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Address: 182 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4414
Phone Number:
+1 207-244-5385
08:30 - 05:30
08:30 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 05:30
08:30 - 17:30

Combine all that is spectacular about Mount Desert Island, and you will see...

Combine all that is spectacular about Mount Desert Island, and you will see it from another angle on this ocean fishing trip. Not only do we offer a great ½ day or ¾ day trip for you and your friends and family, but we also haul lobster traps for each person on the boat (weather and time permitting). Legal Lobsters are divided or raffled, yours with our compliments! Yes, That is right! Most likely free lobster with your trip! This also gives our guests an idea how lobsters are caught on our Maine Coast.

  Enjoy seals, porpoises, eagles, osprey, sea birds and ducks. The 3/4 day fishing trips can take you to Mt Desert Rock Lighthouse (weather permitting). This unique area is where the the Lighthouse is the furthest offshore and the first place the sun rises in the USA, as well as the home to large population of seals, and near the migration area of whales.

This trip is a great trip for kids

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Father/Son Fishing Trip

My husband and son went on their first fishing trip. It was a great day. The staff was wonderful and the operation was a class act. They cleaned the fish for them and each brought... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Jennifer B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and son went on their first fishing trip. It was a great day. The staff was wonderful and the operation was a class act. They cleaned the fish for them and each brought home a lobster to enhance our Maine experience....we were camping in our RV so we threw the tails on the bbq! We highly recommend them... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Garnerville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The reservation process was interesting to say the least. Annie has no time for humor nor giving you information like where to buy lunch at 7 AM. You have to give your credit card information, but receive no confirmation.We had to arrive at the boat at 7:30. Parking is in a 2 hr zone or "a mile down the road."... More 

Thank Joy E
AcadiaFishing, Manager at Acadia Fishing Tours, responded to this review

Anny is sorry about not being able to plan your trip and where to eat and the like, perhaps it is because it is at the end of the season and with thousands of calls and emails she was a bit whipped out, and if you give credit card info you over the phone for a phone reservation true we... More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The captain and helpers were knowledgeable and really helped make the day great. There were lots of fish to be caught and we all took home a lobster. The only negative was that the day started out a bit slow. We were waiting for people to show and payment took a bit. The boat is a bit smaller than other... More 

Thank megagirasol4717
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Having grown up fishing on Long Island I was so happy to have my kids, 9 and 11, enjoy the experience of salt water fishing. Barb was so friendly and informative. It was a great time. I did enjoy the lobster haul at the end of the trip. It was exciting and nice to learn about the process. We left... More 

Thank Janet S
Pine Valley
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Had a good time but a few improvements needed. Here is the blow to blow of my first ocean fishing trip. There was a strange reservations process. You have to reserve online and then also make a phone call to confirm the reservation. When I called, the women couldn't find my reservation and was a little rude. Turns out she... More 

Thank smclean17
AcadiaFishing, Manager at Acadia Fishing Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sir the biggest problem aI have with your letter,not knowing who you are... but that doesn't make a difference. This is the problem,People call and say "I have a reservation with you Wednesday" so I look for the following Wednesday, no ...so I go to the next Wed sometimes it is there and then sometimes not not because it... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 4 kids (ages 5-11) out for an afternoon half day fishing trip. It cost $59 per adult and $39 per kid. We got lucky with the weather as it was overcast with a little breeze (they said it was calm that morning and the flies were biting on the boat) but clam on the water. The staff... More 

Thank cejonz
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

About 40 of us left Beal's Lobster Pier on a gray morning for a 3/4 day fishing trip. The Vagabond (our lobster boat) was a little tight, but comfortable enough, especially when people spread out beyond the bench seats. Captain John started with catching lobsters not too far off the coast. Unlike on the half-day tour where lobstering was limited... More 

Thank Susan and Vinh N
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

You will NOT be disappointed in this excursion. This is a wonderful family fun expedition for everyone. The crew is AWESOME! They make sure that your trip is a fun and SAFE experience. They can be a bit stern ( little boat humor) but people need to remember that they are putting safety first above all else. After all, that's... More 

Thank Suzee1962
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The captain obviously knew where the fish are and he drove the boat to the particular spot where almost everyone caught fish fairly easily. My kids had a great fun as sometimes they got 3 fish at the same time - each on the 3 hooks of a single rod. Almost all fish caught were pollocks. A few cods caught... More 

Thank BlueHero
AcadiaFishing, Manager at Acadia Fishing Tours, responded to this review

We are happy that you had a great time and your kids had a good time as well . We try to encourage people to go up to the bow of the boat were they also can fish and there is plenty of room , but you can't force people unfortunately. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Packed boat with thirty people on board, including 7 loud rowdy children. 8 am charter did not leave the dock until 9 am. Average size of the fish we were catching was 6". I thought we were snag fishing for the bait to catch bigger fish, but later found that this was the bait for the lobster traps. Paid 2... More 

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