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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
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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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Acadia nature Cruise fishing

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... read more

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Reviewed July 8, 2016
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Akron, Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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 

Marienville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Excellent trip. Saw eagles and beautiful scenery. Even caught a number of fish. The crew was very helpful and fun to be with. Great day. Would do it again!

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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 

Bloomfield, Indiana
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was an excellent fishing trip, my son and I both enjoyed it immensely! Not only did we get to fish but we saw some wonderful sites as well. I am not a big fisher and didn't plan to fish but was afraid I would be bored if I didn't so I decided to fish at the last minute. Even... 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 both enjoyed your time with us and hope your entire stay was memorable. Diane Smith More 

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Reviewed November 15, 2015

Incredibly fun, not expensive and its great fun for the entire family. We caught lots of fish, which were delicious by the way. The trip was incredibly fun, but seasickness may ensue.

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

Thank you for your kind review - the crew loves hearing from passengers! Diane Smith More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

From the first drop of the line, fish were fighting for the hook! As soon as the owner dropped anchor, he was out there helping anyone who needed it...very involved and helpful. This guy knows where the fish are (with a little help from the fish finder). When we docked, the crew even cleaned our fish for us. A great... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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Reviewed September 7, 2015

Awesome time! The crew is extremely helpful and accommodating to each person. They bring you to some great fishing spots along the coast, and with the amount of fish you catch, you end up feeling like a pro! The views are great - some people just took in the breeze and wildlife. We saw two bald eagles come down for... More 

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Reviewed September 7, 2015

Took my twin sons age 9 for a family-friendly half-day fishing trip on the Islander. The crew was very friendly and knowledgable about the area and gave us lots of interesting information about Frenchman's bay, the history, and the wildlife. We caught lots of fish (and yes, we had to throw the Cod back- it's a law- and yes, we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

I'm giving this a one star review for two reasons: First, the boat was badly overcrowded. Literally wall to wall people lined up on each side, bow and stern. Party boat fishing (which is exactly what this is) isn't fun to begin with, but being packed like sardines (or mackerel) made it an unbearable way to spend 4 hours. Second,... More 

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