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Address: 119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
Phone Number: +1 207-801-2300
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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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Great cruise on a beautiful autumn day in Maine

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great views of Bald Eagles, seals, and scenery. Very knowledgeable on history of the harbor and lobster industry. Great boat and amenities.

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

We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us - thank you for submitting a nice review! Diane Smith More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Got to see bald eagl s, seals, beautiful scenery. very nice tour. guide was very nice. HAd blankets to wrap up in was a little cool but was lovely. Easy on and easy off. I a, on a crutch and was very accessible

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

Thank you for your wonderful review - we're delighted you were able to come along with us and so happy you enjoyed! I hope your whole stay was memorable. Diane Smith More 

Hillman, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We took the 3 hour and 15 minute tour around the Acadia Park by water. The views were majestic, breathtakingly beautiful, and the narrator was extraordinarily knowledgeable and kept us entertained and educated the entire time. Don't miss it! Share the love and history with your family. I wish I could remember his name as his anecdotal pieces of culture... More 

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

Awww thank you so much for your wonderful review! I believe Carl is who you are referring to - he is wonderful. I hope your entire stay was awesome! Diane Smith More 

Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great cruise and very knowledgeable guide! Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife - bald eagles, porpoises, seals and many different types of birds. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you for your kind review - we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The crew was friendly and knowledgable. There was a lot of interesting facts that we learned along the way. We enjoyed our time.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was very cold and the blankets provided were not adequate. The guide was very good but too cheerful, as if we were small children. But this seems to be acceptable in the US.

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

Thank you for your review - I'm sorry the blankets didn't seem warm enough for you. The boat does offer an indoor, heated cabin if passengers need - and of course we do advise all passengers to dress warmly as the temperatures are always colder on the water - some days as much as 10 to 15 degrees cooler! Our... More 

Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The nature cruise around Frenchman's Bay was worth it! The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We got to see seals and bald eagles. The foliage is amazing this time of year!

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

Thank you for your kind review! Fall is definitely one of the prettiest times of year! Diane Smith More 

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