would point out some wildlife or a local landmark but he would do it to only whichever kayaker happen to be near him while the rest of us heard nothing. About the only time our guide spoke at length was when he ran into a friend paddle boarding and when he used his phone. He seemed like a nice enough man, but honestly, I don't know what we gained that we wouldn't have gotten from just renting kayaks and paddling about aimlessly as a family. It's a pretty location and I'm hoping we just caught this guy on an off day, but it was definitely a disappointing experience for our family.

Thank Matt P
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worldtravler55, Owner at Port Clyde Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Matt,

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We always strive to provide the highest quality service to our guests and we are so sorry you were not satisfied. We expect out guides to interact with clients and provide them with instruction where needed.We will mention your concerns make sure that the behavior is corrected. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Cody , Rocks ..this is the place for kayaking on the ocean in Maine ..just beautiful and the personal attention couldn’t be better ....

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We took the two hour island tour. It was great. Cody was terrific. I highly recommend the island tour. We are hoping to go on their sunset kayak tour next time we are in Maine.

Thank OtisInNYC
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Cody and son, James, were wonderful guides - very knowledgeable about the area and kayaking. Loved seeing eagles and tasting sea asparagus!

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We spent the afternoon on a three hour tour with guide Cody exploring the George's Islands and learning about the history of the area. The water was serene and the encounters with Seals, Eagles and Porpoises were fantastic! One of the best excursions we've been on. Tandem kayaks were perfect! We'll be back for the moonlight tour. Thanks to Cody and crew! You were the highlight of our trip!!

Thank Karen H
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