Looking for a more personal adventure? New for 2019 at Acadian Boat Tours – Private Boat Tours for you and your family on our new boat – the Yankee Cat! Holding up to a MAXIMUM of 6 passengers with plenty of elbow room for everyone – join us on one of our awesome tours for a magical, personal experience! Choose from our options below – or call us with your personal preferences and see what we can put together specifically for you: 207-801-2300 *Please note – all private tours will need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
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All Around Sightseeing and Nature Watching Cruise
See the shoreline of Acadia National Park by boat – one of the best ways to view the sights! Cruise by Sand Beach, Thunderhole, Great Head and down to Otter Cliffs and more. Two lighthouses include Egg Rock Light where we find harbor seals often sunning on the rocks or swimming nearby and Mark Island Light on the Winter Harbor side. Take in the vintage summer ‘cottages,’ the local Porcupine Islands, watch as lobstermen pull their traps and look for eagles in the nest or high in the trees as well as other wildlife. Trip is 2 hours – $350.00
Bass Harbor Lighthouse Tour
Description: The most photographed lighthouse in our area! Best experienced by boat – this is a beautiful tour and geared for the photography enthusiast! Go along the coastline of Acadia National Park, up into gorgeous Somes Sound (which is the only fjord on the east coast) as well as having great views of Bear Island Lighthouse, Egg Rock Lighthouse, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, the towns of Manset, Seal Harbor and Southwest Harbor. Another great trip for watching the lobstermen or spotting seals, eagles, osprey, harbor porpoise and whatever else may be in the area for wildlife. Trip is 3 & ½ to 4 hours – best for a morning departure – $525.00
Head out across Frenchman Bay for some of the most scenic cliffs and paths along the lesser traveled areas of Acadia National Park. We will travel along the shoreline of Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor to the majestic cliffs of the Schoodic Peninsula. Along the way we see Egg Rock Lighthouse and cruise between the Porcupine Islands for an up close look. Expect to see harbor seals, eagles, osprey and possibly harbor porpoise along the way. Trip will be 2 hours – $350.00
Cruise the shores of Mount Desert Island towns & villages, and Acadia National Park on our spectacular Somes Sound Fjord tour! View the vintage homes of Northeast & Seal Harbors, the quaint village of Southwest Harbor, and cruise with us through Somes sound into the only fjord on the east coast. We will experience Bear Island and Egg Rock Lighthouses, 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 – watch for harbor seals, bald eagles, osprey and other seabirds and wildlife. This tour is a photographer’s dream with amazing views around every corner! The Yankee Cat boat is a smaller size and allows us to get a little closer to many of the sights. This tour is a great introduction to the island of Mount Desert and her well-knows and sometime lesser seen inlets, outlets and hidden gems! Trip is 3.25 hours – $450.00
Puffins /Lighthouses/ Seabirds
Very similar to our regular puffin trip – only more personalized just for you! Travel out to Petit Manan Lighthouse (the second tallest lighthouse in Maine) and hang out with these awesome little birds for a bit! Bring your camera – bring your binoculars – and bring your jackets!! This is a bit of an offshore trip – so it is a LOT colder on the water! Besides puffins – look for other pelagic birds not easily seen closer to shore such as: razorbills, guillemots, artic turns and others as well as seals, harbor porpoise, eagles and osprey. We cruise by some of the Schoodic Peninsula – as well as Mark Island and Egg Rock Lighthouses. Plenty of time to take some great photos. Trip will be 3 to 3 ½ hrs. – $525.00 – Morning departures are best for this tour.
Frenchman Bay Fishing
Take the kids – take the wife – bring grandpa for this fun fishing trip in the bay! Three or four hours – we head out to the best fishing spots we know for some jig fishing for all. Typically catching mackerel, Pollock, codfish, redfish, cunners and??? All tackle is included and the captain will help take your fish off the line if needed. Don’t be surprised to spot seals and eagles while out there – or some of the awesome sights Frenchman Bay holds! Want to bring home your catch? Bring along a cooler for storage. Or catch and release and just enjoy the day! 3 hour trip – $350.004 hour trip – $450.00
The Yankee Cat ash scattering by sea gives families a poignant, efficient and legal way to say goodby. Trip will be 1 to 1& ½ hours – $300.00
Call to book any private charter. 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.