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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-801-2300
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Ranked #10 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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southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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Greer, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW 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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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well worth the reasonable cost. Despite the weather (foggy/misty), these nautical guides knew where to skirt the fog and our afternoon trip was a vacation plus. We saw harbor seals at the Egg Harbor Lighthouse and many bald eagles in the trees along the shore. One eagle (or my husband suspects it may have been a drone!) swooped next to... More

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

That you for your wonderful review of our sightseeing / nature cruise! We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us - and I hope you got some great photos and memories to take home. More

Thornton, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The nature cruise was great, comfortable boat, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and a great overview of the Bar Harbor area from Frenchman's Bay. Would recommend it to all!!!

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Tampa FL
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We truly enjoyed this cruise. The seas were choppy and rough, so we didn't get to see much wildlife, but the naturalist on board kept us rapt w/ facts and scenery the whole time. Saw many things that are only seen from the water. Frenchman's Bay and private houses built on the steep rocky ledges were amazing.The service was good... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're so happy you enjoyed your tour with us and learned some history of our beautiful area. I do hope your entire Bar Harbor adventure was memorable. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More

Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Aboard the Acadian is the best seat on the island to watch the fireworks, don’t hassle with downtown Bar Harbor’s parking and 4th of July Crowds. This was the third year I took the fireworks cruise although the weather went from misting to raining we stayed on the top deck with our umbrellas for the entire show, from where we... More

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Captain Gary F, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome feedback for our July 4th Fireworks cruise! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - and one thing we love more than anything...is repeat customers! We look forward to having you with us next year and will be keeping our fingers crossed for perfect weather. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours Bar Harbor, Maine More

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This review is a warning: we had a terrible experience with Acadian Nature Cruises. I booked this 4th of July cruise for my family group of 11 while vacationing in Bar Harbor. We were told at booking that we would cruise for 60-90 minutes and then anchor to see the fireworks. We were scheduled to leave at 7:00. We sat... More

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

Thank you for your detailed comments - I will share them with our crew and staff. We do take all feedback seriously, our goal has always been customer satisfaction first. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your fireworks cruise. I hope the rest of your Bar Harbor stay was enjoyable. More

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