Of course, when you go on vacation, you could just kick off your shoes and snooze your break away, but more people are finding that one of the best ways to shed the cares of the workaday world is to turn their energy in a different direction. To that end, Bar Harbor offers all manner of activities for all manner of people; truly something for everyone. If you're not sure what to do in Maine for your vacation, or the range of family things to do in Maine, Bar Harbor offers a wonderful selection of activities.
For the culturally inclined, Bar Harbor offers two celebrated music festivals offering everything from string orchestras, through chamber music, to jazz. As for Bar Harbor nightlife, bars and clubs host a range of bands and solo artists that complete the musical mix. Improvisational comedy theater is available as well. Movies have never seemed more enjoyable than when seen in our art-deco theater, and the scope of Bar Harbor's museums belie the small size of the town. Here you can learn about Bar Harbor's "Gilded Age", the island's Native American heritage, the Gulf of Maine's unique ecosystems and species, our town's award winning microbrews, and the natural wonder of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor shopping is another relaxing pastime, if you'd like some mementos with which to remember your trip or need any clothing, accessories, or crafts. It is also worth noting that Bar Harbor is home to the USA's eighth oldest golf course which wraps itself between the mountains and the shore, and has other, non-traditional, places to sink a putt; ever tried to eagle through a waterfall?
What to Do in Maine and Bar Harbor: Biking Acadia National Park, Whale Watching in Bar Harbor, Maine Camping Guides, and Much More
On both sea and land, you can explore the area under your own steam, or let experienced islanders show you their environment. For both the novice and experienced cyclist, biking in Acadia National Park opportunities abound along the 55 miles of carriage trails that lace through it. Bike beside crystal lakes and rose-colored mountains and you might even begin to feel like a kid again, when the bike was your only vehicle and you could pedal forever. For a different view, hop a bus or trolley tour and let someone else worry about driving for an hour or two. Local companies are expert in the wildlife and the history of the area; there are also walking tours of downtown that can tell you for example which industrial magnate died from the complications of dropping a pair of scissors. . . Alternatively, strap on a harness and let one of our guiding companies show you the best spots to learn or polish your climbing; you will see the island from a whole new angle! On the water, paddle a canoe or kayak either on your own or in the company of Maine camping guides and explore Mount Desert Island's fascinating coastline, or set sail with one of the professional crews in search of whales, seals, seabirds, the stories of the cottage era, or some R & R under billowing sails. Whichever way you choose, you will be in capable, hospitable hands.
Enjoy one of the many whale watching trips leaving from Bar Harbor. If you are planning to visit in the winter, don't forget that the carriage trails make for excellent cross-country skiing, the park loop road is a haven for snowmobilers, and the trails under their coating of white take on a whole new aspect on snowshoes. Acadia's peaks and cliffs also offer new workouts to the experienced in this most challenging of seasons. Ice climbing routes abound and trails show a true wild side. Be sure though to take the correct precautions, keep an eye on the weather, and pay attention to the rangers. Bar Harbor offers a whole slew of answers to the couch potato blues and the stress of work. Do as much or as little as you wish, or even have someone else do the work for you! Whatever you end up doing, novice or old hand, chances are you'll want to do it again and again, and again. . .
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25 yard, 6-lane indoor pool; full fitness center with Cybex strength training circuit, treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers, free weights; gymnasium; land-based and aquatic exercise classes like zumba, indoor cycling, aqua aerobics and group power. Day passes: $16 family; $9 adult; $5 senior/student. Half-price for members of other YMCAs. We're a small YMCA that has served the island community for over 100 years. Your day fees help us provide scholarships and services to adults and children in our service area on a year-round basis. Thank you for helping us to continue to serve for generations to come.
145 Pretty Marsh Road, , Somesville Mt. Desert, Maine 04660
Welcome to the most beautiful island in America. You are invited to discover the quiet beauty of Acadia National Park with the same peaceful means of travel as was used by the Penobscot Tribe of the Abenaki Indian Nation.
We encourage those who have never canoed or kayaked, as well as those with experience, to get away from it all and enjoy what might be the highlight of your vacation to Acadia National Park.
We have the finest equipment available and are happy to assist you with instruction if needed. We ask that you make reservations (8am thru 5pm) to avoid disappointment, particularly during the months of July and August.
39 Cottage Street (Nxt to Criterion Movie Theatre), Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Paddle to remote "Western Side" of MDI with Professional Maine Guides. Personalized (12 people max) Ecological Tours, 1/2 day (4 hour) morning, afternoon & sunset tours (2.5-3 hours on the water). Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals, osprey, porpoise, eagles & more. Featuring comfortable, stable tandem Necky Kayaks. All tours include a brief stop on a beach/island. Kayaking is our only business. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993. All equipment, van transp., & instruction included for $48/person. Beginners welcome. Open daily at 8am.
