Acadia
National Park Maine

Guided Tours

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

NPS Photo by Kent Miller

 

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Ranger-Guided Bicycle Tours & Boat Cruises

Fees and Reservations Required

• Acadia By The Sea

2.75 hours, 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.
Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
For reservations call 207-288-2386 or reserve online www.barharborwhales.com

• Baker Island Cruise

5.0 hours (4.0 hours on boat, 1.0 hour hiking), 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.
Harbor Place, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
207-288-2386, www.barharborwhales.com

• Carriage Road Bike Tour

2.5 hours. 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.
Coastal Kayaking Tours / Acadia Bike, 48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
800-526-8615, www.acadiabike.com/group-tours

• Frenchman Bay Cruise

2.0 hours. 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, www.downeastwindjammer.com

• Islesford Historic and Scenic Cruise

2.5 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, www.cruiseacadia.com

 

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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Duration:
29 minutes, 13 seconds

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 ... https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm

Last updated: March 6, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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