Puffins, Lighthouses, & Seabirds Cruise

Adults Ages 15 and older
Seniors Ages 62 and older
Children Ages 14 and under

Welcome aboard the M/V Islander for your 3½ hour Puffins, Lighthouses and Seabirds trip, leaving daily from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel (119 Eden St.) in Bar Harbor, Maine. See the highlights of our beautiful coast including Mark Island, Petit Manan and Egg Rock Lighthouses. Hear the stories of the brave men and women who settled and cared for this rocky coastline, and be entertained as our professional naturalist points out seabirds and mammals only seen offshore.

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 June every day. In July & August – this trip sails on Sunday only.

The Islander is a 67-ft. passenger vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, light galley service, clean restrooms, and an experienced captain and crew. The Islander is licensed to carry a maximum of 70 passengers, but we have limited the number to 35 for maximum personal comfort onboard. This Acadia wildlife tour sails from mid-May through June. Sorry, the Islander boat is NOT pet-friendly. For our passengers with furry friends, we recommend the Acadian Sightseeing/Nature cruise, which welcomes friendly pets.


• 3.5 hours

Available Times

Every Day – May 18th – June 8th
• 12:00PM

Every Day – June 9th – June 30th
• 1:15PM

Sundays only – July 1st – August 18th
• 1:15PM


• Adults (Ages 15 and over): $52
• Seniors (Ages 62 and over): $49
• Children (Ages 14 and under): $35

Departure Location


We offer free onsite parking!

Cancellation Policy

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.

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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