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Address: 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-801-2300
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Description: Acadian Nature Cruises offers 4 distinct tours sailing from Bar Harbor...
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!
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Our family of 4 ranging from 20-51 all enjoyed the cruise on a Monday afternoon. We did the shorter 4 p.m. cruise, 1.5 hours long, and it was only about 1/2 full. It doesn't go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4 ranging from 20-51 all enjoyed the cruise on a Monday afternoon. We did the shorter 4 p.m. cruise, 1.5 hours long, and it was only about 1/2 full. It doesn't go as far around Acadia, but does take you down the coast past Bar Harbor for a while, and then out by Egg Rock to see... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were able to reserve a nature cruise and fishing trip with this company through our hotel (Bar Harbor Motel) at discounted rates. The nature cruise was fun and informative but we didn't see much wildlife (one eagle and a few seals). However, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Bar Harbor as well as the mansions we... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We took our Boy Scout troop for a morning of fishing, Jim and his team did a great job of getting us on the boat and making sure we were set up and ready to fish. When going to the fishing spots, he shared his knowledge of the area with stories and explanations of the islands and views (which were... More 

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Watchmydust
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We booked the morning "Nature Cruise." It left promptly and the naturalist onboard began his talk immediately. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting points ranging from information of the beautiful cottages and homes along the shoreline to vast information about Arcadia National Park. We were fortunate to see numerous seals and several eagles. I would suggest bringing... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fam of four. Mom didnt fish (price discounted for that, NICE). Dad, 10 and 14 yo had a great experience fishing. Deckhand Will (college kid) was on top of everything( snagged lines, tangled, de hooking, etc) Very friendly and a wonderful family experience. The views of the harbor and the cliffs alone are well worth it. To top it off,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved my experience! I took the 4:00 pm cruise and the only thing I would change is that I wish it was longer! The guides were friendly and informative. They were easy to listen to and I earned a lot! Got to see bald eagles and tons of seals!

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Bloomsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a very nice cruise! My husband and I booked the 3.5 hour puffin cruise. It was a little more money but worth it. The guide was very nice and quite informative, the boat was nice as well. They tried to get us as close to the puffins, etc. as they could but the ocean only lets you do... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Started with a short delay but the trip was well worth the wait. We had a great time and the boys loved it. The scenery was beautiful and the naturalist on board was very knowledgeable and friendly. Got to see lighthouses, seals and beautiful coastline. If you visit Bar Harbor, definitely check this out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hour cruise. We saw bald eagles, seals, and many other types of birds. The geologic structures were interesting as well. The history told by the guide was very informative and entertaining. The boat was clean, and the guide provided blankets for those of us who were cold out on the water. Well worth the money spent... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We took this cruise on an early June morning. We had made reservations, but the boat wasn’t close to full. During the ‘season’, I would recommend you make reservations. Since there was plenty of available space on our cruise, people were able to move to the lower level out of the wind or completely indoors, where there are restrooms and... More 

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Address: Address: 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-801-2300
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor

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