Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding LLC  |  200 Main St.  |  Bar Harbor, ME  |  207-610-2970  |  info@acadiasup.com
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About Acadia Stand Up

Founded in 2011, we are proud to be the the #1 location for paddleboarding in not only the Mount Desert Island area but all of Downeast Maine. As far as we know we are the Northeastern most paddle board company in the entire US.

Our roots go back to the summer of 2002 when owner Chris Strout started a love affair with Bar Harbor, the ocean, and sea kayaking. What was supposed to be a summer job while in college turned into 10 years of guiding for and managing one of the largest kayak outfitters on the East Coast. Bar Harbor being the seasonal town that it is, Chris was free to roam during the winter months and it was while in Hawaii during the winter in 2008 that paddle boarding first hit Chris' radar.

However, it wasn't until the spring of 2011 when Chris was working for a kayak company in Washington DC that he got hooked. The company had recently started doing SUP themselves and Chris found himself wanting to paddle board more than he wanted to kayak. The rest is history. By the early fall of 2011, Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding was a reality with 2012 being the first full season on record.

We are excited to be on the forefront of the explosion of SUP in Maine and are passionate about what we do, and how we do it. We aren't a big company, and we probably never will be but there is a satifaction in waking up every day knowing that you get to do what you love and make a living doing it. We hope you will come discover as we have, how amazing SUP can be.

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