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Acadian Boat Tours

Acadian Boat Tours

Acadian Boat Tours

Acadian Boat Tours

Acadian Boat Tours

Why Choose Acadian Boat Tours?

  • 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)
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Our Acadian Boats

Come aboard the Acadian, Eden Star, Islander, Rambler and the Jennifer Ann. 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 six-passenger private charter boat — the  Rambler. Our Bar Harbor cruises 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 Acadian nature cruises.

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2,245+ 5-star Reviews of our Bar Harbor Cruises!

Acadia boat tour

Great adventure, saw seals, lighthouses and listened to interesting facts on the area. Bit hard to hear at times, just need to find the right place to sit. Beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend and would love to go back and do the puffin trip in the right season!

– Kristin, Tripadvisor
First time Ever!!!

I have always had a fear of going on the ocean. Facing my fears to experience everything I have always wanted to do. What an amazing experience! Educational & Fun! We saw whales, seal, bald eagles and amazing scenery.

– Patricia D., Tripadvisor
Just beautiful!

Such a beautiful and scenic boat ride. Even though it was October in Maine, the sun was shining and it couldn't have been a prettier day. We saw a lighthouse, lots of seals, and even a couple bald eagles. Definitely glad we did the boat tour!

– Tina S., Tripadvisor
Great stories and views!! Had so much fun

Everything is very organized, they take you out at the bay, you hear very cool stories about each island, about lobster fishing and about the animals that leave in the area. We got to see seals, bald eagle and a lot of others!

– Meander02707089345, Tripadvisor
Excellent harbor tour

Really outstanding tour of Bar Harbor and Frenchman’s Bay! Boat was nice and clean and comfortable and Captain Phil guided it skillfully. The tour narrator, Abbie, was outstanding and pointed out all the landmarks and wildlife. We were able to see seals, dolphins and other wildlife. Highly recommend this boat tour!

– Ted E., Tripadvisor