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Downeast Windjammers Cruises and Ferries

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Address: 7 Newport Dr., Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1898
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+1 207-288-2984
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Visit the other side of Acadia National Park and join us for a ferry ride...

Visit the other side of Acadia National Park and join us for a ferry ride aboard the Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor/ Schoodic Ferry departing from downtown Bar Harbor. You'll pass lighthouses, mountains, fishing villages mansions and lobstermen hauling their traps.

Picnic by the ocean, or use the new bike trails from Winter Harbor around the Schoodic Point section. We are also bicycle and dog-friendly.

The Free Island Explorer Bus meets the ferry and goes to Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, Birch Harbor and Prospect Harbor.

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Enjoyable sunset cruise

We took the short, one and a half hours sunset cruise and really enjoyed the relaxed experience. There was a musician on board who provided local music and not too overpowering as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Canton, Georgia, USA
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28 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cruise was to be 2 hours but ended up being 1 1/2 hrs..no reason...the captain gave very little history except for the beginning. My husband went to the container labeled "Honor System $1.00 for water etc." He wanted a water, opened the bin to find absolutely nothing inside. It's a beautiful schooner and the trip was windy and lovely,... More 

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Thank Sandy G
Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went of the Sunset cruise during our stay. While the night was chilly the wind offered the opportunity to raise all the sail. John provided the guitar and violin entertainment with some comical interlude.

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Thank PeterM01803
Minoa, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beauty of a ship! Nice ride! Crew was amazing! Beautiful sunset trip! Have been to Bar Harbor for years and had never done this trip. It was great!! So glad we finally did it!!

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Thank keeperofthebooks
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the short, one and a half hours sunset cruise and really enjoyed the relaxed experience. There was a musician on board who provided local music and not too overpowering as in the wind you had to be close to hear. The evening was cool but not cold but go prepared. With warm clothes. Many people took their own... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable and relaxing ride. However, weather is still cold in Maine this part of the year. Come prepared with bundles of clothing and blankets, hats, gloves, etc.

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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

As someone prone to seasickness was a little leery of this experience. Thought a sail boat would be a bit rocky but the ride was as smooth as glass. Only sails around the harbor though so maybe would be different if it went out to sea.

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Thank Woodsylady
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 December 2016

They just go out for a while then turn and come back, so you could probably get the same experience on the ferry, but the sailing experience is nice

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Thank rhughes394
Southampton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

They switched us from one cruise to another. Much smaller boat and very overcrowed! Also trip was alot shorter than advertised! definitely not worth the money! Take the whale watchers cruise instead, much more information on surroundings and lobster industry!

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Thank jakebarb
Madison, Ohio
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Crew was professional, friendly, and fun. The ship was beautiful. Weather was perfect. It was an absolutely lovely experience.

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Thank homer214
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We rode on the Margaret Todd on a sunny afternoon. The crew was great and the tie was well worth it. We didn't see much wildlife because of the time of year but we would do this again.

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DowneastWindjammer, Manager at Downeast Windjammers Cruises and Ferries, responded to this review

This review is NOT for this trip or Boat. At this time TripAdvisor will NOT let Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines differentiate between a cruise and our Ferries. THAT BEING SAID thank you for the GREAT review! More 

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