Bar Harbor Scenic Cruise Excursion Reviews

Take a cruise through the waters outside Bar Harbor to surround yourself with beautiful scenery and local wildlife.
Our daughter booked this trip for us and by the time we arrived in Bar Harbor, everything was ready ...
Our daughter booked this trip for us and by the time we arrived in Bar Harbor, everything was ready for the excursion. These folks were wonderful to work with - they called my cell phone to advise us that the shuttle was down and how to ... Read More
Our daughter booked this trip for us and by the time we arrived in Bar Harbor, everything was ready for the excursion. These folks were wonderful to work with - they called my cell phone to advise us that the shuttle was down and how to find transportation to their location. The tour was pleasant and our guide, a retire teacher was full of info and humor. Well worth the money. Even if you don't take an excursion, take the bus and ride out and about the town. Wonderful experience. Nothing like Cadillac Mountain! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tender to shore and boarded a large boat for a tour around the shores of Acadia National Park.
Tender to shore and boarded a large boat for a tour around the shores of Acadia National Park. Nice
Tender to shore and boarded a large boat for a tour around the shores of Acadia National Park. Nice Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful mini cruise around bar harbor.
Wonderful mini cruise around bar harbor. Highly recommend.
Wonderful mini cruise around bar harbor. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice little cruise to half-dozen light houses.
Nice little cruise to half-dozen light houses. Good tour guide, nice boat.
Nice little cruise to half-dozen light houses. Good tour guide, nice boat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked the Frenchman's Bay Scenic Nature Cruise through Royal Caribbean.
We booked the Frenchman's Bay Scenic Nature Cruise through Royal Caribbean. Because of the tendering process, we arrived on the pier about 45 minutes early for the 1 PM cruise. At the pier, RCI's security officer, RCI's ... Read More
We booked the Frenchman's Bay Scenic Nature Cruise through Royal Caribbean. Because of the tendering process, we arrived on the pier about 45 minutes early for the 1 PM cruise. At the pier, RCI's security officer, RCI's shore excursion staff, and outside vendors (hired by RCI for other excursions) told all of the nature cruisers to wait in the wrong place. At 1:05 PM, my husband asked more people where we were supposed to meet. Apparently, we were supposed to be on the 1:15 PM public nature cruise run by a whale watching company. All of the other tourists already boarded the boat and the whale watch company did not bother to seek out RCI's pre-paid passengers on the pier. By 1:20 PM, we were the last people on the boat and had a poor selection of seats. The nature cruise was about 2 hours long. Some of the seas were rough and I got sea sick. The whale watch company does provide barf bags on the ship. The nature cruise staff tried to “upsell” binocular rentals and refreshments for purchase in their galley. The naturalist verbally narrated from the top deck, where we weren’t seated. She told us about all of these eagles in trees, but neither my husband nor I saw anything except some seals looking like sausages sunbathing on some rocks. At the end of the tour the nature cruise staff begged for tips for their “hard” work over the PA system and held a collection bucket as we had to pass by them to get off of the boat. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
enjoyed this cruise, saw some seals but the guide was interesting and enthusiastic, she gave a good ...
enjoyed this cruise, saw some seals but the guide was interesting and enthusiastic, she gave a good insight to everything around
enjoyed this cruise, saw some seals but the guide was interesting and enthusiastic, she gave a good insight to everything around Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took this in place of a cancelled excursion.
Took this in place of a cancelled excursion. It was nice being on the water, but nothing special
Took this in place of a cancelled excursion. It was nice being on the water, but nothing special Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took a nature cruise as well and it was neat to see the fancy homes and different wildlife as well.
Took a nature cruise as well and it was neat to see the fancy homes and different wildlife as well. Saw seals, Bald Eagles, a Peregrine Falcon, Eider Ducks, Cormorants, and many other birds. Fall color was just starting and some views of ... Read More
Took a nature cruise as well and it was neat to see the fancy homes and different wildlife as well. Saw seals, Bald Eagles, a Peregrine Falcon, Eider Ducks, Cormorants, and many other birds. Fall color was just starting and some views of the trees and cliffs were very pretty. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Scenic nature cruise was lovely.
Scenic nature cruise was lovely. Was able to see some wildlife (seals and bald eagles) and Acadia from a different perspective. I would take this excursion again.
Scenic nature cruise was lovely. Was able to see some wildlife (seals and bald eagles) and Acadia from a different perspective. I would take this excursion again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The other wonderful stop was at Bar Harbor Maine--charming scenery everywhere and a delightful ...
The other wonderful stop was at Bar Harbor Maine--charming scenery everywhere and a delightful village. We took a wonderful tow-hour boat ride, not sponsored by NCL and less than half the price, to see Acadia National Park from the water. ... Read More
The other wonderful stop was at Bar Harbor Maine--charming scenery everywhere and a delightful village. We took a wonderful tow-hour boat ride, not sponsored by NCL and less than half the price, to see Acadia National Park from the water. Fabulous naturalist tour guide and well worth the $60.00 Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did a tour that took us to the top of Cadillac Mt and then a schooner sail.
We did a tour that took us to the top of Cadillac Mt and then a schooner sail. It was wonderful!! And Bar Harbor is such a lovely town - great shopping and be sure to stop in the drugstore to see the ORIGINAL soda fountain (they served ... Read More
We did a tour that took us to the top of Cadillac Mt and then a schooner sail. It was wonderful!! And Bar Harbor is such a lovely town - great shopping and be sure to stop in the drugstore to see the ORIGINAL soda fountain (they served delicious homemade ice cream too - try the blueberry) Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took the nature cruise to egg island and saw seals, eiders, cormarants, gulls and eagles.
We took the nature cruise to egg island and saw seals, eiders, cormarants, gulls and eagles. The naturalist knew his stuff.
We took the nature cruise to egg island and saw seals, eiders, cormarants, gulls and eagles. The naturalist knew his stuff. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line