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Address: 1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
Phone Number: +1 207-288-2386
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Great boat tour with beautiful views

My husband and I took the Lighthouse tour which was great. I don't have my pics available at this point; however, the scenery was beautiful and 3 hours out on the boat was great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 June 2016
Deb R
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Strongsville, Ohio
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Strongsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My husband and I took the Lighthouse tour which was great. I don't have my pics available at this point; however, the scenery was beautiful and 3 hours out on the boat was great. When we arrived at Eggrock Lighthouse, we saw the seals and had the special bonus of a Bald Eagle. The whales had not arrived in Maine... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

After spending half my life in an airplane, it was wonderful to feel salt water and air hit my face while i stood at the front of the boat holding on feeling like i was having a religious experience. This landlubber loved every minute of this trip out in to the Atlantic Ocean and did not care if any whales... More 

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3 Thank angeltoumi
Maroa, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great excursion saw three whales and lots of birds. The crew was very nice and attentive. I don't like that they hit you up for a tip stating that's how the crew is being paid. We were not prepared for a tip only having credit cards

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4 Thank Dsarna
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Took the historical light house and nature tour. Staff was incredibly knowable and friendly. Although we had a lot of fog that day it was still well worth it. Got a great view of things you can see from just being on land. A bonus, they offer a discount on items in the gift shop if you show your ticket!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Based on reviews, I did not have high expectations for the trip. I was hoping for a fun boat ride and wildlife would be a bonus. We ended up with a ride of a lifetime... 10-12 whale sightings, a couple dozen Dolphins, jelly fish, porpoise, and birds. Even the guide was giddy. We went on the 4:00 pm tour. Take... More 

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Boston, Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Don't go if your group get sea sick, boat travelled very fast but since it is small so the ride will get choppy.

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1 Thank nguyen27
Leavenworth, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

We went on the 1pm whale tour. We were excited to see te coast from the outside looking in. Beautiful scenery. It took about an hour to reach destination where whales feed. We saw 3 humpback whales, finback whales, porpoises, and seals! The narrator did a great job of informing us what we saw. We realize this trip was not... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

What an incredible ride on the jet powered catamaran! We visited 5 lighthouses. The professional and knowledgable guide was great, his sense of humor added spice and flavor. My BF loves lighthouses, we truly enjoyed the full narration and description of these legendary lighthouses and the brave men and women who maintain them. The Acadia scenic views and coastal mansions... More 

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TonyU77
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2009

We had 3 e-tickets for the nature and sightseeing tour on The Acadian on Monday October 19. We arrived at the dock which was teeming with tourists and were excited to see all of the boats cruising about the bay. That excitement came to a crashing halt when I walked into the office to get my tickets. The clerk asked... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2009

We went out on the “Acadian” boat for the 2 hour “Nature Cruise” on June 2nd and really enjoyed it. The narrator, a big ol’ ship hand, had obviously made this trip many times and was well versed in the area and local lore. He really made the trip. During the trip we saw local mansions and several of the... More 

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