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. June 19 through Aug 30, Tue, Wed, Thu, 8 am to 1 pm
No trips on Aug 28, Sept 4, 5, 11, 12
Explore beautiful Baker Island on a moderate hike, viewing historic homesteads, a lighthouse, and geology. Four hours on boat, one hour hiking. 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, www.barharborwhales.com

• Carriage Road Bike Tour

2.5 hours. July and Aug, 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 www.acadiabike.com/group-tours/

• Frenchman Bay Cruise

2 hours. Starts in mid-May. Sails daily in July and August, 2 pm
Days vary in Spring and Fall:

  • May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
  • June 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

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. Sails daily in July and August, 10 am

Days vary in Spring and Fall:

  • May 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31
  • June 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

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: May 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Phone:

(207) 288-3338

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