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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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Great tour, even in some rough waters for my sea-sickness prone spouse. Our guide was informative... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
mjsm2017
Great way to see the water

We wanted to do a nature cruise and this is who our hotel recommended. We did the 1.5 hr 4 pm... read more

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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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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Reviewed yesterday

Great tour, even in some rough waters for my sea-sickness prone spouse. Our guide was informative and very engaging. Beautiful opportunity to learn some history and see amazing views from the water. We even brought our 9 month old labrador retriever Jake, he was welcomed...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to do a nature cruise and this is who our hotel recommended. We did the 1.5 hr 4 pm cruise and it was great. The fog had just cleared so we were able to see the coast. They took us out to where...More

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

Thank you for your kind review - we are glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed yesterday

We took the 3.25 Hour Somes Sound and Nature Cruise. The boat was about half full but it was very difficult to hear the speaker and see anything he was discussing. Overall, we got to spend time on the boat enjoying the water and see...More

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

I'm sorry you had a difficult time hearing the narrator on the Somes Sound tour. I hope the rest of your stay in Bar Harbor was memorable. Diane Smith

Reviewed yesterday

We toured the Maine coastline and saw Acadia National Park from a different perspective. The day was cloudy and cool, but there were blankets to wrap up in to keep us warm. We saw harbor and gray seals, 3 bald eagles and one falcon. Amazing!

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

Awesome - thank you!!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was an extremely enjoyable morning activity. The views were beautiful. The eagle, seals, ducks and porpoises were amazing. The guide and crew were professional. Our weather was even perfect. A few changes would have made the experience even better. The engine sounds drowned the...More

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

Thank you for your review and good information for future travelers. Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked the VIP Somes Sound cruise for five adult family members as a birthday gift for my sister while staying in the Bar Harbor area for a week. Booking and rescheduling were easy. The boat was comfortable and the crew was skilled, friendly, and...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely cruise around Mount Desert Island. Guide had a wealth of knowledge. Poor sound system, however, prevented us from hearing most of what he had to say. Nonetheless we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of the Somes Sound Fjord tour. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 days ago

A really nice cruise and very interesting. A good way to see the coastline and harbor with a lot of informative details.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a boat tour, a history lesson, and a geology lesson. Peter was a fabulous guide and narrator. Seeing Mt Desert Island from the water provides quite a different view of the island. We got a real treat: we saw 4 bald eagles on...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review - we LOVE Peter and we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice tour. Interesting narator. Just as expected. We really enjoy it. Here are a few more characters to complete review.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Bob S
20 September 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! It is customary through not required to leave a gratuity at the end of the tours for the crew. People generally tip a couple of dollars up to $20.00. Like anything else - if you enjoy your tour - leave what feels... More
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Bear59
25 August 2017|
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We welcome dogs of all sizes on the Acadian trips - we are pet friendly to friendly pets!
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brwnys
1 August 2017|
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Our Sightseeing/Nature cruises run about 2 hours at either 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or our sunset trip at 6:00 p.m. (sunset trips change time throughout July & August so check ahead if this is your choice) We also offer a... More
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