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Sea Venture Boat Tours

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Highly personalized custom boat tours for private parties of from 1 to 6 passengers. Widest selection of trip options of any boat tour company in Maine with trips from 1 hr to all day long. Every trip custom designed around the interests, timetable...more
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I hired Captain Shaw and his trusty boat for a four hour nature and photography tour of Frenchman’s bay. Wwere graced with perfect weather and a beautiful Maine sunset. We were also treated to a lively and highly experienced local guide. Captain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed your trip! I hope to have you and your husband join me for another trip when you next visit the area.

Reviewed October 7, 2018

What a fantastic decision we made when we decided to book a private boat tour with Captain Shaw!! It was 1000% better than the impersonal "group" boat tours offered in the area. Captain Shaw's wealth of cultural, historic and environmental knowledge of the area is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christopher A
bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always rewarding to learn that folks enjoyed their trip and very moving to learn that folks felt comfortable and welcome aboard my boat. I would look forward to having you join me for another look at...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

We selected this private tour because we wanted to be able to avoid the cruise ship crowds and have a more personal experience. Captain Shaw definitely delivered. We cruised around the islands, saw the Winter Harbor lighthouse, viewed eagles and harbor porpoises. Captain Shaw is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed your trip and I hope to have you join me for another look at this beautiful area in the near future.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

My husband and I have been vacationing in Bar Harbor for the last 17 years and we have taken several boat tours. Captain Shaw however, offered a unique and different tour of the harbor. He showed us islands and cliffs that we had never seen...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your cruise and that taking it allowed you to gain access to many sights you'd never seen before. The Mount Desert Island/Acadia National Park area is a cruising ground beyond compare and it takes more than a...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I really didnt want to do a group tourbut still wanted to get a feel for the area. Sea Venture Custom Tours was the perfect solution. Captain Shaw was so friendly and unbelievably knowledgable of the islands history and he knew where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your trip with me with others. It's always great to learn that folks trully enjoyed their trip!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

We chose to book with Captain Shaw instead of one of the larger, commercially owned tours and were extremely glad we did! Captain Shaw tailored the 3 hour trip to our interests and the weather - we had fog rolling in at various times and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Your comments define perfectly the concept behind my tiny company. My aim is to provide folks with an on the water look at the Real Maine/Acadia National Park area, it's spectacular scenery, and fascinating wildlife and history. It...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

I booked a three hour tour with Captain Shaw yesterday to close out my summer vacation. Was wonderful! Gorgeous day and Captain Shaw was so knowledgeable about the waters, the islands and the area. I love Maine but this was my first time to Bar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip and I will look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

I researched online and then booked the Sea Venture Boat Tour - Tour#3 (Photo tour) mainly as a result of reviews on Tripadvisor. Bottom line - we did not feel safe while out on the boat. The boat was way to small for where he...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

First off I would like to say that I was very sorry to learn that you didn't enjoy your trip. I do my level best to ensure that my guests find their trip to be the highlight of their time in Maine. In most cases...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is s small boat, private tour operated. Owned and operated by Captain Winston who is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and wildlife and freely shared his knowledge. We saw 12 bald eagles from juvenile to adult and the captain pointed out three nest we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Always glad to hear that folks enjoyed their trip and thanks for sharing. Your mention of having seen 12 bald eagles on your trip reminded me of what an incredible comeback they've made here in Maine. Back when I began studying bald eagles in the...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

My husband and I booked a 2-hour private boat tour with Sea Ventures and Captain Shaw and were not disappointed! We spent over 2 hours touring many of the islands of the archipelago and learning about the wildlife and geology. Captain Shaw clearly enjoys his...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope to have you join me for another look at the lovely Acadia National Park area in the near future.

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BILLI1973
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours. The cost depends on the number of people in your party and the length of your tour. If you visit my website at svBoatTours you will find an explaination... More
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mdviar1
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
I'm afraid that my boat is a bit too small for wheelchair access. Sorry, Capt. Winston Shaw
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SBChristine81
June 4, 2017|
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I do have several time slots available during that time period. If you need further info or would like to make a reservation just give us a call. All best, Capt. Winston Shaw
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