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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-801-2300
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Ranked #11 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW 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.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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

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Stamford, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 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

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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

Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We decided to do this cruise at the last minute after we had chosen another one the night before and glad we went with this one. The gentleman that was our guide was very knowledgeable of all the subjects and was very funny. We got to see a bald eagles, seals and porpoises. The houses (mansions, really) were amazing and... More

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

Thank you for your wonderfully descriptive comments on your recent sightseeing / nature cruise. It makes me want to go right now! I hope your entire visit in Bar Harbor was as wonderful as this. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Chicago
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17 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a terrific water-overview of the area. They tell you to bring warm clothes...and they mean it! When the sun goes behind a cloud, a heavy fleece or jacket is needed. Blankets are available on board but you do need warm clothing. Seals, lighthouse, different flora and fauna, and a lot of humor --- a very good time. Lots... More

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

Thank you for taking time to send your comments. We love the pictures, and will share with Dennis (holding the lobster claw)! So glad you enjoyed your time on board and I hope your entire visit to Bar Harbor was memorable. Diane Smith More

southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Spent a wonderful two hours on this 10am cruise today. Very informative and helpful crew who did their utmost to point out the natural wonders, man made sights and of course the wildlife. we were lucky enough to see porpoise, seals, bald eagles and numerous other birds When we went to purchase our tickets the young lady asked where we... More

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

Thank you for your kind feedback. We love hearing from our passengers - and nice that you were able to book directly through your hotel - a wonderful convenience! More

Greer, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took the cruise up the sound and had a good time. We saw the light house, cottages on the shore, bald eagles, seals, and stopped at Cranberry Island. The guide was a naturalist who was informative and personable.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a great time with Captain Gary Fagan and Peter Linquest while shooting a documentary series about Samuel de Champlain! Captain and his crew were extremely welcoming, helpful and knew all about the geography and history of the area! Thanks to the Captain for skillfully maneuvering his boat to get us the great shots we were looking for!

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

Wow - thank you for your wonderful comments! Both Captain Gary and Peter are pretty awesome guys - and I know they really enjoyed being able to be part of your adventure. Hope you got some great shots and information - and thank you again for choosing Acadian Boat Tours for your special charter! Diane Smith Operations Manager More

Clarksville, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I love the ocean view! It was awesome cause we got to see eagles and seals. There was also a heated cabin that was nice. I thought we were going to see puffins but that was the islander but we had to leave in the afternoon, but everything else was great.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Guide was knowledgable, humorous and just as awed by the bald eagles as the rest of us. The ship is small enough to get close to shore to see rock formations and seals.

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

We LOVE when the dogs bring their people with them! Thank you for your wonderful comments - so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

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