Schedules and fees vary; check the schedule of events for more information.
Baker Island Cruise (mid-June through mid-September)
Explore a remote, ocean-sculpted island seen by few visitors. Hop aboard a motorized launch for landing and discover the island's unique natural and cultural history on a moderate hike with a park ranger. 4.5 hours. Fee. Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor. Reservations: 207-288-2386.
Dive-In Theater Boat Cruise (mid-May through August)
Cruise with a ranger through Frenchman Bay in search of seals, porpoises, and coastal bird life. Watch real-time video as a diver scours the ocean floor for marine life to bring aboard the boat for hands-on exploration. 3 hours. Fee. College of Atlantic Dock. Advance Ticket Sales (through their reservation company): 207-288-DIVE (3483) www.divered.com.
Frenchman Bay Cruise (mid-May through early October)
Climb aboard a majestic 151-foot (46 m), four-masted schooner in search of wildlife and history. 2 hours. Fee. Bar Harbor Inn Pier. Reservations: 207-288-4585.
Islesford Historical Cruise (mid-May through early October)
Discover the enduring connections between people and the sea. Search for wildlife as you cruise to Little Cranberry Island for a stop at the Islesford Historical Museum and explore the scenic fjord of Somes Sound. Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor. 2.5 hours. Fee. Reservations: 207-276-5352.
- Warm, layered, and windproof/waterproof clothing for all seasons
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat
- Water and snacks
- Binoculars and a camera