Join us for an adventure into Frenchman Bay and the Gulf of Maine to see the most awesome iconic symbols of Maine: Puffins and Lighthouses!
Cruise with us aboard the M/V Eden Star with our knowledgeable naturalists and crew to see three island lighthouses, including Petit Manan (where puffins and other off-shore birds are seen from mid-May through mid-August), Mark Island Light and Egg Rock Light.
The tour also stops by Schoodic Island in search of eagles and other wildlife. The boat then takes a scenic ride along Schoodic Peninsula to view a bit of the shoreline of Acadia National Park. Other wildlife includes seals, harbor porpoise, osprey and other seabirds.
*Puffins are about the size of a large crow. We follow wildlife viewing guidelines in order to prevent disturbance of the seabirds.
*The M/V Eden Star is a 65 Foot Gulf Craft vessel licensed for 123 passengers. We do limit our passenger numbers to 65 for maximum comfort. There is upper and lower decks, indoor and outdoor seating, clean restrooms and a small galley onboard.
*Binoculars are very helpful for viewing puffins and other wildlife such as seals and eagles. Binoculars are available to rent aboard the vessel for $5 if needed!
Some of the birds often seen on this tour include puffins, razorbills, murres, guillemots, shearwaters, terns, gulls, jaegers, various raptors, ducks, and waders. Don’t worry if you’re not a professional birder. Our crew can assist birdwatchers of all skill levels. Bird sightings do change with the seasons.
This trip includes an extended viewing of Petit Manan Lighthouse on one of only seven islands in Maine where endangered Atlantic puffins nest. Experience the majestic scenery of Schoodic Peninsula as well as part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Join us for the opportunity to see the wonderful wildlife and breathtaking views of the coast of Maine.
This Acadia Wildlife tour sails from mid-May through mid – August daily.
The Eden Star is a 65-ft. passenger vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, light galley service, clean restrooms, and an experienced captain and crew. The Eden Star is licensed to carry a maximum of 128 passengers, but we have limited the number to 70 for maximum personal comfort onboard. This Acadia wildlife tour sails from mid-May through mid-August. The Eden Star is pet-friendly to friendly pets!
• 3.5 hours
Available Departure Times
May 15 to May 15 – 9:30 a.m.
May 27 to Aug. 6 – 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (1:45 p.m. on Saturdays)
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Questions? Call us at 207-801-2300.
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.