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Address: departs from Bar Harbor Inn pier, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: (207) 288-4585
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Wished to see more marine life

Went on an early sailing (9:30am) hoping to see marine life, but didn't. They have guest involvement with the hoisting and lowering of the magnificent sails. You have to be in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
Cheryl D
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Melrose Park, United States
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Omro, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Some people expect the wildlife to be just waiting for the ship to go by, that is not how it works. The Captain pointed out wildlife when it was available to see in the bay. People should take this cruise if they want a nice relaxing tour of the bay on a windjammer.

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Melrose Park, United States
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104 reviews 104 reviews
56 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Went on an early sailing (9:30am) hoping to see marine life, but didn't. They have guest involvement with the hoisting and lowering of the magnificent sails. You have to be in good health to help out. The sailing was nice, smooth and you can get some great pictures of Bar Harbor and Acadia Park. You might even see a Cruise... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice tour, beautiful scenery, but a bit to slow. I know, it's a sailboat! Still though, a little bland. Good for little kids or elders.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went on the Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:00 pm cruise with the Park Ranger. It was about 2 hours and it was just okay. We have been on better ones. You don't go far out. We did see 2 Eagles on one Island and a Harbor Seal. The schooner seems to be in need of fixing up. The seats... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Columbus Day weekend was a surprising time to take a sunset cruise. We are from Florida and for us it was winter. However, the weather was friendly to us, there was live music played aboard, the crowd was not too packed, and we got to help heave-ho hoist the sails! All in all it was a delightful trip.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took a Sunset Sail on 9/15, turned out to be no wind so we drifted about in the harbor for a while with captain pointing out porpoise and seal in the harbor. There was an entertainer aboard and he did a good job. As for the Margaret Todd...she needs some TLC. She needs to be scraped and repainted and a... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lots of sea life and saw a bald eagle. The Captain was very knowledgeable. They let me hoist a sail.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
49 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Don't listen to all the "expert" sailors complaining and moaning. The Frenchman Bay cruise was brilliant for us. The weather conditions were perfect, and the motor hardly used except for maneuvers around the pier. The sails, which I helped raise myself, were used the rest of the time, even for steering the narrow channels through the lobster lots. Anne, the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We took an afternoon cruise among the cruise ships and lobster buoys. We were entertained and educated by the captain and crew. Helping to hoist the sails was an added bonus for this avid sailor!

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boston
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went on this boat because it was included with a package that we got at the Bar Harbor Inn and Spa. (We were given a choice of this or an Acadia Park bus tour with our hotel package). When we found out after we took the cruise that it cost $37.50 per person, we could not believe it, we... More 

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