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Excursions and Sightseeing


Island Cruises   
207-244-5785
Island Cruises - Awarded the Best Island Tour in New England, discover our Lunch Cruise to Frenchboro or the Afternoon Nature Cruise. Either way, you'll enjoy breathtaking beauty and a fascinating narrative by the owner and captain. June thru Sept.
Open: Open mid-June through early October; daily thru Labor Day weekend  
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Quietside Cruises   
207-266-5210
Explore Acadia's Quietside aboard the Elizabeth T, a wooden Maine lobster boat. Haul a lobster trap. View seals, porpoise and osprey. Visit the Cranberry Islands. Private charters, lobster bakes, dinner cruises, and water taxi service available.
Open: May - Oct  
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Sail Acadia   
207-266-5210
Sail Acadia aboard a classic Friendship Sloop. Catering to small parties aboard a gaff-rigged sloop inspired by centuries of Maine maritime tradition, the graceful, comfortable cockpit offers a unique experience not found on larger vessels.
Open: Daily Mid- May until Oct, 9am-sunset  
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Sea Princess Cruises   
207-276-5352
Discover the treasure of Mount Desert Island’s southern shore on the Sea Princess’s unforgettable scenic nature cruises. Watch seals basking on East Bunker Ledge, see a bald eagle soar overhead, visit the quaint fishing village of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island, and take in the majestic splendor of Somes Sound fjord’s mountain peaks and rugged shores. *Book in advance, tours often sell out!
Open: Late May thru Late October  
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Atlantic Brewing Company   
207-288-2337
Located on a 10 acre farmstead, Atlantic Brewing Company offers tastings of Bar Harbor Real Ale, Blueberry Ale, and much more daily from 10 to 5. Tours of the brewhouse take place at 2, 3, and 4pm every day followed by a guided tasting!
Open: Closed for the season  
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Bar Harbor Cellars   
207-288-3907
Bar Harbor Cellars, located on Sweet Pea Farm, has been vinting wines from both European and local fruit since 2003. Visit us for a wine tasting in our restored Civil War era barn, and stay for lunch or dinner at our on site farm-to-table cafe.
Open: May 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seven days a week until October 27  
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Cranberry Cove Ferry   
207-244-5882
Operating since 1992 from the Southwest Harbor Upper Town Dock, this ferry serves Great Cranberry, Islesford (Little Cranberry) several runs daily 7AM to 5PM.
Open: Memorial Day Weekend through October 1  
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Downeast Sailing Adventures   
207-288-2216
Experience the Real Maine on Acadia’s Quiet Side as we sail among the Cranberry Islands and Somes Sound. Enjoy the breath taking vistas of Acadia National Park. Relax as we sail past the lighthouses, lobstermen, and magnificent summer “cottages” that make this world-class cruising area unique. Hosted on a traditional Maine-built wooden sloop, the Friendship Sloop SURPRISE carries a maximum of 6.
Open: May - October (weather permitting)  
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Downeast Windjammer Cruises   
207-546-2927
Best sightings of wildlife - bald eagles, seals and porpoises. Bring your binoculars. 3 trips daily each approx. 1 1/2 up to 2-hour sail. Choose a 10 am, 2 pm with a National Park Ranger or a sunset sail with live music.
Open: June 23 through October 20 8 am - 8 pm  
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