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Great way to see Bar Harbor and Acadia

This was a very nice tour of Bar Harbor and to get views of Acadia NP. The folks giving the tour... read more

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This is a very informative tour on water. Gives some history of MDI. You learn about the islands... read more

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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...more
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a very nice tour of Bar Harbor and to get views of Acadia NP. The folks giving the tour were very friendly, helpful, and knowledge about the area and wildlife. We saw bald eagles and other wildlife on our trip, and the guide...More

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This is a very informative tour on water. Gives some history of MDI. You learn about the islands and you get a close look at the shoreline. I recommend getting to the boat early so that you can get seats up above. We got there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took my dad on a half day fishing trip with Acadian cruises. Staff was wonderful and even cleaned the fish for us to take home. Would highly recommend as a great way to see Acadia and have some fun fishing!!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful way to see Bar Harbor! The guides were very informative and pointed out various fauna that were of interest to the group. Definitely chilly out by the lighthouse, so bring a sweater!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute must if you are near bar harbor. The ride is an amazing way to view and learn about the history of the area... the crew is awesome, and Karl did an outstanding job narrating the tour ... we saw lots of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a scenic tour around Bar Harbor, the guide gave lots of history and the views were beautiful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent time!! Crew was great!! Would definitely recommend!! Tour started on time and covered a lot of ground. Only drawback was PA system was a little hard to hear over sound of the boat. Great trip overall!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your time with us - thank you for the 5 stars!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was Early August and hot. Previous reviews said to dress warm because it was cooler on the water. NOT TRUE. I wore pants and brought a jacket and thought I would roast from the heat. You don't leave far enough from the shore for...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We do always recommend bringing a jacket or sweatshirt as the temps tend to nosedive in some parts of the bay. I'm glad you didn't need yours - but we do find most passengers are thankful for the advice to bring a little something. Thank...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour was a good tour of the area - the tour guide did a good job of highlighting natural sights (we saw bald eagles, seals, harbour porpoises) and also the history of the area. The boat was the perfect size - not too small...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 5 days ago

The sunset nature cruise by Acadian is a great way to see some wildlife and the islands in Frenchman Bay, at Bar Harbor. The evening we went was beautiful, especially returning as the sun was setting. Our guide was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sunset is always my favorite! Thank you for your wonderful review... Diane Smith

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329anital
July 28, 2018|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! We do a Sightseeing/ Nature cruise through the end of October! Cost is $31.00 per adult - less for seniors and children. The trips depart daily at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. and go for about 2 hours. Diane Smith
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Jo0547
July 2, 2018|
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• Sep 3 – Oct 14: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM This is for the Sightseeing & Nature Cruise dates and times. Take a two hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia... More
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Jabg85
May 31, 2018|
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Hello! We have two boats...our Acadian boat that does the Sightseeing/Nature cruises holds a maximum of 149 passengers. Our boat, the Islander, is licensed for 70 people but we take only a maximum of 35 on this one. That... More
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