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We enjoyed a boat ride to see Somme's Sound. Great wildlife. Great to hear history of the area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
corgikids
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Doylestown, Pa
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Separates the Two Sides of the Island

This body of water separates the two sides of the island - the quieter side with Southwest Harbor... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
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The only fjord on the U.S. East Coast.
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Follow signs from Route 3, or use your map program to find Sargeant Drive, Mount Desert, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a boat ride to see Somme's Sound. Great wildlife. Great to hear history of the area and see the "cottages" of rich and famous. Worth an evening. Do tip the narrator. He's greaT

Thank corgikids
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This body of water separates the two sides of the island - the quieter side with Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor and the main side with Bar Harbor and most of Acadia attractions. The island is small enough that if you stayed on the quiet...More

1  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We took a small detour from Rt 102 to spend some time to enjoy the beautiful view of the rocks standing on this fjord. Best is to park the car near the Valley Cove trail and walk for a while to enjoy the views around...More

Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We took kayaks out on the Sound after the morning mist cleared. The fjord has the views and the calm waters you'd expect from one of the island's lakes, but with the ocean's wildlife, like sea stars and jellyfish. At Flying Mountain, there's a place...More

2  Thank pleurodont
Reviewed 13 July 2017

the sea princess has inexpensive tickets to explore the sound by boat. see lots of wildlife & mansions. narrator very knowledgable.

1  Thank terri f
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This fjord is best appreciated from the water. High rock walls dwarf people in boats. Winds may sweep down in blasts.

Thank rejuvenator2
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I sail up and down Somes Sound frequently. It is an amazing placed carved from granite. With Sargeant Drive to the east, sections of Acadia National Park all around, magnificent summer homes and several working boatyards you get a sense of beauty found in few...More

Thank joanbMaine
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time camping and Somes Sound was such a nice place! The pool was so convenient and some of the time we even had it to ourselves! The campground is also in a great area. Very close to Acadia and a beautiful...More

Thank Ali C
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is one of our favorite places on Mount Desert Island. We love to go early in the morning and watch the lobster boats going out. And again in the late afternoon, evening and watch the changeing light on the water and the mountains in...More

Thank lynnm102
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We saw this on the side of the road when the Missus and Lil-Boy got restless. Great place to stop and just take it in

Thank Julian V
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gregwider
4 October 2017|
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Check out a new history cruise on Somes Sound. They are posted on the web at the Mount Desert Island (MDI) Historical Society. Note that the Sound's history comes from is geology - a hiding place from British Men of War, a... More
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gregwider
4 October 2017|
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I don't think that there is a brochure on the Sound. No one makes any money on the Sound, so no one is going to pay to print a brochure. Somes Sound stands out as scenic, historic, and geographically unique. You can't... More
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Anxious P
17 September 2016|
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Response from Julian V | Reviewed this property |
You should ask this question directly to the vessel operators because they might change docks or POD's depending on the occupancy vs. people booked.
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