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Island Cruises

12 Little Island Way, Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653
+1 207-244-5785
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A smaller cruise by a local

Because this is a local owned and operated business you get insights into the area you won't get... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
McSmith4
,
chicago, il
Knowledge and Enjoyable

The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. He spent appropriate amounts of time explaining... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
wangelrenee
,
Fall Creek, Wisconsin
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  • Very good2%
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  • Terrible1%
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12 Little Island Way, Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME 04653
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Because this is a local owned and operated business you get insights into the area you won't get just driving along the coast. During our nature cruise we saw seals, eagles, and cormorants. We took the afternoon cruise and a lobster trap was pulled up....More

Thank McSmith4
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. He spent appropriate amounts of time explaining history, finding wildlife and talking about lobster fishing. He was also very passionate about conservation. Would highly recommend the Cruise to anyone that wants to avoid the crowds and appreciates local...More

Thank wangelrenee
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We found this nature cruise by coincidence and had a fantastic time. The boat is much smaller than those leaving from Bar Harboor ( approx. 30 persons), and Eli Gott, the captain, was very knowledgeable about the area, animals and history of MDI. We not...More

Thank Kathrin B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was a fantastic tour! The guide, Eli, has a life-long knowledge about the area, the community, and lobster fishing, which is clearly a passion. He explained the history of the area, back to the first Europeans. He gave us a sense of the various...More

Thank Krkinva
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Wow, our lunch cruise with Eli and Jill was amazing! Eli is a wealth of knowledge, and he went out of his way to give us every opportunity to see wildlife activity in the area. The beauty everywhere was stunning, and we all enjoyed lunch...More

Thank dcprism
captaineli, Owner at Island Cruises, responded to this review

One of our hearty crew! What a day. Thanks so much for your kind words

Reviewed 3 September 2016

My family and I loved this trip. Captain Eli provided so much information about Maine, the islands and lobsters. It was fantastic. We saw lots of wildlife including bald eagles, porpoises and seals. Captain Eli did a great job making sure each side of the...More

Thank Annie H
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The captain was very knowledgeable on the area and I learned quite a bit! Saw lots of wildlife as well.

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Island Cruise on the RL Gott was one of the real highlights on our week on Mount Desert Island i.e. Acadia National Park. We took the Lunch Cruise where you place your lunch order before boarding, cruise out to Frenchboro and eat in a...More

Thank campiflo
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Island Cruises is unique and worth the time. Captain Eli and Jill did a great job keeping us informed and interested. This one qualifies as an excellent trip for kids and adults.

Thank CarlosGuillermoJuan
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I don't give out 5 star reviews often, well Island Cruises deserves every point on all 5!! I can't remember the captain's name, but he was incredibly knowledgable, well spoken, easy to hear, skilled behind the wheel and an all around pleasure to experience. We...More

Thank Keith T
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Stephanie F
Are pets allowed on this boat? Specifically, a 45-pound dog?
8 June 2015|
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Response from captaineli | Property representative |
I'm sorry, we only allow service animals on the boat during tours.
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