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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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Fantastic!

We just got off the boat and are waiting on our dinner. We took the 4pm 'short trip' and were not disappointed!! The light house was gorgeous! We saw seals napping, bald... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
David E
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We just got off the boat and are waiting on our dinner. We took the 4pm 'short trip' and were not disappointed!! The light house was gorgeous! We saw seals napping, bald eagles, and some harbor porpoise. Got some great shots on the good camera - so I'm not able to share yet. Can hopefully add later! Dress warm to... More 

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Woodruff, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The boat was well suited to the tour. September - not crowded. Excellent crew and especially the guide. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I’m working in Montreal for a travel agency and we did a tour in Bar Harbor with this cruise last sunday. The cruise was great in every way. The duration, 1h30 min. was just long enough for us to see the beautiful mansions near the shore, some seals and 3 cruise ships that were docked near Bar Harbor. The narration... More 

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

We loved having your group - and I'm so happy you all enjoyed your trip with us! Thank you for writing such a wonderful review! Diane Smith More 

Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A completely different view from the water, good stories and interesting nature factoids! We saw Eider ducks and an eagle!

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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! Diane Smith More 

Merrimack, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the fog, the trip was unique from an historical standpoint. I now know what it is like to approach a light house from the sea in fog. It was a great trip for my wife and I. We also enjoyed spending time with Thom. Very educational. We will be back.

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

Oh we always wish Mother Nature was on our side every day!! We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us regardless of the foggy day. Thank you for taking time to send such a nice review - and I hope your whole visit was wonderful! Diane Smith More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide Tom was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had hoped to see more wildlife. Arrive early to get a seat on upper deck

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

Thank you for your kind review - we love hearing from our passengers! We always wish Mother Nature was on top of her game every trip - but we do hope you enjoyed all the other beauty of our area. Diane Smith More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very knowledgeable tour guide who gave us information on the history of the area, lobster industry, landmarks, etc. It is only a 1 1/2 hour tour but that is enough time to enjoy seeing the area from the water and learning more about the history of the area. Very worthwhile experience. Thank you!

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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 your kind review and I hope your entire visit was wonderful! Diane Smith More 

Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the 1 & 1/2 hour nature cruise. It was just the right amount of time and the gentleman who was leading the tour was very engaging and amusing. We saw seals and porpoise.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip with us. I hope your whole visit was memorable! Diane Smith More 

St. Pete Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide was excellent! Ver foggy day. Did see wildlife, scenic homes, and plenty of picture taking opportunities. The guide added much wit and info when needed.

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

Awww thank you for your wonderful review! We did have some foggy days recently, but we're so glad you were able to enjoy the tour and see lots if things in spite of it! Diane Smith More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the cruise with my family including my toddler. The boat ride was calm and enjoyable and we were lucky with the weather. The guides were informative and it was nice to see the scenery from the water. Would definitely recommend this tour.

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

Thank you for your kind review - we're delighted your family enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith More 

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