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Sea Venture Boat Tours

Route 3, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-412-0222
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Nice trip with Capt. Shaw

We took an afternoon trip with Capt Shaw around the islands. The trip was fun for my husband and me... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim S
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Millersville, Maryland
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A Great Personal Tour

My family wanted to see some of the local wildlife in the areas and we got to see both seals and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Izaak J
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Highly personalized custom boat tours for private parties of from 1 to 6 passengers. Widest selection of trip options of any boat tour company in Maine with trips from 1 hr to all day long. Every trip custom designed around the interests, timetable, and budget of our guests. See and experience wildlife, lighthouses, scenic islands, shoreside mansions, and anything else that strikes your fancy. All trips are totally private with only members of your party aboard.
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Route 3, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an afternoon trip with Capt Shaw around the islands. The trip was fun for my husband and me since we did not get wet, but our daughter and her friend got really wet and it was an overcast and windy day. He did...More

2  Thank Kim S
bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed yourselves. Unfortunately there was just enough of a breeze to whip up some spray and your daughter and her friend underwent what we boat captains call Baptism by Frenchman's Bay! With more than 60 years experience in boats...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family wanted to see some of the local wildlife in the areas and we got to see both seals and eagles. We got closer to the egg rock lighthouse than the other tour boats. In addition we learned a bit of the history about...More

Thank Izaak J
bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed your tour. Helps recharge the batteries!

Reviewed 7 January 2017

We chose to book a trip with Sea Venture Boat Tours because we felt that the larger boat tours available were less likely to provide for a rewarding personalized experience. This turned out to be the best decision. From the start of our tour, Capt....More

1  Thank rrdinma
bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2017

Thank you so much for letting my wife Joyce and I know that you enjoyed your trip! In particular thank you for letting Joyce know that you found her kind and helpful while booking your trip. There are moments in the summer when she no...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I booked a 4-hour trip with Captain Shaw with Sea Venture Boat tours. We are always hesitant to do large tours preferring to steer away from big crowds. If you share this same desire, you have to do a tour with Sea...More

Thank Brad F
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others and letting me know you enjoyed yourself! I was out in the mountains today making photographs and the view of Frenchman Bay and its 17 islands reminded me of the many fascinating folks I had...More

Reviewed 29 October 2016

What a marvelous time we had with Captain Winston Shaw. From the time we got on the boat until disembarking, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and the remarkable man who shared his passion for it with us. We have returned home...More

Thank lars843
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed your trip! It is always a joy to have folks aboard who truly appreciate the incredible beauty of this island. With nearly forty years of boating experience in this area I never cease to be...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

We wanted an intimate, up close, memorable experience to forever remind us of our trip to Coastal Maine and Captain Shaw delivered. What a spectacular day - we prioritized the things we wanted to see and Captain Shaw made sure to navigate the trip so...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 14 October 2016

From my first conversation with Mrs. Shaw and booking the tour with Captain Winston, I knew we were going to love this tour. We went on a 4-hour history/scenery/wildlife/photography tour with Winston on October 3. From beginning to end, we were educated and entertained with...More

Thank Sue A
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Thank you so much for letting my wife and I know that you enjoyed your trip! It's always a pleasure to have folks aboard who trully appreciate the great natural beauty of the Mount Desert Island area it's lovely coastal scenery and fascinating wildlife. The...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Captain Shaw will fill you with tales of Mt. Desert Island and beyond, plus take you wherever you want to go. We saw seals, eagles and mansions up close, as well as the chance to see the rocky shores we had walked above from the...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your trip and thanks so. much for sharing your trip with others!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon/evening with Captain Shaw in Frenchman Bay. We saw some wildlife (seals, porpoise, eagle, peregrine falcon) and some beautiful scenery. Captain Shaw is an excellent guide - full of interesting information and very accommodating to whatever we wanted...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

It was greT to hear that you enjoyed your trip! And thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. I hope to have you and your wife join me for another look at this. lovely area in the near future.

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the whale watch tour with 5 adults and one 6 year old. We saw tons of dolphins and whales. We even saw a sea lion eating a fish. It does get cold so bring a jacket. It is a little long for...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Sorry but this is not a review of a Sea Venture Custom Boat Tour...simply put we don't do whale watching trips as whales are normally not found until you travel several miles from shore. I offer all sorts of wildlife viewing on my trips and...More

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mdviar1
8 July 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
I'm afraid that my boat is a bit too small for wheelchair access. Sorry, Capt. Winston Shaw
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SBChristine81
5 June 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
I do have several time slots available during that time period. If you need further info or would like to make a reservation just give us a call. All best, Capt. Winston Shaw
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angelabalzano
15 September 2016|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
We do have openings. If you would like to make a reservation give us a call at 207-412-0222
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