Guided Tours

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

NPS Photo by Kent Miller


Ranger-Guided Bicycle Tours & Boat Cruises

Fees and Reservations Required

For specific dates and times, please consult the online Calendar.

• Baker Island Cruise

5 hours, 1.5 hours on island, 8 am to 1 pm
Through Aug 30, Tue, Wed, Thu
Sailings on September 4, 5, 11, 12
Explore beautiful Baker Island on a moderate, two-mile hike, viewing historic homesteads, a lighthouse, and geology. Terrain requires good mobility and endurance. Not recommended for young children. No pets or strollers. No restrooms on Island.
Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor(207) 288-2386,

• Carriage Road Bike Tour

2.5 hours. July and August, Tue, Wed, Thu, 8:30 am
Enjoy the car-free carriage roads at a comfortable pace while discovering the diverse beauty of Acadia on this six-mile moderate ride. Twenty-one speed bike, transport to the park, and gear provided for the full day.
Coastal Kayaking Tours/ Acadia Bike. 48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, 800-526-8615

• Frenchman Bay Cruise

July and August: Sails daily, 2 pm
September and October: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 2 pm, 2 hours (No program 10/13)
Climb aboard a majestic 151-foot (46 m), four-masted schooner and hoist sails in search of wildlife and history.
Bar Harbor Inn Pier, (207) 288-4585,

• Islesford Historic and Scenic Cruise

July and August: Sails daily, 10 am, 2.75 hours
September and October: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 10 am, 2.75 hours
Explore the connections between people and the sea with a scenic tour of Somes Sound and a visit to the Islesford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island.
Municipal Pier, Northeast Harbor, (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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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 28, 2018

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PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


(207) 288-3338

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