Land and sea tours in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Tours - Land, Sea & Air

There are many types of Bar Harbor and Acadia tours available on both land and sea. This is a great way to become familiar with the region. Let an expert guide you to the high points as well as give some insider facts. If you already have an idea what you want to see, there are some custom options available as well.

Tours Custom By Bus By Boat

Island Cruises - “Best Island Tour in New England”

12 Little Island Way, Bass Harbor, ME 04653
(207) 244-5785 or Email

Named “Best Island Tour in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Island Cruises is a family owned business in its 22nd year. We focus on quality and creating an experience that is the highlight for many visitors. Join our Lunch Cruise to Frenchboro, a 120 year old island fishing village, or for our Afternoon Nature Cruise. Both trips feature wildlife that will simply astound you, coupled with an award winning narrative of the history and culture of the island communities of Blue Hill Bay and the Maine lobster fishery. We always haul a few lobster traps. See how they work and what's been caught.


Coastal Kayaking Tours

48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 288-9605 or Email

We are MDI's premier outfitter and the favorite choice of people who want to go sea kayaking. We feature small group tours (six boats or less) and personalized service with a professional and fun-loving guide staff that's second to none. We've been leading sea kayak tours for 30 years, longer than anyone else in New England. Tours are on both the east and west sides of MDI with a variety of routes around Bar Harbor. We have a great record of seeing harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles, osprey and other wildlife.


Downeast Windjammer Cruises

207-288-4585 or 207-546-2927
Cranberry Cove Ferry: 207-244-5882
Open: Varies

Margaret Todd - Join us aboard the only 4-masted schooner working in New England. Three, 1.5 - 2 hour trips daily, sailing among the islands of Frenchman Bay.
Bar Harbor/Winter Harbor Ferry - Four passenger service trips daily. Visit Schoodic Point, the “other side” of Acadia National Park.
4-Hour Fishing - Come and fish Frenchman Bay. Bait and tackle provided. Great fun for the whole family!
Cranberry Cove Ferry - Four to six trips daily providing passenger service between Southwest Harbor/Manset and the Cranberry Isles. Buy tickets onboard.


Acadian Boat Tours

Summer Sailing Location:
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
(207) 801-2300 or Email

Acadian Boat Tours offers Frenchman Bay sightseeing/nature cruises, family-friendly fishing trips (3 & 4 hours), puffin/lighthouse tours and fall spectacular Somes Sound Fjord tour. Our boats are comfortable and fully USCG licensed, equipped with indoor and outdoor seating, galley service, and restrooms. You will find us on the outskirts of downtown Bar Harbor, where we offer FREE ONSITE PARKING. The Acadian boat is pet friendly.


Tour Acadia

P.O. Box 426, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 460-4431 or Email

We offer tours for small groups, anywhere from 1-12 people, with a variety of vehicles to meet any need. In addition to our regular menu of tours, we're always happy to design something especially for you, depending on how long you want to tour and what you want to see. It's simple: you decide how deeply you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of Acadia and Mount Desert Island, and we'll put together a program that's right for you.


Scenic Flights of Acadia

On Route 3 at the Bar Harbor Airport
112 Caruso Dr., Trenton, ME 04605
(207) 667-6527 or Email
Open: 7 Days/wk - Year-Round!

Experience the Island the Best Way - See it from above! Climb aboard a Cessna 172 aircraft with an experienced Commercial Pilot, who will point out sights you can only view from above. Gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Somes Sound and more. Choose from one of our five popular flights, or custom tailor your own, with prices starting at $49 per person. Reservations are not required, with the exception of our unforgettable Sunset Flights and ‘off-season’ flights. Gift Certificates are available.


Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 266-1689 or Email

Kayak with an eco-friendly outfitter who teaches environmental education and donates a portion of tour fees to conservation! Our 12 person groups are the lowest priced in the area and we are the only outfitter to offer smaller 6 person groups. We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, nighttime stargazing, and private tours. Private tours can accommodate children as young as five. We see a variety of wildlife and most of our tours have the opportunity to stop on and explore an uninhabited coastal island. Beginners are welcome and all equipment is provided. We are a Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guide service.


North Country Rivers

Gadabout Gaddis Airport
Bingham, Maine 04920
1-800-348-8871

Discover Maine White Water Rafting on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Daily trips from April through October. In addition, we offer ATV Tours (May-Nov), Moose Safaris (May-Sept), Kayaking (May-Sept), Snowmobile Tours (Jan-March), RV and Tent Camping (Apr-Nov), Cabins (Year Round) and Restaurant.


At Your Service Taxi & Tours

Bar Harbor & Acadia Region
(207) 288-9222 • Tours at (207) 288-9229Email

A locally operated taxi and tour service in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park since 1999. We will welcome you to our island with safe, courteous, uniformed, professional drivers who have an extensive knowledge of the area. Our driver-guides create unique narrated tours tailored to your time and interests. Ride in comfort in your own private van that stops when and where you want for as long as you want. We are always open and accept all major credit cards.


