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Acadian Nature Cruises
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Beautiful scenery and knowledgeable staff. We saw about six bald eagles and many water birds. There were also harbor seals and porpoises. You will get a good view of Egg Rock it's lighthouse. Bring a jacket and sit on the top deck for the best views!

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The nature tour takes you along Maine coast surrounding Acadia National forest. Its a very well narrated tour through Frenchman bay offering grand views of bald eagle, their nesting places, seabirds, and seals out in the ocean. You also get to see the Egg rock light house with very clear view from the ocean. The mansions high on the rocks on the coastline offer a wonderful view. Narrators are usually from the college of Atlantic with years of experience on marine life.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went out on the 2 hour tour of the area with Chuck who was extremely knowledgable and friendly throughout the trip. We were very lucky to see a couple of Bald Eagles one a juvenile bird which was great. Apologies Chuck, we didn't have our wallet with us in order to leave a tip at the end but hopefully this review will make up a little for this. Highly recommended tour, wrap up well as it's breezy out at sea.




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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I arrived in Bar Harbor for the weekend of 26-27 Oct to find that most of the activities in town were closed for the season. Lucky the Arcadian Nature Cruise boat was still going out! Thanks Captain Caitlyn and naturalist Linda for a great couple of hours out in the bay, seeing Islands, brilliant autumn foliage, eiderducks, one grey seal, two bald eagles soaring, beautiful cliff-top estates and teaching me all about lobsters. When the weather deteriorated, Linda gave us blankets to wrap around ourselves and made us all a hot coffee - great service and beautiful scenery despite the weather - thanks!

Thank Alison P
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We took the afternoon cruise on a warm day in early August. It's amazing how much cooler it was on the water, so be prepared with a jacket or sweater. Our guide was excellent - she had many stories about the history of the area and was knowledgeable about all the wildlife we saw. We saw seals, eagles, and many other birds. Since we had seen the area from the National Park and from the top of Cadillac Mountain, seeing it from the ocean was informative and interesting. Would definitely recomment this particular tour.

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