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Address: 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Acadian Nature Cruises offers 4 distinct tours sailing from Bar Harbor,...

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!

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This was a 2 hour tour of the harbor area. We saw seals, baby seals, birds and a bald eagle. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the small islands, the history of the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a 2 hour tour of the harbor area. We saw seals, baby seals, birds and a bald eagle. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the small islands, the history of the island as well as the animals that we saw. Worth going again!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took this on the spur of the moment and were not disappointed. The boat was enjoyable with choices to be outside or inside. We saw all of the islands and heard some history of Acadia and the Bay. The wildlife was hit or miss, so do not take this as a nature cruise. That being said, we saw some... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We picked a clear, chilly day for the cruise and had a wonderful time. Along the way we saw four bald eagles, lots of harbor seals, and fabulous MDI vistas. The young woman who narrated the tour did an excellent job, pointing out things worth noticing but not talking non-stop as some guides do. Excellent, friendly crew and scenery. This... More 

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Malta, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go on the nature cruise due to the weather prediction, cool and possible rain, and the fact the boat has a covered seating area. We really enjoyed the cruise as well as the informative narrative by the guide. We were able to walk from our hotel to the boat dock. We found all of the staff friendly... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

SO glad you enjoyed your tour with us! Thank you for your kind review. I hope your whole Bar Harbor stay has been enjoyable! Diane Smith More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to go on the inaugural cruise of 2017, and we could not have had a better time. The views, knowledge of the crew, and sights are unmatched. The wit of our tour guide Bill made the trip even more enjoyable. We saw parts of the park we never would have been able to see otherwise- pictures... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - I will be sure and share this with Bill! Diane Smith More 

Seekonk, MA
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was a fun tour. Beautiful Day! Great Information! Sometimes it was hard to hear because of the wind and engine .. but still ... they did a good job. I would recommend it.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sending along a wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - and hope your entire visit to our area was memorable. Diane Smith More 

Houston, Texas
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This trip was truly a memorable one for me, living in Texas, I have only seen most of these sights on television so what a wonder to experience them first hand and with such thoughful narration by the ship's naturalist guide. A 3 1/2 hour journey out from Bar Harbor, we visited Mark Island, Petit Manan and Egg Rock Lighthouses.... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Awww thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us - and that your trip on the Islander was one for the memory book... I hope the rest of your Bar Harbor stay was beautiful. Diane Smith More 

Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

We have been going to Maine for over twenty years and over those years we have taken many nature, lighthouse, lobster fishing, and other cruises out of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. This one was one of the best: Tom, the naturalist, provided a wealth of historical as well as current information about Bar Harbor, about the harbor... More 

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Wow - thank you!! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your amazing review!! I hope your entire stay was memory-making! Diane Smith More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

The nature cruise was a great 2 hour excursion and well worth the cost. The guide shared interesting stories about nature and local history, and we were fortunate to see 4 bald eagles, several seals, and a porpoise!

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and I hope your entire stay was awesome! Diane Smith More 

Lancaster, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a great way to view the area from the water. We didn't see much wildlife, but the narrative was very informative. It was a cold day so we spent some time inside, but was still enjoyable.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We will definitely put in an order for mother nature's wildlife to be more cooperative on your next visit!! Diane Smith More 

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