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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Educational and delightful

Acadian Nature cruise was a first class view of the Bar harbor coast line and the islands nearby... read more

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Beautiful and informative

We really enjoyed our trip. Carl was knowledgeable and good job at providing us great insights. The... 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

Acadian Nature cruise was a first class view of the Bar harbor coast line and the islands nearby. The narrator/story teller was excellent and engaging. The boat ride was smooth and comfortable. I would recommend this cruise to all new comers to Bar Harbor.

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We really enjoyed our trip. Carl was knowledgeable and good job at providing us great insights. The day we took the tour the weather was gorgeous (June 2018).

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw great wildlife on this excellent tour. Birders won’t be sorry! It’s a small boat and not crowded. Naturalist was wonderful. Also very easy to access if you’re staying at the Atlantic Oceanside resort.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the Acadia Boat Tour we went on in May. Learning about the history of Bar Harbor was really fascinating and would definitely recommend anyone to go on this cruise. Would do it again if I go with another group to Bar Harbor.

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

We are delighted you came along with us! Thank you for your kind review. Diane Smith

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed this tour. It was a nice day and the tour was very informative. The price of the tour was reasonable so it was well worth it.

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

Thank you so much! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This two hour cruise let’s you see the “outside” of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The well run and organized operation was perfect on the day we went. Their whole facility and boat are clean and inviting. The students I took on it enjoyed...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your trip with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the boat ride. We saw quite a bit of wildlife and learned a great deal about the Bar Harbor surroundings. Thanks!

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tons of historical information and fun little urban legends along with a great crew makes this a perfect way to spend a couple hours on the water. The scenery and all the critters and birds we saw were awesome but my favorite part was the...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Well thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Acadia nature cruise was a great way to see the coastline and surrounding islands. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable sharing all sorts of different information about Acadia and Bar Harbor. Our husky enjoyed the ride but I think the noise of the engine was...More

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

Awww we love when the pups bring their people! Thank you for coming along with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the folks at Acadian Nature Cruises could not be more lovely. Second, our nature cruise was so fun and informative and we had great sightings (seals - including pups, a bald eagle, a peregrine falcon and many other interesting sea birds). Well...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Jabg85
1 June 2018|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! We have two boats...our Acadian boat that does the Sightseeing/Nature cruises holds a maximum of 149 passengers. Our boat, the Islander, is licensed for 70 people but we take only a maximum of 35 on this one. That... More
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Roxannna C
24 March 2018|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, We had a ramp made in 2017 specific for wheelchairs and have had multiple power chairs with no issues on or off the Acadian Boat. We are currently out of state until April 1st...if you need specific dimensions I can... More
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Roxannna C
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Hello! Our Acadian boat is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are confined to the first deck, but viewing is very good and restrooms are located on that deck. Ramp all the way down to and on to the boat.
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