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Coronavirus Update for Acadian Boat Tours

To all our friends and passengers.

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we have implemented some strategic guidelines for our boat tours:

  1. All passengers are required to wear face masks while boarding and while onboard all passenger vessels. (Please note, if this regulation changes – we will update the requirements).  Find this under CDC regulations: Order under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 264) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations 70.2, 71.31 (b), 71.32 (b)
  2. Please maintain a distance of 6’ between parties while waiting to board.
  3. Our capacities are reduced to approximately 1/3 of original, leaving space to social distance. 
  4. Hand sanitizer is available in several places throughout the boats.
  5. Our crew sanitizes high traffic and other needed areas between each trip.
  6. We are using a printed manifest for boarding – and passengers receive either an email or text message to show when boarding (for now, we are not issuing physical tickets). 

We will be offering multiple trips daily throughout the 2021 season. 

We strongly recommend making a reservation either through our

Ticket office: 207-801-2300 or online as with the limitations of passengers, the trips do tend to fill quickly. 

We thank you for your patience and for choosing Acadian Boat Tours for your vacation boat trip!

Welcome Aboard!


  • FREE Onsite Parking
  • Sightseeing/Nature Cruises
  • Lighthouse and National Park Tours
  • Family Friendly Fishing Trips
  • Puffin Trips
  • Somes Sound Fjord Tour
  • Our trips depart daily from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel at 119 Eden St. (located 1 & ½ miles – a 5 minute drive, from downtown, Bar Harbor)

We have four boats, the Acadian, the Islander, the Eden Star and the Rambler. Our boats are clean and family oriented and the Acadian & Eden Star are pet-friendly! The larger boats offer a snack bar and indoor heated cabin. All boats offer clean restrooms.

Our boats are USCG Safety Inspected yearly.


Located at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. in Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadian Boat Tours offers Sightseeing/Nature cruisesPuffins/Lighthouses & Seabird ToursTours of the Somes Sound Fjord, Lighthouse and National Park trips, Family Friendly Fishing trips as well as private family charters aboard our vessels.  Explore the rich wildlife population and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, the islands of Frenchman Bay, and the shoreline of Bar Harbor.

We also feature views of lighthouses, the vintage homes of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Seal Harbor, and the quaint village of Southwest Harbor. Cruise with us through Frenchman Bay or Somes Sound into the only fjord on the East Coast. Take in the historical lighthouses of our area! We have naturalists who will keep you informed about the wildlife we are seeing and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We have four boats, the Acadian, the Islander the Eden Star AND our 6 passenger private charter boat –the  Rambler. Our boats are clean and family oriented and the Acadian & Eden Star are pet friendly!  The boats offer a small snack bar, restrooms, and the large boats also have a heated, indoor cabin. However, please bring a warm jacket or sweater with you on all of our cruises, as temperatures on the water are cooler than they are on shore.

We provide great trips for the entire family or group. Reservations are always recommended. Dates and times vary by trip chosen. Please see our trip schedule for details. We have plenty of free parking on site for guests while on one of our cruises.

More Information

Our cruises depart daily from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other marine life.

Tours are fully narrated and run between 2-4 hours depending on the trip you choose.