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Sea Venture Boat Tours

Route 3, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Bar Harbor, ME
+1 207-288-3355
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Ranked #13 of 50 activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Tours
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Brussels
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is not a touristic cruise as usual, I mean a formatted trip shared with many other people, it is many more than that, this is a journey just for you and your family, with the choice of the day, the hour, the duration and the destination, just guided by the Captain Shaw's passion for the area. If you want... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review...I am also thrilled to hear that folks had a great time on my trips. Thanks, as well, for the great photo you sent of me looking at the sunset!. As a professional photographer I always appreciate great images - even of myself. More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Our family just spent a week in Bar Harbor and the time we spent with Captain Winston Shaw was hands down our favorite day. We had never been to MDI and we were amazed by all that we saw on our boat trip. Captain Winston was extremely knowledgable about the islands and wildlife. He has a keen interest and background... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful review. As many years as I've been running Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours it always brings a smile to my face when I hear someone say "Our Favorite Day." I will look forward to having you join me for another look at this beautiful area. More

Uxbridge, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We went on a four hour nature boat tour around the Porcupine Islands, past Winter Harbor and to Egg Rock lighthouse with Captain Winston Shaw of Sea Venture Boat Tours. We had a great time. He took us to places where we got great photographs of Osprey, Bald Eagles, Gray and Harbor Seals and lighthouses. He is very knowledgeable about... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your trip. Hope the photos turned out well! More

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The best part of going on this tour is that you get to decide what you see. Winston is a charming character whose knowledge of the area and wildlife is exceptional. I wanted to see the bald eagles and he didn't rest until we'd seen three of them. He even called out to a juvenile who answered back! Amazing time... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your bald eagle tour and I hope your photos turned out well. Despite the more than 30 years I've spent studying these birds I never cease to be impressed by their size and beauty. More

Chapin, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This August made our 10th yearly trip to Bar Harbor. We always try to do something new each year and this year it was a trip with Capt. Winston Shaw. Wonderful experience seeing the outer islands and wildlife, as well as hearing the history of the islands and people that own them. Very informative. You will not regret the trip... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experiences with others and I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your trip. More

Washing
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

One of my favorite experiences on MDI. Showed us lots of amazing houses and many beautiful sites in Acadia. Extremely knowledgeable, we ask millions of questions and he was never stumped! I recommend him to everyone I know that goes to MDI.

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. It's always good to hear that folks enjoyed their trip More

Alpharetta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Winston is the best. He gave us a great nature tour. We asked him to find seals and he found us tons of them. We had a great time!

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. We aim to please here at Sea Venture and it always feels good to learn that we've met our guests expectations! Hope to have you join me again for another on the water look at this wonderful area. More

Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Eagles, ospreys, harbor porpoises, cormorants, stories about lobstermen and lobstering, sea kayaking, weather patterns and the habits of Mainers. Two adult types and two teenagers were enthralled for six hours alone with Winston Shaw. All voted the day with him the best of 6 days in Maine. He has researched eagles for years, has tales about geology, ecology, boats, and... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

I was so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your trip and I would look forward to having you all join me for another on the water look at this incredibly beautiful area. More

Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were only visiting Bar Harbor for one day (by cruise ship) and wanted to see the area from a different perspective - the water. We were also very interested in photographing the eagles, seals, and other wildlife found in the area. After researching online, I discovered the positive reviews for Sea Venture Boat Tours and contacted Capt. Shaw. Unfortunately,... More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with other visitors to Bar Harbor. Thanks, as well, for pointing out that it is wise to book as much ahead of time as possible...as my services have grown in popularity over the past two decades it has... More

Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip! Thanks Winston! Absolutely stunning scenery and up close to islands & best bird sightings ever. From Central Florida

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this review

I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your trip and I certainly enjoyed having you aboard. It is always a pleasure to share my knowledge of and love for this incredibly beautiful area with those truly able to appreciate and enjoy it. Hope to have you join me for another trip next year...we'll take another look at the area... More

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