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Sea Venture Boat Tours

Route 3, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
+1 207-412-0222
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A day we will never forget

We wanted an intimate, up close, memorable experience to forever remind us of our trip to Coastal... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Ana V
Highlight of our New England Trip

From my first conversation with Mrs. Shaw and booking the tour with Captain Winston, I knew we were... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Sue A
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Highly personalized custom boat tours for private parties of from 1 to 6 passengers. Widest selection of trip options of any boat tour company in Maine with trips from 1 hr to all day long. Every trip custom designed around the interests, timetable, and budget of our guests. See and experience wildlife, lighthouses, scenic islands, shoreside mansions, and anything else that strikes your fancy. All trips are totally private with only members of your party aboard.
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Route 3, at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We wanted an intimate, up close, memorable experience to forever remind us of our trip to Coastal Maine and Captain Shaw delivered. What a spectacular day - we prioritized the things we wanted to see and Captain Shaw made sure to navigate the trip so...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 14 October 2016

From my first conversation with Mrs. Shaw and booking the tour with Captain Winston, I knew we were going to love this tour. We went on a 4-hour history/scenery/wildlife/photography tour with Winston on October 3. From beginning to end, we were educated and entertained with...More

Thank Sue A
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2016

Thank you so much for letting my wife and I know that you enjoyed your trip! It's always a pleasure to have folks aboard who trully appreciate the great natural beauty of the Mount Desert Island area it's lovely coastal scenery and fascinating wildlife. The...More

Reviewed 18 September 2016

Captain Shaw will fill you with tales of Mt. Desert Island and beyond, plus take you wherever you want to go. We saw seals, eagles and mansions up close, as well as the chance to see the rocky shores we had walked above from the...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

I was pleased to learn that you enjoyed your trip and thanks so. much for sharing your trip with others!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful afternoon/evening with Captain Shaw in Frenchman Bay. We saw some wildlife (seals, porpoise, eagle, peregrine falcon) and some beautiful scenery. Captain Shaw is an excellent guide - full of interesting information and very accommodating to whatever we wanted...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

It was greT to hear that you enjoyed your trip! And thank you so much for sharing your experience with others. I hope to have you and your wife join me for another look at this. lovely area in the near future.

Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the whale watch tour with 5 adults and one 6 year old. We saw tons of dolphins and whales. We even saw a sea lion eating a fish. It does get cold so bring a jacket. It is a little long for...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Sorry but this is not a review of a Sea Venture Custom Boat Tour...simply put we don't do whale watching trips as whales are normally not found until you travel several miles from shore. I offer all sorts of wildlife viewing on my trips and...More

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent they afternoon with Captain Winston Shaw today. We hoped to see wildlife, Acadia (as we had not seen before) and homes on the shoreline. We wanted experience Maine. We did just that. After a gorgeous morning, clouds, fog and rain...More

Thank Leicadoc
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to share recollections of your trip with others! It's always great to learn that folks enjoyed their time aboard and I will look forward to having you join me for another look at this beautiful island in the...More

Reviewed 6 August 2016

Captain Shaw was a fantastic tour guide. He asked us at the beginning what we might be interested in focusing our trip on, and tailored the 4 hour trip to our interests. We learned an insane amount about eagles, Shaw's specialty, and got to see...More

Thank Sarah S
Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Thanks for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed your trip! The next time my wife tells me I'm boring I'm going to quote your comments about my "interesting life!." Seriously, it's always a thrill to learn that folks had a good time...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife, four children and I took a 3-hour tour with Capt. Shaw, and it was a great experience. He offered lots of lore and skinny about Mt. Desert Island and its more famous inhabitants, and his smaller boat was able to get “up close...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

Great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your trip! Hope to have you join me again in the not too distant future.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

My wife, 2 adult children and I had a fantastic boat ride with Captain Shaw in Bar Harbor today! Having your own private boat plus an extremely knowledgeable and fun tour guide/captain is absolutely the way to go. We did a 2 hour tour and...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Thanks so much for letting me know that you and your family enjoyed your trip! The engine that powers my boat tours is fueled by gasoline, the voice that narrates the trips is fueled by positive guest feedback. My motor thanks you for paying for...More

Reviewed 2 August 2016

A totally different perspective of Acadia National Park! Captain Shaw delivers a personal experience customized just for you. We saw bald eagles, harbor seals and gray seals and their pups, cormorants and Eider ducks. Saw working lobstermen (and women) and talked to them. Learned of...More

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Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

A totally different perspective on Mount Desert Island/Acadia National Park is what I strive to supply to all my guests so it's music to my ears when folks report that I managed to pull it off. I was very pleased to learn that you enjoyed...More

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BILLI1973
7 December 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours. The cost depends on the number of people in your party and the length of your tour. If you visit my website at svBoatTours you will find an explaination... More
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mdviar1
7 July 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
I'm afraid that my boat is a bit too small for wheelchair access. Sorry, Capt. Winston Shaw
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SBChristine81
4 June 2017|
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Response from Capt12 | Property representative |
I do have several time slots available during that time period. If you need further info or would like to make a reservation just give us a call. All best, Capt. Winston Shaw
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