At Acadian Boat Tours, we take pride in our boats and crew. We have two boats, the Acadian and the Islander. Our boats are clean and family oriented.
The Acadian is 60.8 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 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 40 for maximum personal comfort onboard. This is our multi-tasker boat! With two 700 HP motors it enables us to get where we need to be, whether it be Petit Manan or Somes Sound or Frenchman Bay for our fishing trips.
Meet Our Captains, Naturalists, & Staff
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.