National Park Canoe & Kayak Rental

145 Pretty Marsh Road, Mount Desert, Maine
(207) 244-5854 or Email

Located on the north end of beautiful 4 mile Great Long Pond • Loons, eagles, ducks, osprey, and even pileated woodpeckers add to the experience. Canoes in 3 lengths, solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, and paddle boards, we can deliver to you or car-top on-site. Provide all paddling gear plus instruction and a pre-trip briefing.


Northeast Whitewater - Rafting & Moose Tours

142 Moosehead Lake Rd., P.O. Box 1623, Greenville, ME 04441
Call 888-484-3317 or Email

Northeast Whitewater is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia and the Bar Harbor region. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Reserve your spot today! Call 888-484-3317

Boats, Cruises & Sailing:

Acadian Boat Tours

119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
207-801-2300

Take a 2 hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. Nature Cruises leave daily in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions and Egg Rock lighthouse.

Downeast Sailing Adventures

Eagle Lake Rd., Bar Harbor
207-288-2216

Experience Maine on Acadia’s Quiet Side as we sail among the Cranberry Islands and Somes Sound. Enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Acadia National Park, unspoiled by cruise ships and resort hotels. Sit back and relax as we sail past lighthouses, lobstermen, and cliffside mansions that make this world-class cruising area unique.

Downeast Windjammer Cruises

Margaret Todd: 207-288-4585
Cranberry Ferry: 207-244-5882

Join us aboard the Margaret S. Todd, the only 4-masted schooner working in New England. Three, 1.5 to 2 hour trips daily, sailing among the islands of Frenchman Bay. We also have the Bar Harbor/Winter Harbor Ferry and the Cranberry Cove Ferry providing passenger service between Southwest Harbor/Manset and the Cranberry Isles.

Diver Ed Underwater VideoTours

146 Gilbert Farm Rd., Bar Harbor
207-288-3483

Experience Maine's only underwater sightseeing trip direct from the bottom of the sea! You remain dry on the boat as divers go down with a video camera which you watch on a screen. Then, divers bring their catch directly to you on the boat to answer questions.

Island Cruises

12 Little Island Way, Bass Harbor
207-244-5785

Our narrated nature cruises (including lunch trip to Frenchboro) will help you discover the abundant wildlife and history of Maine's offshore islands. See seals, eagles, porpoise; haul lobster traps; learn about fishing along the Maine coast, yesterday and today.

Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

55 West St., Bar Harbor
207-963-2341

Offers 2 hour tours leaving from the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine - top tour and named “Best Lobster Boat Cruise” in New England. Includes an informative and entertaining demonstration of how the Maine Lobster is harvested as well as seal watching.

Sea Princess Cruises

20 Sea St., Northeast Harbor
207-276-5352

Offers two - four unique narrated scenic tours (depending on season) of Mount Desert Island, departing from the Northeast Harbor Town Marina in beautiful and protected Somes Sound.

Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours

Dock: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel
207-412-0222

Captain Winston Shaw, an expert naturalist, offers private boat tours for 1- 6 people. Choose from more than 20 enjoyable 1 - 8 hour custom designed trips. View eagles, seals, loons, and other wildlife, along with spectacular sea cliffs, pristine islands, lighthouses, and sunsets.


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Buses & Tours:

Island Explorer Shuttle Bus

Numerous Locations
207-667-5796

Free transit by clean propane-powered vehicles supported by the National Park Service, area towns, the US DOT, Maine DOT, local businesses, and Friends of Acadia. Eight bus routes link inns, hotels, campgrounds and destinations within Acadia National Park.

Oli's Trolly

1 West St., Bar Harbor
207-288-9899

This is a great way to see the sites of Acadia National Park when you want to leave the driving to someone else. There are 1 and 2 1/2 hour tours available depending upon the season so check with the web site.

Tour Acadia

Bar Harbor
207-460-4431

We offer tours for individuals and small groups of up to 12 people with a variety of vehicles and will design customized tours to meet your needs. Just give us a call to discuss and we will create the right program.

Mount Desert Island Map

Location of Sights
For Reference

This Mount Desert island map shows you were the towns and many sights within Acadia National Park are located so that you can determine what tours are best for you.


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Tours:

Tour Acadia

Bar Harbor
207-288-9605 or Email

We offer tours for small groups, anywhere from 1-12 people, with a variety of vehicles to meet any need. In addition to our regular menu of tours, we're always happy to design something especially for you, depending on how long you want to tour and what you want to see.


Island Cruises

Bass Harbor
207-244-5785 or Email

Named “Best Island Tour in New England” by Yankee Magazine, Island Cruises is a family owned business in its 22nd year. We focus on quality and creating an experience that is the highlight for many Maine visitors. Join us for our Lunch Cruise to Frenchboro, a 120 year old island fishing village, or for our Afternoon Nature Cruise.


Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Bar Harbor
207-266-1689 or Email

Kayak with an eco-friendly outfitter who teaches environmental education and donates a portion of tour fees to conservation! We offer the lowest priced 12 person and 6 person groups in the area. Private tours can accommodate children as young as five. We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, and nighttime stargazing.


North Country Rivers

Various Locations
1-800-348-8871

White Water Rafting on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers. All equipment provided. No experience necessary. Daily trips April - October. In addition, we offer ATV Tours (May-Nov), Moose Safaris (May-Sept), Kayaking (May-Sept), Snowmobile Tours (Jan-March), RV and Tent Camping (Apr-Nov), Cabins (Year Round.)


Northeast Whitewater

Greenville, Maine
1-888-484-3317

Northeast Whitewater is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia and the Bar Harbor region. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes. Reserve your spot today!


Acadian Boat Tours

119 Eden St., Bar Harbor
207-801-2300

Take a 2 hour, fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. Nature Cruises leave daily in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions and Egg Rock lighthouse.

Acadia Park Kayak Tours

99 Bridge St., Bar Harbor
207-266-1689

Kayak with an outfitter whose Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides are some of the most experienced in the area. We teach environmental education and donate a portion of tour fees to conservation! We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, nighttime stargazing, and private tours. All equipment provided - beginners welcome.

At Your Service Taxi & Tours

Bar Harbor Area
207-288-9222

A locally operated taxi and tour service in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park since 1999. We will welcome you to our island with safe, courteous, uniformed, professional drivers who have an extensive knowledge of the area. We are always open and accept all major credit cards

Coastal Kayaking Tours

48 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
207-288-9605

MDI's premier outfitter and premier choice for sea kayaking featuring small groups (up to 6 boats per tour) and personalized service. Tours are on both east and west sides of the island with a great record of seeing harbor seals, porpoises, bald eagles, osprey and other wildlife.

National Park Sea Kayak

39 Cottage St., Bar Harbor
1-800-347-0940

Specializing in Sea Kayak Tours of the Acadia National Park coastline and uninhabited islands. Let our Registered Maine Guide help you discover local marine wildlife close to the shore.

North Country Rivers

36 Main St., Bingham
1-800-348-8871

Guided Rafting (Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers), ATV Tours and Moose Safaris offered daily (Apr-Oct). Guided trips run daily, all equipment provided, no experience necessary. Call today to book your Maine Outdoor Adventure with North Country Rivers.

Northeast Guide Service

Greenville, Maine
207-695-0151

Northeast Guide Service is the closest rafting and moose tour company to Acadia and the Bar Harbor region. We provide personalized half and full day trips in whitewater rafting, moose tours, kayaking, canoeing and waterfall hikes in North Central Maine.

Tour Acadia

Bar Harbor
207-460-4431

We offer tours for small groups, anywhere from 1-12 people, with a variety of vehicles to meet any need. In addition to our regular menu of tours, we're always happy to design something especially for you, depending on how long you want to tour and what you want to see.


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Tours - Custom:

Tour Acadia

Bar Harbor
207-288-9605 or Email

We offer tours for small groups, anywhere from 1-12 people, with a variety of vehicles to meet any need. In addition to our regular menu of tours, we're always happy to design something especially for you, depending on how long you want to tour and what you want to see.


Acadia Park Kayak Tours

99 Bridge St., Bar Harbor
207-266-1689

Kayak with an outfitter whose Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides are some of the most experienced in the area. We teach environmental education and donate a portion of tour fees to conservation! We offer sunrise, daytime, sunset, nighttime stargazing, and private tours. All equipment provided - beginners welcome.

At Your Service Taxi & Tours

Bar Harbor Area
207-288-9222

A locally operated taxi and tour service in Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park since 1999. We will welcome you to our island with safe, courteous, uniformed, professional drivers who have an extensive knowledge of the area. We are always open and accept all major credit cards

Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours

Dock: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel
207-412-0222

Captain Winston Shaw, an expert naturalist, offers private boat tours for 1- 6 people. Choose from more than 20 enjoyable 1 - 8 hour custom designed trips. View eagles, seals, loons, and other wildlife, along with spectacular sea cliffs, pristine islands, lighthouses, and sunsets.

Tour Acadia

Bar Harbor
207-460-4431

We offer tours for small groups, anywhere from 1-12 people, with a variety of vehicles to meet any need. In addition to our regular menu of tours, we're always happy to design something especially for you, depending on how long you want to tour and what you want to see.


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New Tours & New Friends

Greg A. Hartford, photographer, author, publisherOne of the best and most fun Acadia Tours I have taken was when a friend of mine and I booked a private tour complete with our own Captain. Besides being extremely knowledgeable about boats, navigation, and the islands in the area around Mount Desert Island, he knew an amazing amount of facts and insider type information about what had happened historically in the area, things that happened in the recent past, as well as unfolding events. We had a great time and walked away with a new friend that day.