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Boats & Crew

At Acadian Boat Tours, we take pride in our boats and crew. We have four boats, the Acadian, the Islander, the Eden Star and the Rambler. Our boats are clean and family oriented.

the-acadianThe Acadian

The Acadian is 65 feet in length, 20 feet wide and has a steel hull with twin diesel engines. She is equipped with radar for foggy days, VHF radio, GPS, and a concert quality PA system for your listening enjoyment. Her first deck has two restrooms, a heated cabin, and a small galley. The second deck is open for optimal viewing. The Acadian undergoes a rigorous Coast Guard Inspection annually. She is outfitted with all necessary lifesaving equipment as required to ensure the safety of our passengers. The Acadian is pet-friendly to friendly pets! It is the longest running tour on Frenchman Bay, since 1934, and is a true Maine tradition. The Acadian can hold a maximum of 149 passengers.

the-islanderThe Islander

The Islander is a 67-foot passenger vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, light galley service, clean restrooms, and 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 is our multi-tasker boat! With two 550 Volvo Tier 3 engines it enables us to get where we need to be on Frenchman Bay for our fishing trips. The Islander is also available for private charters.

the-acadianThe Eden Star

The Eden Star is an aluminum 70 Ft. Gulf Craft with two 550 HP John Deer Diesel Engines. She has a spacious open upper deck for spectacular unobstructed viewing, an indoor heated cabin and a small galley serving hot or cold beverages and light snacks. Onboard also find two clean restrooms and all the latest updated electronics and safety equipment per USCG. The Eden Star is licensed for 128 passengers though we have limited passenger counts to ensure maximum passenger comfort. She is fully USCG inspected and is pet friendly to friendly pets!

the-islanderThe Rambler

The Rambler (our ‘Fun’ boat) is a 27 foot Cape Horn with two Honda 150 HP 4 stroke clean and quiet outboard motors. This boat is perfect for you and your family (up to 6 passengers) to enjoy one of our private trips in Frenchman Bay! Join us for a personal Fishing trip, Sightseeing tour, Puffin cruise, a variety of Lighthouse trips or perhaps you just want to cruise along the shore of Acadia. The Rambler has full electronics, safety gear and a small restroom. Kick back, relax and enjoy your own personal adventure with one of our awesome captains!

Meet Our Captains, Naturalists, & Staff
Gary Fagan


Jerry Blandford


Phil Blanchard


Jeff Black


Marvin Shinn


Thom Ingram


Bill Townsend


Carl Mikkelson


Jimmy Dugan


Lou Ingrisano


Gabby Niejadlik


Kat Murphy

Office Manager

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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