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Bar Harbor Water Sports & Cruising

Immerse Yourself in the Serenity of Bar Harbor's Seaside Beauty: Discover the Wonders of Sea Kayaking!

 

Step into the serenity of the harbor and enjoy some of many Bar Harbor water activities.  Embark on a sea kayaking adventure in the picturesque bay off Bar Harbor, Maine.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced kayaker, these tours cater to all skill levels.  Learn essential kayaking techniques, navigate coastal tides and currents with ease, and embrace the joy of gliding through the pristine waters on double or single kayaks.

As you paddle along, be prepared to encounter a myriad of fascinating marine life, from playful seals and majestic ospreys to soaring eagles and other remarkable wildlife that call this region home. Delight in the opportunity to observe these creatures in their natural habitat, gaining a deeper appreciation for their beauty and significance within the ecosystem.

The half-day sea kayak tours from Bar Harbor are usually fully customizable, offering a variety of locations to explore based on the sea conditions, weather, and specific interests. Each trip is a unique adventure, tailored to provide an immersive and engaging experience that resonates with a sense of exploration.

 

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Sea Cave off Bar Harbor

Tranquil Waters and Endless Fun: Discover Acadia's Lakes with a lake Paddleboarding Tour

 

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the serene lakes of Acadia as you embark on a thrilling Lake Paddleboarding Tour. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced paddleboarder, this trip promises endless fun and exploration in the breathtaking surroundings.

The popular 2-hour SUP trips are designed to cater to all ability levels and offer a comprehensive experience on the water. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Acadia's pristine lakes, nestled on the "quiet-side" of Mount Desert Island. These lakes boast warmer waters, spectacular mountain vistas, and frequent wildlife sightings, making them the perfect destination for families and younger adventurers.

The attentive, patient, and encouraging instructors will ensure you feel confident and comfortable on your stand-up paddleboard, equipping you with valuable tips and tricks for success. With small group sizes, you can expect personalized attention throughout the tour, allowing you to make the most of this memorable experience. The dedicated professional staff will take care of all the logistics, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – having an incredible time!

 

LINK FOR THIS LAKE PADDLEBOARDING TOUR HERE

 
 
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Paddleboarding

Experience a Breathtaking Sunset Cruise: Embrace the Beauty of Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park!

Indulge in one of the most captivating ways to witness the enchantment of Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park as the sun gracefully sets on the horizon. 

Delight in the awe-inspiring vistas as the cruise traces the eastern coast of Mount Desert Island, offering captivating narration and glimpses of the most stunning shoreline that Acadia National Park has to offer. Throughout the cruise, keep a watchful eye for majestic bald eagles soaring above, agile peregrine falcons showcasing their prowess, playful harbor porpoises gracefully gliding through the waves, and charming seals basking in the sun. 

As the second hour unfolds, prepare to be enchanted by the captivating scenery of Frenchman Bay. Cruise leisurely through the verdant islands adorned with evergreen canopies, creating a picturesque backdrop against the vibrant hues of the setting sun. To enhance the ambiance, they have curated a delightful selection of happy hour music, filling the air with joyful melodies that perfectly complement this magical moment. As the ship navigates through this captivating maritime landscape, indulge in a partnership with the esteemed Atlantic Brewing Company, a local award-winning microbrewery. 

Begin your day with a majestic sunrise atop Cadillac Mountain and conclude it with a mesmerizing sunset on the endless ocean. 

 

 

 
 
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Bar Harbor as seen during sunset

Lobster Fishing and Seal Watching off Bar Harbor

 

Prepare for an immersive experience  as you are taken on a thrilling expedition into the realm of lobster fishing and seal watching. Join a team of seasoned fishermen, who will skillfully unveil the secrets of lobster fishing while a knowledgeable naturalist provides captivating insights into the fascinating marine ecosystem that surrounds you.

Witness firsthand the excitement of lobster traps being hauled from the depths of the ocean floor. As experienced fishermen work their magic, a dedicated naturalist will be by your side, describing every step of the process and eagerly answering any questions that arise. Immerse yourself in the world of lobster fishing as you gain a deep understanding of this time-honored tradition and the vital role it plays in the local community.

Once the traps are retrieved, prepare for an up-close encounter with the magnificent lobsters and any other captivating creatures that have found their way into the traps. Don't worry, as the safety of guests is the top priority, all lobster claws will be secured with rubber bands to ensure a worry-free experience for everyone. These tours are designed to be family-friendly, warmly welcoming young minds eager to explore and learn.

The spacious 56-foot vessel provides ample bench seating, allowing you to relax and soak in the breathtaking vistas that unfold before you. Capture stunning photographs of the surrounding beauty and keep your eyes peeled for other remarkable wildlife encounters that may surprise you along the way. From the open bow of the boat, indulge in unobstructed views that serve as a backdrop to unforgettable memories.

 

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Lobster Boat Generic Pic (actual boat 56')