VIP Somes Sound Fjord & Harbors Tour

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

Cruise the shores of Mount Desert Island towns, villages, and Acadia National Park on our spectacular fall tour aboard the Islander. View the vintage homes of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the quaint village of Southwest Harbor, and cruise with us through Somes Sound into the only fjord on the East Coast.

We’ll experience Bear Island and Egg Rock Lighthouses, and learn about the men and women who kept the fires burning. See the shoreline of Acadia National Park, Valley Cove and its amazing walls of granite, mountain vistas and other highlights of this natural beauty. Along the way our naturalist will point out harbor seals, bald eagles, osprey, and other wildlife. This tour is a photographer’s dream with amazing views around every corner.

The Islander’s size and shape allows us to get a little closer to many of the sights. This tour is a great introduction to Mount Desert Island and her well-known and sometimes lesser seen inlets, outlets, and hidden gems. There is indoor and outdoor seating, a snack bar, and clean restrooms onboard. The 67-foot Islander accepts a maximum of only 40 passengers, so reservations are strongly recommended. 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.

The VIP Tour will sail daily beginning September 1, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. from our dock at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel at 119 Eden Street in Bar Harbor. Starting on September 7th this trip will leave at noon. The trip will run approximately three and one-quarter hours.


• 3 hours and 15 minutes

Available Times

September 1st – September 9th (Every Day)
• 1:15PM

September 10th – October 21st (Every Day)
• 12:00PM


• Adults (Ages 15 and over): $49
• Seniors (Ages 62 and over): $46
• Children (Ages 14 and under): $34

Meeting 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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