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Sail Acadia

11 Apple Ln, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
+1 207-266-5210
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Great family trip!

Spent the afternoon on the Elizabeth T. lobster boat with our group of 7 and other families. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jennifer H
Wonderful Sailing Experience

My daughters and I had never been sailing and decided to take the 3 hour sailboat tour on the Helen... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GGeet
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We offer private and shared sailing trips aboard our two Friendship Sloops, the Alice E. and Helen Brooks, as well as outings and nature tours on our wooden lobster boat, the Elizabeth T. Escape the crowds of Bar Harbor and view Acadia National Park from the beautiful shores of Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor -- Mount Desert Island's "Quietside".
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11 Apple Ln, Dysart's Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4424
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+1 207-266-5210
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent the afternoon on the Elizabeth T. lobster boat with our group of 7 and other families. Our first mate/guide Rye was very knowledgeable, had great stories and encouraged questions. We saw bald eagles, seals, harbor porpoises, and held a lobster straight from the trap!...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughters and I had never been sailing and decided to take the 3 hour sailboat tour on the Helen Brooks. There were 5 guests total and the captain and person manning the sails. We had a wonderful relaxing and very informative sail. They were...More

Thank GGeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 10. We booked the lobster boat for ourselves, basically the same price as 10 single tickets, which allowed my son to bring his dog along too. Our first mate, Ry, was a personable and knowledgeable guide. We toured Somes Sound,...More

Thank hhkathi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day on the Helen Brooks! Thoroughly enjoyed the scenery & sailboat. Highly recommend for anyone who enjoys the water & is interested in sailing.

Thank MCVKMV
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We sailed on the Alice E for the sunset cruise. We started late to allow some iffy weather to pass. The boat is as pictured. It was us (my wife and I) one other couple and their son. The captain was pleasantly conversational but not...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was last to get to boat because captain did not come for us. All covered seats taken, thank heavens that it was not too hot. Could not hear the guide about the area. Boat was crowded with 20 people and difficult to get a picture,...More

Thank Clyde H
Sail A, Owner at Sail Acadia, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your response. We aim to provide a quality experience on the Elizabeth T. I'm very sorry for the confusion with boarding. I'm not sure what happened because we normally board passengers all together. Elizabeth T has covered and sunny seats to provide...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Private charter for large group this past Wednesday for 15 adults and teenagers. Added 1 hour to the 2 hour charter. Beautiful day to cruise around Sothwest and Northeast Harbor. The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. They pulled up a few lobster lots, kids...More

Thank Beth E
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had a great sail with Captain Carl and First Mate Sondra! Exciting under full sail with a good wind, relaxing with calm sea and beautiful sunset. The Alice E is a beauty and provides for an intimate and informative tour. Thanks again!

Thank trinaleah
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Our family booked a private charter for 8, and requested for it to mimic the lobstering and nature tour. The staff was very accommodating and our family really enjoyed the personalized tour. We got some wonderful photographs and were able to check 2 lobster traps,...More

Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 16 June 2017

An afternoon sailing around the bay and learning about the area. Our captain was friendly and informative without being too chatty. The Alice E is well maintained and my son and I loved our time sailing.

Thank StLouisKristinP
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dorolee23
12 May 2016|
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Response from Fonda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need to make a reservation. I think had called them using the number at the bottom of the Sail Acadia website, but their email address is also listed there..
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JanetgKippax
25 June 2015|
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Response from Sail A | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for your inquiry, We pride ourselves on being a small, intimate operation where we can get to know our guests by name. We only take out a maximum of 6 passengers per boat. If you had a larger party, we... More
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