National Park Maine

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Ranger on boat looks into distance while two visitors look through binoculars

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Ranger-Guided Bicycle Tours & Boat Cruises

Fees and Reservations Required

• Acadia By The Sea

2.75 hours, Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
• July 9-Oct 18 (*No sailings: Sept 3, Sept 9, Sept 29, Oct 13)
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10 am-1 pm
$42 adults, $27 children 6–14, $14 children age 5 and under
For reservations call 207-288-2386 or reserve online
Get out on the water and enjoy spectacular views of Acadia National Park, including Schoodic Peninsula. Enjoy narration and personal interaction with a park ranger about the natural and cultural history of the region.

• Baker Island Cruise

5.0 hours (4.0 hours on boat, 1.0 hour hiking), Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
• June 18-Sept 5
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8 am-1 pm
$49 adults, $27 children 6–14, $14 children 5 and under
For reservations call 207-288-2386 or reserve online
Spot seabirds and marine mammals on a cruise along coastal Acadia. Explore beautiful Baker Island, its homestead, lighthouse and history for a one hour, 1.0-mile walking tour. Terrain requires good mobility and footwear. Not recommended for young children. No pets or strollers. No restrooms on island.

• Carriage Road Bike Tour

2.5 hours, Hulls Cove Visitor Center carriage road entrance
• July 1-Aug 31
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:30-11 am

• Sept 1-30
Tuesday, Thursday

8:30-11 am

$57 per person, including the bike, helmet and tour.
Coastal Kayaking Tours / Acadia Bike, 48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
For reservations call 800-526-8615, or reserve online

Enjoy the car-free carriage roads at a comfortable pace on a ranger-guided 6.0 mile moderate ride while discovering the diverse beauty of Acadia. The program price includes the use of a 21-speed bike and helmet for the full day. Participants should arrive at the Visitor Center by 8:15 am.

• Frenchman Bay Cruise

2.0 hours, Bar Harbor Inn Pier

• May 26-June 15
Sunday, Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

2-4 pm
• June 16-August 31

2-4 pm
• Sept 1- Sept 28
Sunday, Monday,Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

2-4 pm
• Sept 29 -Oct 14
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Saturday

2-4 pm

$45 adults, $42 seniors (65+), $35 ages 6–11, $10 ages 2–5, infants free. Group rates (15+) are available.
For reservations call 207 288-4585, or reserve online
Climb aboard a 151-foot (46 m), four-masted schooner and hoist sails in search of wildlife and history in Frenchman Bay.

• Islesford Historic and Scenic Cruise

2.75 hours, Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor
• May 26-June 15
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10 am-12:45 pm
• June 16- August 31

10 am-12:45 pm
• Sept 1-Sept 28
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

10 am-12:45 pm
• Sept 29-Oct 14
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10 am-12:45 pm
$32 adults, $29 seniors (65+), $19 ages 6-12, $9 ages 0-5
For reservations call 207 276-5352, or reserve online
Explore the connections between people and the sea on a ranger-led boat tour of Great Harbor and Somes Sound, with a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island


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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Each summer, from mid-June through mid-September, a local company offers a five-hour boat cruise to Baker Island interpreted by an NPS park ranger. A short trip on a motorized launch is required to complete the journey, however. Since some visitors with mobility impairments may not be able to participate in the experience, the NPS commissioned this video by Will Greene, a local filmmaker. Learn more about all of the park's  guided tours and boat cruise offerings at ...

Last updated: August 22, 2019

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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