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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...more
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Like some of the other reviewers, ours was a COLD day, and as we were told, it's colder out on the water. Couple that with rain, and you had the makings of a terrible trip. Instead, the crew made it one of the more exciting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grady M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great trip. Saw quite a few things we had never seen before. Ship was nice. Crew was helpful and had great local insight.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MikeM6542
Reviewed 31 October 2018

It was freezing. The wind was blowing. But this was a wonderful experience and I am so glad I did it. Everyone should see Acadia this way. The narrator was awesome. I really enjoyed every moment. I had called to book again my last morning...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour of the harbor. Lots of history of the area, tons of wildlife and reasonably priced. If you’re looking for a nature cruise, I recommend this company.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank onecoolraisin
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We took this fun and well managed tour on a very, very, windy and rainy day. However, they made it interesting, and they knew their stuff . Obviously, on such a windy and rainy day one could not see as much as you really wanted...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Diane S, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you so much! Oh how we wish we could control the weather (and those animals!!) We are SO happy you enjoyed your time with us - despite Mother Nature being a bit uncooperative! Diane Smith

Reviewed 24 October 2018

We took the last tour of the season, braving the cold and wind. Rewarded by beautiful views and very interesting naturalist guide. Changing, increasing winds prevented our last trek to egg island. The boat used that day- the Islander- was more primitive and rustic than...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thank you so much - we are glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 24 October 2018

I am a writer and story teller. The crew of the Acadian Nature Cruises met and exceeded all of my expectations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corey G
anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Oh wow - what a great tribute!! Thank you for including us in your Bar Harbor visit! Diane Smith

Reviewed 23 October 2018

I recommend the Acadian Nature Cruise. It was beautiful day the scenery great and we saw a lot of wild life eagles, seals, puffins, the tour guides were great

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Date of experience: October 2018
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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

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

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Very informative tour guide, beautiful scenery, and friendly staff. We took the Somes Sound cruise, highly recommend. Dress warm!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us - the Somes Sound trip is one of my personal favorites! Diane Smith

Reviewed 21 October 2018

I took my mom for her birthday on the Somes Sound trip. It was a great day! The crew was great and very knowledgeable about the area. This is not just a cruise in the harbor, you will have fun and stay engaged. We will...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you so much! We are so happy you and mom spent part of her special day with us! Diane Smith

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chapelhill
18 August 2018|
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Response from Brian W | Reviewed this property |
We only did the Nature Cruise, and loved it. Very informatuve. What you may see animal species is variable, but the guides were awesome. Gets a bit cold on the water, dress warmly with good wind resistance clothing.
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29 July 2018|
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Hello! We do a Sightseeing/ Nature cruise through the end of October! Cost is $31.00 per adult - less for seniors and children. The trips depart daily at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. and go for about 2 hours. Diane Smith
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• Sep 3 – Oct 14: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM This is for the Sightseeing & Nature Cruise dates and times. Take a two hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia... More
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