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Acadia Air Tours

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Address: 968 Bar Harbor Rd, Harbor Place - On The Pier, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04605-6022
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Deluxe lighthouse tour was fantastic!

I would absolutely recommend doing this air tour! Jim our pilot was very knowledgeable about the island and attractions. We all had headsets so we could ask questions and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane H
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we just flew and it sucked and you should listen to me and all are guy did was talk and talk and talk.

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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would absolutely recommend doing this air tour! Jim our pilot was very knowledgeable about the island and attractions. We all had headsets so we could ask questions and converse with him during the whole flight. After going to many of the places on land it was awesome to see them from the air! Only downside if you even want... More 

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Thank Diane H
Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

Diane, thank you for taking the time to write the first review on our new 7 passenger "Air Van". We also appreciate your suggestion regarding the seating arrangement. All airplanes have both a left and a right side, therefore the person sitting on the side closest to the subject matter will get the best pictures. Nonetheless, everybody gets a window... More 

Weston, Florida
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

STEVE AND STEVE WERE OUTSTANDING! We arrived, checked in and were up in the air in no time. I was so nervous before taking off in an open cockpit in a bi-plane. As soon as you take off you are treated to the most serene and beautiful trip of a lifetime. The islands, waterways, & lighthouses are spectacular to see... More 

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Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

"The most serene and beautiful trip of a lifetime!" What a nice compliment. We at Acadia Air Tours work hard to make your experience with us exceptional. As for being nervousness, this pretty much immediately goes away after you get wheels up. The initial fear of ones imaginary concerns is quickly replaced by the serenity of the actual experience. Isn't... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I convinced my wife to do this and we are both so happy for it. Steve, the owner, gave us a great overview of the different flight options (flight paths and planes) and we decided on a Glider Flight. This is so different from anything we have ever done before and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of... More 

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Thank JRF11983
Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

So happy to know that you enjoyed your glider ride! As you said in your review, we offer an assortment of different experiences for the aviation enthuiasiat. With Acadia Air Tours you can choose to take a scenic flight in a "plane o'l airplane" or choose from a biplane tour, Glider tour or a Helicopter tour. You decide which aircraft... More 

Ibiza, Spain
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

You can't really apreciate what a jewel the Acadia National Park is (and its surroundings) without having seen it from above. We took an unforgettable ride - 4 of us - and it was money well spent!

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Thank jochenkrieg2017
Matt W, Manager at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your short, yet, unfettered indorsement. We are glad that you did not have any buyers remorse after flying with us! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

When visiting Acadia National Park in October 2016 my husband suggested that we take an air tour. I said NO and said he was nuts! He worked me until I finally said yes...but only the shorter ride ($$$). Well, like most husbands he did what he wanted and got the longest ride. I was peeved!!! Once in the air I... More 

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Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

Great review!! It addresses a never ending battle between husbands and their spouses that plays out each year. In spite of the fact that this is a common scenario, I think you are the first woman to address the situation. Thank you for the insight. You see, a woman can learn a lot from her husband if you just give... More 

Laguna Hills,CA
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The biplane ride was the highlight of our trip. This company with Tammy in the office helping pick the 45 minute lighthouse tour, George driving us to and from the airport (what a lovely man!!),the owner is well organized and Steve our pilot gave us amazing views and a once in a lifetime ride. If you have a chance to... More 

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Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I often say that flying with Acadia Air Tours will be the "high point of your trip, both litterally and figuratively." I am certainly glad that you found this to be the case as well. Also, I will pass along your compliments to the staff as well. Happy... More 

in NH
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Acadia Tours in the beginning of October ( my husband surprised me on my birthday). We had a wonderful flight. Our pilot Butch was friendly and very knowledgeable on the area and the history of Mount Desert island. A truly unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this tour!

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Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for giving Acadia Air Tours your highest recommendation. We do our best to meet or exceed our customer's expectations, one customer at a time! We fully understand that you have many diferent offers to choose from when deciding what to do for that special occasion/special someone in your life and we want to make sure that your decision... More 

St. Helena, California
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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Mike our pilot was really friendly and knowledgeable of the area. My niece and I took the light house tour. Bring your camera and I would suggest doing this flight before touring the area in a car. A good value! Mike is a local and knows the history of Bar Harbor ! Will do this again with my husband, Great... More 

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Thank Jo A
Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your flight experience with Acadia Air Tours! And to recommend that others take the flight prior to driving around the island is a good suggestion that we often get from many of our passengers. This allows you to become "situationally oriented" so that you know where you are while exploring the island by car.... More 

San Diego, California
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201 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for the day on a cruise. We chose to do the lighthouse tour with Acadia air tours. I have never been in a plane this small but it was a blast! Mike was our pilot and he did an excellent job! I would highly recommend this tour! worth every penny!

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Thank lilsnipper102
Matt W, Owner at Acadia Air Tours, responded to this review

As a cruise ship visitor, your dilemma is, "How do you see and do in a few hours what other visitors take a week or more to accomplish?" As you figured out, an air tour of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is just about your only option. There simply is no other way to see so much in... More 

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