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Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips

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Address: 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
Phone Number: +1 207-801-2300
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We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day from...

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 trip at 1:00 p.m. (4 hours) and a 3 hour trip at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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My husband and I went out on the Islander for a morning fishing trip. From start to finish it was a great experience. The crew was amazing, Capt. Matt, Jim and Esther were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain was nice and very informative. And the rest of the staff was very helpful on the boat. MDI is beautiful. The fish weren't biting a lot that day, but that is out of the control of the staff. It wasn't crowded and the kids enjoyed it. We have 5-11 year olds.

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went out on the Islander for a morning fishing trip. From start to finish it was a great experience. The crew was amazing, Capt. Matt, Jim and Esther were helpful and informative and made everyone comfortable with fishing. Plenty of fish were caught and even the youngest kids on board did well. A bonus was that... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your time fishing with us! I hope your whole Bar Harbor experience was memorable. Diane Smith More 

Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lived in Maine my entire life. First time fishing on the ocean. Great experience. Great crew. Caught our share of fish. Will be back. Thanks!! Tom and Joanne.

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

Thank you for your awesome review! We're delighted you enjoyed your trip with us! Diane Smith More 

Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our half day fishing trip. We caught enough fish for a meal and enjoyed the beautiful view around us. The guides were helpful and full of knowledge about the island. It was great.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your trip with us and hope your whole stay in our area was wonderful! Diane Smith More 

Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is the second time we have gone out on the Islander and both years it was great! This year the weather was beautiful and we caught tons of fish! The crew, Jim, Ester, and Capt. Jeff were very knowledgeable, fun, and very helpful. This is a great family excursion. This is not regular deep sea fishing 15 miles out... More 

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

So glad your family enjoyed our time with us - and thank you for coming a second time! We LOVE hearing from our customers - but especially from our repeat ones! Diane Smith More 

Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This company is excellent. Crew was so fun and helpful. Very smooth and perfectly organized. Our children loved their half day excursion.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith More 

Lancaster, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We joined a friend of ours for an evening of fishing out in Bar Harbor. We were 2 families, group of 8: 3 adults, 2 15yr olds, and 3 kids under 8 (youngest being 3) - and we ALL had a good time. Unfortunately the weather was a little dark and the seas were a little rough, but the crew... More 

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

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

Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We recently went fishing with Acadia Nature Cruises on their Islander boat...my family had a great time...4 hours was perfect to get to a few fishing spots (both my boys caught more fish than they could keep track of), as well as see bald eagles and seals which I especially enjoyed. Staff was helpful, friendly and courteous. Lots of info... More 

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

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was truly an amazing experience. A cruise out to a few spots next to some beautiful island landscapes, waves crashing up against the rocks while you haul in some pollock and mackeral while enjoy the sightings of Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons, then over to a picturesque lighthouse island for some more fishing after taking pictures of all the... More 

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

Awww thank you for your awesome review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us - and that you were able to take home some 'fish tales!' Diane Smith More 

Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Did this with a friend very early in the season with just a handful of people (4 adults and 5 kids). The crew was extraordinary. We caught a few fish and toured Egg Rock and cruised around just enough to get a good feel for the coast. Watched Peregrine falcons and a Bald Eagle argue over territory. Very relaxed way... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy you enjoyed fishing and cruising with us - I hope your whole Bar Harbor visit was delightful! Diane Smith More 

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