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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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Great cruise!

Excellent narration and great cruise! We got more than our money's worth! We saw several eagles... read more

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We enjoyed a great nature cruise with Acadian Nature Cruises. The nature guide onboard provided... 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 via mobile

Excellent narration and great cruise! We got more than our money's worth! We saw several eagles and were so glad we chose the two hour cruise.

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed a great nature cruise with Acadian Nature Cruises. The nature guide onboard provided information about the history of the area, the “summer cottages”, and the local wildlife. It was an informative and very enjoyable trip.

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Reviewed yesterday

Good nature cruise around the bay. At the eagle's next, one flew right next to the boat (looking for fish) and I was able to get excellent photos of the bird in flight and catching the fish. We saw seals, but it was high tide;...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide is retired from the navy and is a naturalist who likes to hike and has a sense of humor. He's very knowledgeable and you won't want the tour to end. Definitely bring your camera and warm clothes!!!!

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We love Thom as well!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a great cruise. Very informative and fun. Unfortunately it was rainy and cold but they had blankets for us and that helped a great deal.

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

Thank you for your wonderful words!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great little adventure! Loved our guide - very nice and very informative. Got to see the seals bathing on their island and the most beautiful "ugliest" lighthouse! Most impressive were the videos we were able to film of the majestic bald eagles diving...More

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

We love hearing from our passengers - thank you so much!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our nature cruise in October. We had purchased tickets in advance, and they let us postpone the trip to the next day so that we would go when the weather was sunny. We enjoyed learning about the history of...More

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

So glad you got out with us and enjoyed your time in Frenchman Bay! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

Fun and informative cruise. Be sure and dress warmly. We got to see some seals and some beautiful bald eagles!

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

Awesome - thank you!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 days ago

The weather was foggy and rainy, but it was still an excellent trip. The views were well worth braving the wet and cold. The guides provided a lot of interesting information about the hi history of the islands. We got really close to the rocky...More

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

We love the hearty souls that brave the less-then-perfect weather and STILL have a fabulous time!! Thank you so much for your awesome review and I hope you'll visit again when the sun is shining!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 6 days ago

The VIP Sommes Sound was both interesting and informational. My wife and I took the trip on the first day we were in Bar Harbor and it provided us with the sights we chose to revisit on the remainder of our stay. The entire crew...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you - we are very fortunate to have Peter as a naturalist! Diane Smith

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Bob S
20 September 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! It is customary through not required to leave a gratuity at the end of the tours for the crew. People generally tip a couple of dollars up to $20.00. Like anything else - if you enjoy your tour - leave what feels... More
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Bear59
25 August 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
We welcome dogs of all sizes on the Acadian trips - we are pet friendly to friendly pets!
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brwnys
2 August 2017|
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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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