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Downeast Windjammer Cruises Lines

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Fantastic crew

The whole crew was fantastic but the captain was exceptional. Very knowledgeable & friendly; he... read more

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nusilarson
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Midvale, Utah
Smooth Beautiful Family Sunset Cruise

One of the highlights of our Bar Harbor visit. A smooth ride for our entire family (ages 3 and... read more

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jblewis49
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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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Visit the other side of Acadia National Park and join us for a ferry ride aboard the Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor/ Schoodic Ferry departing from downtown Bar Harbor. You'll pass lighthouses, mountains, fishing villages mansions and lobstermen hauling...more
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7 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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Reviewed yesterday

The whole crew was fantastic but the captain was exceptional. Very knowledgeable & friendly; he even lent me his binoculars so I could see an eagle we spotted

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Reviewed yesterday

One of the highlights of our Bar Harbor visit. A smooth ride for our entire family (ages 3 and up). It gets a little chilly at sunset so bring a jacket or blanket. Beautiful sights. We even saw dolphins. The crew was great, friendly and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice cruise. The wind didn't co-operate but the sunset was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been on sail cruises before, so there is some precedent for this review. The sail itself was only OK, as the places we visited in Frenchman Bay and the manner of the sail was fairly unexciting. More disappointing was that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The sunset cruise was a good option. We saw a beautiful sunset on a mostly clear evening cruise. However, there were some negatives: 1. We pulled away from the dock under motor power. After a short time, the engines were turned off and the sails...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice time on Frenchman's Bay near Bar Harbor. The waters were calm that day, the temperatures mild, and the sunset glorious. I engaged Captain Jeff for a good part of the time and he filled me with knowledge about the sailing profession and also about...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crew was fabulous. Beautiful evening. Would have been nice if there was more wind :). However, great to be out on the water. Thank you.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Expected a lot more. Going out into the harbor, then setting behind an island for an hour is hardly a cruise. More time spent with the engine that with the sails. Bogus. Music was nice, but that is not what I paid for.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun cruise at a lovely time of day. Even though it was a little cloudy, the cruise was still entertaining. We had fun helping raise the sails. You can bring food and drink along. We enjoyed some wine and munchies while the ship sailed and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This cruise was so much fun! We took the evening cruise brought a bottle of wine and just sat back looking out at the water and the beautiful Acadia forest.

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mab42
17 January 2017|
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Response from 728harryf | Reviewed this property |
NO. This is just a cruise around Bar Harbor and Frenchman's Bay. I don't know if there is a ferry to Nova Scotia.
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