Boat trip recos for Bar Harbor/Acadia
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 1, 2013 6:18 AM Last Post By: nrclibn
Jul 31, 2013 1:26 PM
Boat trip recos for Bar Harbor/AcadiaI'll be in Acadia National Park for a couple days next week and was looking for recommendations on cool/fun boat cruises. Any suggestions? I'd love something scenic, preferably good for wildlife spotting while also being historically informative. Flexible on length of time, but I was thinking about half a day.
Jul 31, 2013 5:01 PM
2There is also a replica of a tall sailing ship docked at Bar Harbor that takes tourists out for sailing cruises around Mt. Desert Island. Out of Northeast Harbor, there are ferries that regularly sail out to the outlying islands to deliver mail and provide transportation for residents. As you drive on Mt. Desert Island along Route #3, after about 3 miles, before Bar Harbor Campground, there is a road leading north/left to a quiet harbor that is a state park, where people go kayaking, BBQ lobster, and walk along the shoreline to see the wildlife.. It is beautiful and not many tourists know about it. There is a private campground nearby, but the access road is mostly residential.
Edited by: trekker502
Jul 31, 2013 5:14 PM
3There are also Acadian Nature Cruises that left from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel directly across the road from where we stayed ... didn't take a cruise, but a few people we chatted to really liked the puffins. There are also a number of whale-watching trips available.
Aug 1, 2013 6:18 AM
4The Acadia National Park rangers run some of the more historically informative cruises. For fun, I'd recommend Diver Ed's Dive-In Theater...hope you like handling squishy sea cucumbers, or maybe even getting squirted by one. The Margaret Todd is an extremely attractive schooner and some of the cruises will mention a bit of history.
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