• Bar Harbor Whale Watch - Lighthouse, Wildlife, & Acadia National Park Cruise

    Bar Harbor Whale Watch - Lighthouse, Wildlife, & Acadia National Park Cruise


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    This cruise is one to put on your itinerary while in Bar Harbor! Offered in the late summer and fall, it features some of the most beautiful places in Acadia and unique island lighthouses! On this cruise we stop at different lighthouses such as Egg Rock, Winter Harbor, Baker Island and Bear Island. We also take in all the Acadia National park highlights and look for wildlife such as, seals, eagles, harbor porpoise, and a variety of seabirds!

    This trip has excellent narration and offers ample time at each light for excellent photography. You will have the chance to experience some of the most scenic locations in Acadia National Park and Frenchman Bay. Our boats cover many miles of shoreline and can visit lighthouses that can't be seen from land!

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    • View historic lighthouses dating back to the 19th century!
    • Learn about lighthouse history and Acadia National Park!
    • Look for wildlife such as eagles, seals, harbor porpoise, and seabirds!
    • One of our most popular cruises in the late summer and fall!
    • A great experience for all ages! It will be a highlight to your visit to Bar Harbor!


    Our vessel the Friendship V going by Egg Rock Lighthouse!
    Great Duck Island Lighthouse, an offshore station, is a possible stop during this cruise!
    There are excellent views of Acadia National Park during this cruise!
    Bear Island Lighthouse just outside of Northeast Harbor!
    Eagles are often seen at Egg Rock Lighthouse!
    Egg Rock and other islands we visit can include haulouts for seals!
    There are many opportunities for photographs of lighthouses and wildlife during this cruise!
    Currently managed by both College of the Atlantic and the US Coast Gaurd, Great Duck is an island home to breeding seabirds!
    You can't beat the views of Mount Desert Island on this cruise!
    Egg Rock is one of several active lighthouses seen during the cruise!
    Bald eagles are common sightings throughout the cruise! You guide will point out wildlife during the cruise!
    Great views of Bear Island Lighthouse! Our boats provide excellent viewing of all the sites seen during the cruise!
    Make sure to have cameras and bincoulars ready for the wildlife seen on this cruise!
    Opreys are seen late summer and early fall!
    The lifesaving station is a unique part of maritime history!
    Harbor porpoise are common sighting during this cruise!
    Winter Harbor Lighthouse!