Bar Harbor Whale Watch - Nature Cruise & Sunset Nature Cruise
Join us for a spectacular nature cruise among the islands and shorelines of beautiful Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island!
We’ll spend two hours cruising past some of the most breathtaking scenery in New England. From the shear granite cliffs of Great Head to smooth rock beaches, you’ll see a rugged maritime landscape etched by glaciers and battered by sea & wind. Here, the ocean teems with life; seals raise their pups on ledges, eagles build enormous nests, and pods of porpoise chase schools of herring.
We stay in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay, home to the Wabanaki for thousands of years, and first discovered by French explorers Champlain and Cadillac in the 1600’s. Your guide will point out magnificent summer homes along millionaires’ row, built during the “summer cottage” era of Bar Harbor. Since 1875, Egg Rock Island Lighthouse has served as a sentinel to mariners; today, it is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is an important stop on our tour. Your cruise will feature a professional naturalist who is excited to share interesting stories of natural and human history, provide a running narrative, and answer your questions.
JOIN US FOR A SUNSET NATURE CRUISE!
There is nothing like seeing the sunset while cruising through Frenchman Bay! A great way to see the natural and historic sights while enjoying a relaxing boat ride. The first half of the cruise will be narrated by your guide while the second half will feature fun music and into the upper Bay for sunset. Happy hour drink prices offered for passengers 21+.
- Look for wildlife such as seals, eagles, seabirds, and harbor porpoise!
- A great way to see parts of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island!
- Enjoy a relaxing ride while your guide points out wildlife and scenic highlights.
- Sunsets are spectaular on our Sunset Nature Cruises!
- Fun boat cruise for all ages!