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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Wonderful cruise to view the outer islands

We took the longer, 3.5-4 hour tour. Our tour guide was a “local” having grown up in Bar Harbor. He... read more

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Reviewed November 16, 2017
Ellie G
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Wichita, Kansas
A Majestic Bald Eagle hovered over our boat right next to the American Flag!!

The journey was beautiful on a brightly lit October day.. The guide was most informative about the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Ken K
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Mapleville, RI
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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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Reviewed November 16, 2017

We took the longer, 3.5-4 hour tour. Our tour guide was a “local” having grown up in Bar Harbor. He had fabulous stories and great info about the area. The boat was comfortable and had clean bathrooms and snacks. Be sure to bundle up! It...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Thank you SO much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your Somes Sound tour and hope your entire stay was memorable. Diane Smith

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The journey was beautiful on a brightly lit October day.. The guide was most informative about the wildlife and the area. You can bring or rent binoculars ($3.00) which we did and were able to more thoroughly see the animals or properties that were called...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2017

Ah the joys of Mother Nature! Thank you for your wonderful review - and we are SO glad you enjoyed your time on the water with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

We had a great late fall two hour trip. We saw a lot more animals than I figured we would. We saw seals, sharks, loons, cormorants and eagles. The pair of bald eagles circled around us and seems to peach and pose for us. It...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us!! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I would recommend the Acadian Nature Cruises to any one visiting Bar Harbor, ME. It’s not guaranteed that you will see much wildlife but the scenic view is worth the trip and it was $30 well spent. Our tour guide was also very pleasant and...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Thank you for your awesome review - we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Although it was a COLD morning, we all bundled up in our layers and boarded the boat. It was smaller than I was expecting. The boat for the other cruise was more like what I had in mind (with an upper deck). I was first...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Somes Sound Fjord tour! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the trip with us - and hope your entire Bar Harbor visit was memorable! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This two hour tour was amazing and well worth the money. The crew was very knowledgeable, the boat was clean. It was a fantastic tour of the coastline. We saw cliffs, mountains, beautiful houses, lighthouses, seals, eagles and a eagles nest. It is about 10-15...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Awesome review - thank you!! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

My SO and I went on the two hour cruise and we were not disappointed! The staff was friendly and informative, the views were incredible and getting an opportunity to see the wildlife (bald eagles, harbor seals, ducks, etc) was priceless! Highly recommend.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Oh we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Our trip was outstanding. Two points were most notable first the guide narrator (retired school teacher) was excellent. Full of interesting nature and historical facts that he delivered with great aplomb. Second the Bald Eagle feeding on live just caught fish was worth the trip...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Thank you so very much for your wonderful review!! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The tour guide was amazing and the boat ride just as good. We really enjoyed the additional personal stories due to the tour guides local knowledge from having been raised in Bar Harbor. My mother and I enjoyed the tour tremendously and would definitely schedule...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Well thank you so much! We are delighted both you and your mom enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The cruise was great! The crew did a great job. The crew was very informative about the area. We learned a lot about the surrounding area. The trip was a great value. I would do this cruise again if in the area.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

Awesome thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Roxannna C
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Hello, We had a ramp made in 2017 specific for wheelchairs and have had multiple power chairs with no issues on or off the Acadian Boat. We are currently out of state until April 1st...if you need specific dimensions I can... More
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Hello! Our Acadian boat is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are confined to the first deck, but viewing is very good and restrooms are located on that deck. Ramp all the way down to and on to the boat.
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Hello! We start tours on May 11th...one trip daily at 1:00 p.m. Welcome aboard! Diane Smith
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