Guided Tours


Bus and Carriage Tours


National Park Tours
Offers 2.5-hour narrated bus tours through the park, including three 15-minute stops (one on Cadillac Mountain), from May through October. For reservations and information, call 207-288-0300 or visit their website.

Oli's Trolley
Offers 1-hour and 2.5-hour narrated trolley tours through the park, including a stop at the top of Cadillac Mountain, from May through October. Board trolleys in downtown Bar Harbor. For reservations and more information, call 207-288-9899 or visit their website.

Carriages of Acadia, Inc. (Wildwood Stables)
Visit their website for descriptions of each tour and prices. For information and reservations for tours and overnight stabling, contact: Carriages of Acadia, P.O. Box 1406, Houlton, Maine 04730. Phone: 877-276-3622 or 207-276-5721.

Tour Boat

Ranger-Narrated Boat Cruises


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)

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.

Cruise Essentials

  • Warm, layered, and windproof/waterproof clothing for all seasons
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat
  • Water and snacks
  • Binoculars and a camera

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