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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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Beautiful Way to end the Day

Great weather , perfect sunset . Saw eagles, lions, seals and incredible coastline . Definitely... read more

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Nice Nature Morning Boat ride in Bar Harbor

My family went on the Acadian Nature Cruise this past week. It was very pleasant 2 hour tour of the... 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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Reviewed yesterday

Great weather , perfect sunset . Saw eagles, lions, seals and incredible coastline . Definitely do this tour!

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My family went on the Acadian Nature Cruise this past week. It was very pleasant 2 hour tour of the harbor and islands that make up Bar Harbor. The guide was informative, funny and generally low key in his approach, which i personally liked. We...More

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We took the sightseeing and wildlife tour. I was afraid of getting sea sick, so the woman in the shop where the tours were booked steered me to this one and I was fine. We had a gorgeous morning and saw porpoises, seals, whales and...More

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Nice 2 hour cruise of Acadia coast line. My wife and several others spotted a small whale. We saw a bunch of seals in the water and several sun bathing on rocks. One negative is that we were sitting in middle of boat (top deck)...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great cruise! Informative. Crew was hospitable. Blankets and hot chocolate provided for the cool weather. Definitely recommend the sunset cruise if you're in Acadia.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have nice stories to tell, the scene is amazing, I would recommend it without hesitation! And they accept dogs, that's perfect!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide had vast knowledge of the area and also a great sense of humor conveying this information. I'm very glad I took this tour.

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

We are glad you came along with us! Thank you Diane Smith

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our two hour Nature tour. Highly recommend! It was so beautiful to see so much of the area by boat!

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

Thank you so much! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our kids had a great time learning the history and seeing sea lions and bald eagles. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I suspect you saw the adorable seals out at Egg Rock Lighthouse! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I picked up our tickets (about 3 hours in advance, which I'm glad we did), they offered a free van ride to the point where the boat dock was. Van only holds 10 people. I'm really glad we did because construction on Eden Street...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow thank you SO much for your wonderful review! We do have our complimentary van - one of them does hold up to 14 passengers and the other up to 12 passengers. We are delighted you were able to take advantage of them and we...More

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Jabg85
1 June 2018|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! We have two boats...our Acadian boat that does the Sightseeing/Nature cruises holds a maximum of 149 passengers. Our boat, the Islander, is licensed for 70 people but we take only a maximum of 35 on this one. That... More
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Roxannna C
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
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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