May 15, 2020

Corona Virus Update for Acadian Boat Tours

To all our friends and passengers,

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times – Acadian Boat Tours will offer minimal tours for the month of June including our Private Boat Tours for families / groups of up to 6 people AND our Family Friendly Fishing Trips for up to 10 people.

We expect to have more trips available starting July 1st – but await updated guidelines from the CDC as well as the State of Maine Governor’s office.

We look forward to welcoming everyone in the very near future – and of course will re-evaluate the situation every week as information becomes available.

For further information about our trips or ongoing Corona Virus information as it pertains to our business, please call us at: 207-801-2300 or email: [email protected].

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone in the near future.

Also, per federal and state guidelines, we ask that passengers please wear their face coverings on any of our tours for the foreseeable future.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our awesome passengers, crew and staff a little safer!

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Looking for a more personal adventure?

New at Acadian Boat Tours – Private Boat Tours for you and your family on our new boat – the Yankee Rambler!



  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Sightseeing/Nature Cruise
  • Fishing Trips and Puffin Trips
  • Somes Sound Fjord Tour
  • Our trips depart daily from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel at 119 Eden St.

We have two boats, the Acadian and the Islander. Our boats are clean and family oriented and the Acadian is pet-friendly. Both boats offer a snack bar, restrooms, and a heated cabin.

Our boats are USCG Safety Inspected yearly.


Located at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel in Bar Harbor, Maine, Acadian Boat Tours offers nature cruises, puffin and seabird tours, tours of Somes Sound, as well as fishing trips aboard the Acadian and the Islander. 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. 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 two boats, the Acadian and the Islander. Our boats are clean and family oriented and the Acadian is pet friendly. Both boats offer a snack bar, restrooms, and a heated 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.

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