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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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We had a group of 4 that went out for the 4 hour fishing trip. The seas were a little rough that... read more

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Shawnna P
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Salem, New Hampshire
Delivered the cruise that we expected

Acadian Nature Criuse is a professional operation that gave us the cruise that was described on the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie B
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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“bald eagles” (105 reviews)
“harbor seals” (49 reviews)
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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 had a group of 4 that went out for the 4 hour fishing trip. The seas were a little rough that day, so it took us some time to find a good spot to drop a line, but once we did, everyone in our...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Acadian Nature Criuse is a professional operation that gave us the cruise that was described on the website.

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Thank Katie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the "puffins, lighthouses and seabirds" tour, which is on the smaller of their two boats. This is an almost four hour cruise, and much of that time is spent speeding out to Petit Manan Island where the puffins are. If you want a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cruise takes you around Frenchman's Bay off the coast of Mount Desert Island. The naturalist on our cruise was extremely knowledgeable about Bar Harbor, the islands in Frenchman's Bay, etc. and all the wild life there. We got close enough to one of the...More

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

Thank you for taking time out to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to Acadia 4 times in the last 14 years, and the majority of my time was spent on land or on a kayak.. The cruise along Frenchman Bay allowed my family and me to see seals and bald eagles, as well as a...More

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

Thank you for your awesome review! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful cruise! Our tour guide was very entertaining and informative. It does tell you to bring a jacket on the website, and I did, but the temperature drop was unbelievable! There were blankets available. Highly recommend...More

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

Oh thank you for the important reminder - it does tend to get from 15 to 20 degrees cooler on the water - even on the hottest, sunniest days! We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the awesome review! Diane...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The retired teacher that narrated the cruise was what made it all the more enjoyable! Spectacular beauty!

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

Bill is one of our absolute favorites! Thank you for your kind review. Diane Smith

Reviewed 5 days ago

The naturalist on board was very knowledgeable and helped you to understand the islands better and have an opportunity to see wonderful wildlife

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

We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 5 days ago

An excellent cruise with very good guides. Plenty of free parking, The boat was very clean and all in all a very enjoyable time.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review - we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour guide was very knowledgeable. It was a great day on the water. We saw 3 Bald Eagles, 3 juvenile Eagles, and tons of Harbor Seals!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Oh thank you so much for your wonderful review! Diane Smith

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longhornfanMaryland
I am prone to motion sickness. Is this cruise suitable?
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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Kelly2333
Food or bev served on this trip? Or bring your own?
2 May 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
The boats have a small galley on board with light snacks/beverages available for purchase. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Diane Smith
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de30107200
Can we bring wine on the July 4th cruise?
5 March 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! Yes you may bring your own wine for the Fireworks cruise! See you in July!! Diane Smith
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