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Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+1 207-801-2300
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Ranked #13 of 60 Activities in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day from June 15 through September...
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day from June 15 through September 7. These are great family trips! We stay in Frenchman Bay where we anchor up and chum for Mackerel. We fish with jigs on light tackle making kids and adults alike feel like champion anglers! Our experienced deckhands will help you land your catch and take the fish off your line. We'll fillet and bag your catch for you, and tell tall tales on request! We sail daily at 8:00 a.M. From the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. In Bar Harbor where we have Free and Easy On Site Parking! Space is limited - all tackle included on all fishing trips (you may also bring your own if desired). During July & August we also offer an afternoon 3 hour trip from 5 p.M. To 8 p.M. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a lot of fun on this trip. We were just hoping to catch one fish so we could have a picture with it but instead the fish seemed to be jumping on the pole and we caught 21. (Which we threw back since we were staying in a hotel and couldn't do anything with the fish. For those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took my two boys (13 and 10) with me last week. Weather was really nice and the boys wanted a fishing experience. It was GREAT!! Price is reasonable ... about $40/person for a morning of fishing (I've paid way more and caught less). The staff are top notch. Peter and Marvin walked around and made sure everyone was taken care... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This fishing trip was, by far, one of two extraordinary highlights of our recent trip to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. At first, we didn't quite know what to think: we had booked the 5:00 p.m. fishing trip (3 hours), and at 4:30 the town was in the midst of a severe thunderstorm with deafening lightning . . .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I went fishing with them. We had a great time. We saw seals, bald eagles, a beautiful light house on top of catching a lot of fish. Most of what we caught were small Pollock and small cod (to small to keep) but the gentleman right next to us caught a large cod. The crew pete and... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and I will be sure and share your feedback to the crew. Thank you for taking time to write and I do hope your entire visit to our area was memory-making! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our boys (ages 9 and 12) really liked the idea of spending some time fishing in Maine and this was the perfect way to do it. The trip is geared towards families- in that we easily caught a TON of fish. Both of my boys caught 30+ fish A PIECE! Keep in mind- they were all small mackerel and pollock... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

What wonderful comments - thank you! So glad the kids enjoyed and will have a lifetime memory to remember. The fishing really has been great this season and though most are small, we have had a good number of 'keepers' as well. Thank you for taking time to write and I hope your entire Bar Harbor visit was fabulous! Diane... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I had a fantastic experience on a four hour early morning fishing trip. Everyone from the captain to the two mates were extremely friendly and helpful. Had excellent conversations about local fish and ecosystems. We caught mainly small Pollock but had a good time doing it. The trip is perfect for families. Nice options for seating inside... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments on your recent fishing trip with us! So glad you enjoyed your time on the Islander, and thank you for taking time to write! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Such a great time for all! We caught so many fish and saw bald eagles and seals! Peter, Jeff, and Cory were extremely helpful and were eager to help in any possible way. I would definitely reccommend to anyone of any age range. Great experience!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

I have shared your comments with Peter, Jeff and Corey - the crew always love hearing from their passengers! Thank you for taking time out to send feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your time on the Islander. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The crew were so helpful and fun! They helped us fish, unhook and fish again, over and over. The guys showed my young boys how to take the fish off and stepped in to help at just a hint of fear! My boys had so much fun they want to fish everyday!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback! We're so glad you AND the kids enjoyed their time with us - we love being part of the 'first experience' for the young ones - and happy the crew were able to help make it a take home memory. Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More 

Stephenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went out end of July with some fog but pretty smooth waters. Not a long trip out - just to Porcupine Islands and Egg Rock. Immediately started catching pollock and maxed out quickly (12 per person). Many caught 2-3 at a time. Be patient for larger fish and throw back small ones. Caught some mackerel (no limit) but not as... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent fishing trip with us! We are delighted you enjoyed your time on the Islander - and love love love the pictures!! I hope your entire Bar Harbor visit was perfect! Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been on many fishing trips before. Usually, the crew bend over backwards to help, baiting your line, taking the fish off the hook, etc...These guys on the Islander did very little. Our group consisted of three of us on a 3 hour evening fishing trip...myself (female), my husband, and my son. The good part was that we caught sooooo... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

So sorry you didn't fully enjoy your trip with us. We do gear our fishing trips to families, and many of the kids who come with us have never had the experience of catching fish. Our captains do their best to find the spots where everyone will go home with the experience of having caught something on their line -... More 

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