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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-2300
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Beautiful excursion

The crew was very friendly and informative. We go back every year and My kids get to see different... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
prtyldy1974
3-hour Fishing Trip

Our car broke down in Bar Harbor, extending our stay there by a couple days. We decided to do an... read more

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Kara L
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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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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“bald eagles” (111 reviews)
“harbor seals” (51 reviews)
“saw seals” (44 reviews)
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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+1 207-801-2300
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Reviewed yesterday

The crew was very friendly and informative. We go back every year and My kids get to see different wildlife than what they are used to and they always have a good time!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our car broke down in Bar Harbor, extending our stay there by a couple days. We decided to do an evening three hour fishing tour aboard the Islander. I'm glad we did! Conditions were lousy, it was super duper foggy. But the crew made sure...More

Thank Kara L
Reviewed yesterday

The men in our group enjoyed themselves so much they took the women out the next day! Everyone enjoyed themselves and everyone caught fish. Captain and first mate were helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable and willing to answer questions. A "must do" if in the area.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They screwed up our whale tour reservations and have not been able to go yet. Their careless and casual attitude is disturbing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We expected to see and hear about local wildlife, including dolphins and whales, but all we saw was a couple of eagles and some seals. It was evident from the guide's prepared spiel that this was normal. The guide was mildly amusing, if you like...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm sorry you were disappointed with the advertised cruise. We do have it listed as a Sightseeing & Nature cruise - emphasis on Sightseeing. We do not pretend nor advertise to be a whale watch company in any way - we do on occasion see...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We saw many happy people return from one of these tours. So we decided let's give it a go. Unfortunately, upon arrival we were told it was cancelled because of the fog. The disappointment on the young boy's face and his dad consoling him was...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh if only mother nature would let us know ahead of time what her plans were - we would be so much better off. It's hard to respond to a review that didn't actually go on the trip. There are times there is no way...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I cannot say enough good things about this cruise. The guide was very informative, and we got to see a lot of great things in Acadia from the water.

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Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip was amazing. The staff takes pride in showing you all of the scenery and tips on fishing. They are very encouraging and have great personalities which made the trip that much more memorable. Over all we had a great time and it will...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh so awesome!! Thank you for coming along with us and we are so happy you enjoyed your trip! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great trip with wonderful staff. So relaxing and a terrific way to end our anniversary trip to Bar Harbor.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Well Happy Anniversary!! And thank you for your kind words... Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our two girls (3 and 7) and we all had a great time. My 7 year old esp loved it. We saw two eagles hunting, seals and harbor porpoises. The staff were fabulous and super friendly. Highly recommend!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh thank you so much for your wonderful review! Diane Smith

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Ashley C
1 July 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! I recommend a reservation a day or two before you wish to go. We are very pet friendly to friendly pets! You just need to have them leashed how you normally would to take them on board.
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longhornfanMaryland
25 May 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, I won't say never but it's very rare we have anyone who has an issue on the Acadian (Sightseeing/Nature Cruise) boat. We stay in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay and it's typically much calmer than the longer... More
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Kelly2333
2 May 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
The boats have a small galley on board with light snacks/beverages available for purchase. Passengers are also welcome to bring their own if they prefer. Diane Smith
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