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Acadian Nature Cruises

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-2300
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Just do it!

There is only so much hiking one middle-aged couple can do in one day! After hiking and lunch on a... read more

Reviewed today
MichinMaine1999
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Cruise great, beware of customer service

All in all the cruise itself was great. Very informative and the scenery is tremendous. Beware of... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Sean B
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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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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+1 207-801-2300
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Reviewed today via mobile

There is only so much hiking one middle-aged couple can do in one day! After hiking and lunch on a hot day, we decided to give this a try. We booked online while in town. The location is outside of central downtown, but still close...More

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Reviewed yesterday

All in all the cruise itself was great. Very informative and the scenery is tremendous. Beware of the customer service rep - not helpful at all and was rude.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us! I'm not sure about the customer service end - I will definitely look in to that end - thank you for the heads up. Diane Smith

Reviewed yesterday

This is our 2nd time to take this tour and it was worth doing again. Friendly staff, great information and an absolute blast. They make the trip very easy.

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

As always - we love our customers - but even more than that - we LOVE our repeat customers! Thank you for coming along with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great time and great guide! What a great 2 hours - beautiful sites and a nice relaxing time! I highly recommend.

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

Thank you for your great review!! We LOVE hearing from our passengers!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour guides were very well versed in the biology, geology, history, and culture of the area and presented interesting information that our two young children, as well as we, could enjoy.

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

Thank you for your kind review - we're glad you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on the 10am sight-seeing and nature cruise. The tour guide was great--he shared a lot of good historical and ecological info about the area. Had great views of the coast and saw lots of shorebirds, some bald eagles, harbor seals, and a few dolphins....More

Thank Andie G
Diane S, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking time out to write a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Diane Smith

Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I recently visited from Ireland and were delighted with the voyage ,enchanted with the scenery and wildlife,and enthralled with the engaging narration of our amiable guide Karl . We had been recommended the Acadia by our host at Moseley cottage and his...More

Thank Mary K
Diane S, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow - well thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 days ago

We did both a bus tour through Acadia and the Nature Cruise to see Mt Desert. This was our favorite activity during our stay in Bar Harbor. Our guide, Carl, and Captain Jeff showed us some beautiful coastline of Mt Desert and the surrounding islands....More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 5 days ago

We take an Acadian cruise every time we come to Bar Harbor. They are always smooth and educational. The staff are always friendly and have a good sense of humor.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You know we love our passengers but even more than that - we love our repeat passengers!!! Thank you for spending time with us once again!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the nature scenic tour and it was amazing! The staff was awesome and accommodating both in the office and on the boat. I was worried that we would have to walk from downtown Bar Harbor to the launch but they provided a beautiful...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Acadian Nature Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow - thank you SO much!! What a wonderful review - our driver, Sheldon, is a pretty cool guy!! Diane Smith

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brwnys
1 August 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Our Sightseeing/Nature cruises run about 2 hours at either 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or our sunset trip at 6:00 p.m. (sunset trips change time throughout July & August so check ahead if this is your choice) We also offer a... More
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Ashley C
1 July 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello! I recommend a reservation a day or two before you wish to go. We are very pet friendly to friendly pets! You just need to have them leashed how you normally would to take them on board.
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longhornfanMaryland
24 May 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, I won't say never but it's very rare we have anyone who has an issue on the Acadian (Sightseeing/Nature Cruise) boat. We stay in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay and it's typically much calmer than the longer... More
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