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Acadian Nature Cruises

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Address: 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
Phone Number: 207-801-2300
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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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nice experience

It is fun to have the fishing tour. I got two polock fish. Very nice experience. Will try again next time.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is fun to have the fishing tour. I got two polock fish. Very nice experience. Will try again next time.

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South New Berlin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth every penny - would definitely suggest the cruise- parking was a breeze - captain and crew were fantastic

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Hawley, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It might just be me but when I see Nature Cruise posted on a boat, I tend to think the trip is focused on "Nature". We booked this trip for the sole purpose of spotting bald eagles and sea mammals. I am a huge nature lover and was so excited to get on this excursion. Although the Naturalist on board... More 

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

I'm sorry our tour wasn't all you had hoped. We try our best to make everyone happy - sometimes it just doesn't happen. I hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. Diane Smith More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good tour. Saw an eagle and seal. Guide was good too. Boat was clean. We were lucky with calm waters. Make sure you bring a jacket. It's cold out in the ocean .

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

Thank you for taking time to send a review - we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us! And a great reminder - it does get a lot cooler out on the water. I hope your whole visit was memorable! Diane Smith More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My 2 small dogs & I had a great time during this 2-hour nature cruise. The dogs got treats & a bowl of water. Naturalist was great, informative, welcoming, & funny. Saw seals, Eagles, porpoises, lighthouse, islands/geological formations. Would do the cruise again and/or a longer one. Definitely recommend.

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

Thank you for your awesome review - we love the doggies who get to come with us! We're delighted you enjoyed your trip and hope your whole stay was enjoyable! Diane Smith More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice, clean boat, excellent crew including captain and tour guide who was very informed and courteous.

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

Thank you for your kind words - and we're so glad you enjoyed your trip with us! Diane Smith More 

Pine Bush, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a very windy evening, so we didn't venture out into the Atlantic at all and totally stayed within Frenchmen's Bay. Unfortunately the only wildlife we saw were a few types of birds (including eagles). There were a bunch of clouds near the horizon which in turn made the sunset only so-so at best. On the other hand, the... More 

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Roan Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cruise was so much fun. The naturalist on board was so knowledgeable and the whole trip was so informative. Saw some harbor seals and a bald eagle, and a very lovely coast.

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

We're SO happy you enjoyed your trip with us! Thank you for taking time to send a review and I hope your whole stay was enjoyable. Diane Smith More 

Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took this cruise due to the length (1.5 hours) as we weren't sure we wanted a cruise any longer than this. We were very pleased with our guide and also with the amount of wildlife that we were able to see on the cruise - seals, birds, porpoises, and an eagle. We rode on the top deck and the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review - we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and I hope your whole stay was wonderful! Diane Smith More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw lots and lots of seals. Took our dog and sat on the top deck of boat which was lovely. Lots of dogs on board all well behaved. Guide shared lots about the lobster industry as well which was very informative. Also some gossip on the huge mansions and privately owned islands. All in all, fabulous.

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us - and we LOVE when the puppy dogs bring their people!! Diane Smith More 

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