We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-801-2300
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    163
    39
    8
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Vermont, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

What a jam-packed hour and a half tour! Seals, harbor porpoises, and eagles! We even had special entertainment when an eagle swooped down right behind our boat to scoop up a fish out of the water. Great narration and tour ;-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Allen, Virginia
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
49 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We made a last minute decision to take this cruise which was super convenient to our motel. We did not see a lot of wildlife, possibly because the tide was high and the seals were underwater fishing while their rock is more or less covered in water. I cannot understand why more guides on nature cruises do not use the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The time I went, it was cloudy at 6;30 PM. Couldnt able to see the sunset. But, the person who interacted was really great. Lot many history of islands, birds, seals, lighthouse, mansions, lobster fishing etc were covered. Bald eagle catching fish was really amazing. Overall, I liked and loved the trip. Last but not least. At the time we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took the 4pm "highlights" tour and it was wonderful. The crew was exceptional and their knowledge outstanding. We saw seals and 2 eagles and wonderful scenery. I would take this tour again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback - so glad you enjoyed your time in the bay with us! Glad the wildlife was plentiful and active - we really love to watch our local critters as they do us! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice afternoon cruise and recommend those visiting that don't want to go out on a long whale watch trip, to take a nature cruise approx. 2 hours. Remember to bring some warm clothes as it is considerably cooler out on the water than it is on shore.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Great advice on the warm clothes - it does get a lot cooler out on the water. Thank you for your kind words, we're so glad you enjoyed your time onboard with us! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time. Our guide was informative & used humor to keep everyone's attention. He catered to both young & old & was constantly looking into his binoculars to make sure he didn't miss showing us something. This was well worth the two hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write! So glad you enjoyed your tour with us - and I hope your entire Bar Harbor stay was wonderful! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Leominster, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stay at the Atlantic Oceanside so this cruise is super convenient and we get a discount to boot. We've taken both the day and sunset cruise. The guide on our first trip was knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info on the island and history. The guide on the last two trips was good but not as detailed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us be part of your Bar Harbor tradition! So glad you enjoy our tours, and we look forward to having you again next season! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went on a 2 hr your and it was wonderful our guide knew EVERYTHING about Acadia and was very informative ! Highly recommend this tour !

Was this review helpful? Yes
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Yeah those guides are pretty good! Thank you for your comments - I will be sure and share with them, they love hearing from their happy passengers! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We has 3 generations on the family fishing trip all fishing side by side and it was awesome. My kids (boy and girl, both under 12) had a blast, as did my parents and my husband and I! We caught a pile of fish (over 150 between 4 of us) on barbless hooks and you have the option of catch... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful time! What a great way to spend some quality time with family - so glad you all enjoyed fishing with us. I hope your Bar Harbor stay brought home wonderful memories for everyone. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Travelers who viewed Acadian Nature Cruises also viewed

Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Acadian Nature Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Acadian Nature Cruises, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing