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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-801-2300
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Ranked #12 of 53 Activities in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Acadian Nature Cruises offers 4 distinct tours sailing from Bar Harbor, Maine. Our sightseeing / nature cruises sail along the shoreline of Frenchman... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Clarksboro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were a little disappointed that it was too late to see whales but we really enjoyed this nature cruise. We took the cruise in October and saw seals, a lighthouse and beautiful scenery. Great way to spend the afternoon in Bar Harbor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The cruise is excellent, the boat very nice and the crew knowledgeable, warm and a very friendly host. It visits beautiful places unreachable from the land, providing very relevant information and presenting a different viewpoint from what you see from inland. Besides, a lot of interesting data on geography, history, nature and human dimension of Acadia and its surroundings. A... More

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We took a brilliant fall morning tour around Bar Harbor. Captain Jeff and his crew were friendly, knowledgable, and fun. While we did not get to see a lot of animals, the history of the area, the names of the houses, and the background of their owners was fascinating.

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Oberlin, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The guide was friendly enough, and it is scenic to be out on the water looking back on the Bar Harbor area ... but there was very little in the way of "nature education..." a few birds. Mostly talked about homes of the wealthy, which was somewhat entertaining.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The cruise was part of a package with our motel. It was a brisk day on the water but we were prepared for it. The guide was very knowledgeable about the geology and the history of the area and it was especially interesting to hear about the Prohibition period and the area. There are no guarantees as to what animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had a great time on the nature cruise and the staff were so friendly and helpful . My husband is disabled and they helped him on and off the boat . We would do it again next trip .

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Portland, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Last year, my husband and I purchased tickets through Deal Chicken for the boat tour. Neither of us had ever experienced anything like this, so we were really excited to go. Unfortunately, the weekend we visited Bar Harbor last year was full of rain, so we held onto the tickets for this summer since they didn't expire until October. We... More

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Barnesville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This cruise gets you out on the water with comfort, reasonable price, with others, magnificent views of Acadia, Frenchman's Bay, Eagles, sea otters, hawks, lobster boats; and more..

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your trip with us - and thank you for taking time to send your comments. We love hearing from our passengers! I hope you whole Bar Harbor visit was memorable. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours Bar Harbor, Maine More

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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We wanted a short tour of the bay and a chance to see some wildlife. This trip lasts 2 hours. It goes among the close off-shore islands. Our naturalist, Carl I think his name was, was very informative, funny, and made the trip seem too short. His stories of the history of the area made it all come alive. We... More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, we're so happy you enjoyed your tour with us! We don't have a Carl, it could have been any one of our wonderful naturalists (Bill, Chuck, Pete, Dennis, Thom) and I will definitely pass on your comments to the group! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours Bar Harbor, Maine More

Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Was a beautiful trip , the tour guide was informative and really interesting . We were lucky the weather could not have been better

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your cruise with us! Thank you for taking time to write! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours Bar Harbor, Maine More

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