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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-2300
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Definitely a must-see!

We did both a bus tour through Acadia and the Nature Cruise to see Mt Desert. This was our favorite... read more

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Larraine79
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Frederick, Maryland
Excellent Adventure

This fishing trip was great! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. My daughter... read more

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Acadian Nature Cruises offers 4 distinct tours sailing from Bar Harbor, Maine. Our sightseeing / nature cruises sail along the shoreline of Frenchman Bay and see summer mansions, Egg Rock Lighthouse, highights of Acadia National Park as well as bald eagles, harbor porpoise, seals and other sights and wildlife. Trips are 2 hours long, pet friendly and sail at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 6:30pm (Sunset tour in July) or 6:00pm (Sunset tour in August)daily. Our other tours include: Puffins, Lighthouses & Seabirds tour, Family Friendly Fishing Trips, and our fall spectacular Somes Sound Fjord Harbors Tour. All tours leave from Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME. We offer FREE ONSITE PARKING! A real plus in Bar Harbor! At the end of your tour, come visit the Sea Dawg Gift Shop at 47 West St. and pick up a souvenier!
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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+1 207-801-2300
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Reviewed yesterday

We did both a bus tour through Acadia and the Nature Cruise to see Mt Desert. This was our favorite activity during our stay in Bar Harbor. Our guide, Carl, and Captain Jeff showed us some beautiful coastline of Mt Desert and the surrounding islands....More

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Reviewed yesterday

This fishing trip was great! The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. My daughter caught her first and second fish!

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Reviewed yesterday

I would go again in a heartbeat. Saw lots of sights, caught a lot of fish, an overall fantastic time. The crew was so helpful, cleaned our fish at the end of the trip for us to take home, it was just a great time....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We take an Acadian cruise every time we come to Bar Harbor. They are always smooth and educational. The staff are always friendly and have a good sense of humor.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

You know we love our passengers but even more than that - we love our repeat passengers!!! Thank you for spending time with us once again!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the nature scenic tour and it was amazing! The staff was awesome and accommodating both in the office and on the boat. I was worried that we would have to walk from downtown Bar Harbor to the launch but they provided a beautiful...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow - thank you SO much!! What a wonderful review - our driver, Sheldon, is a pretty cool guy!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great cruise. Our naturalist was so knowledgeable and entertaining. When we got out of the cove to the edge of the ocean it was COLD. Thankfully the Acadian Natural Cruise line had blankets to pass out. It's like...this is JULY. Seriously, would...More

Thank Karen F
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us!!

Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our two hour tour of Frenchman's Bay. We learned about the islands, bird life, the skills of lobsters and lobstermen, and all sorts of facts about why and how Bar Harbor was established. It was a most enjoyable tour,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My group including a 6 & 9 yo loved this trip. It was the perfect length of time. We saw so much wildlife and got a great overview of the area. This was really helpful in planning the rest of our days in such a...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you were able to get out with us - thank you for the awesome review!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to earn the history of Bar Harbor. Lots of sea life , and a Great look at the mansions hidden from the main roads . Everyone should go.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you SO much!!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the sunset nature cruise following a day of hiking. Not only did we get to see another view of the island and some of the impressive homes and hotels, but the guide's narration was very informative. He gave lots of details about both...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow that's awesome! Thank you - we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us!!

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brwnys
2 August 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Our Sightseeing/Nature cruises run about 2 hours at either 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or our sunset trip at 6:00 p.m. (sunset trips change time throughout July & August so check ahead if this is your choice) We also offer a... More
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Ashley C
1 July 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! I recommend a reservation a day or two before you wish to go. We are very pet friendly to friendly pets! You just need to have them leashed how you normally would to take them on board.
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longhornfanMaryland
25 May 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, I won't say never but it's very rare we have anyone who has an issue on the Acadian (Sightseeing/Nature Cruise) boat. We stay in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay and it's typically much calmer than the longer... More
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