Enjoy an up-close experience with marine life. At the oceanarium at 1351 Route 3 take a guided tour of a salt marsh and the Maine Lobster Museum. At the working lobster hatchery we take you on a fascinating tour to see mother lobsters & baby lobsters & the hatchery process. We also feature a hands on Discovery Pool with lots of local sea life to learn about, have fun and get wet! Group discounts and tours.
Tickets at 1 West St., Harbor Place Bldg. next to Town Pier., , departures 55 West Street, Boardwalk at the Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Fully narrated tours of Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park-1 hour tour will journey past historical sites and mansion of Bar Harbor and take you to the Summit of Cadillac Mountain inside of Acadia National park for a 15 minute stop for photos. Memorial Day weekend through the end of October tours depart at 10:00-11:30-2:00-3:30 PM. -2.5 hour tour will journey past historical sites and mansion of Bar Harbor and has 3-15 minute stops inside of Acadia National park at Cadillac Mountain-Thunder Hole- and the Sieur D Monts Spring area available May through the end of October departs at 10:00 & 2:00 PM For tickets and information visit our gift shops at 1 West Street tickets also available online, by phone or at Oli's Trolley boarding location at the Boardwalk. Also providing professional and reliable group tours, wedding and convention transportation.
Route 3, , Hancock County / Bar Harbor Airport Trenton, Maine 04605
Experience the Island the Best Way - See it from above! Hop aboard a closed cockpit, Cessna 172 aircraft with an experienced Commercial Pilot, who will point out sights you can only view from above. You will gain a unique perspective of Bar Harbor, Coastal Lighthouses, Acadia National Park, Cadillac Mountain, Somes Sound and much more. You may choose from one of our popular flights or custom tailor your own, with prices starting at $46 per person. Reservations are not required, with the exception of our unforgettable Sunset Flights and 'off-season' flights. You may also give the gift of flight with a Gift Certificate.
For a different kind of adventure, if you have always wanted to know what it is like to fly an airplane, schedule a "Discover Flying Experience" with one of our Certified Flight Instructors. You can take a 30, 60, or 90 minute "First Flight Lesson". Just call to schedule or for more information.
Treat yourself! Captain Winston Shaw, an expert naturalist with 30 years local experience, offers totally unique private boat tours for individuals and parties of up to 6. Wide variety of enjoyable 1 to 8 hour trips custom designed around your interests and timetable. Discover eagles, seals, loons, and other fascinating wildlife, along with spectacular sea cliffs, secluded coves, picturesque island lighthouses, and breathtaking sunsets. Affordable prices. Free no-hassle parking.
Looking for a bird tour in Acadia National Park, a nature tour around Mount Desert Island, a kid-friendly outdoor adventure, or a family tide pool exploration on the rocky shores near Bar Harbor? Do you need a map, a field guide, binoculars (to own or rent), or that special nature-related gift or game for someone back home? The Natural History Center is the place for you! Based out of our Bar Harbor nature store, we offer nature and bird tours throughout Acadia National Park, Downeast Maine, and beyond. We are a family run business that enjoys sharing nature, whether leading you on a tour or sharing information while looking over a map. Our tours cater to beginning and advanced nature-lovers, novice and seasoned birders, families, small groups, kids with lots of energy, and people with mobility limitations. Call us to plan a tour that meets your needs and interests. Stop by our shop to browse our selection of natural history books (birds, lichens, dragonflies, and everything in between), binoculars and spotting scopes, nature-activity books for children, or our personal favorite game, “Birdopoly!”
Named a Best of New England destination by Yankee magazine in May of 2013 and one of the 50 Things to Do in Maine This Summer by the Bangor Daily News, The Naturalist's Notebook combines nature, science, arts and the frontier of knowledge in fun, engaging installations and activities. The original Notebook exploratorium in Seal Harbor offers three floors of interaction, shopping and learning for all ages. Smaller Naturalist's Notebook Annex spaces have opened on Main St. in Northeast Harbor and (as of Aug. 1) on the town green Bar Harbor. Open 10-5 every day from late June to late October in Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day through late October in Bar Harbor.The Notebook is just a short drive from Bar Harbor or Northeast Harbor. It's a great rainy-day (or sunny day) place for families or anyone who's even slightly curious about the world and the universe.
Enjoy a luxurious, state-of-the-art Spa ready to cater to your every whim. The Spa at the Bar Harbor Club offers each guest an experience born of the privileged elite. Our staff is accomplished, seasoned professionals skilled in the art of pampering. Services include massages, wraps, facials and nails. Call today to book your day of luxury. Open May-October.
We specialize in private vehicle tours of Acadia National Park, serving groups of 2 to 12 people. Our three-hour Acadia Adventure tour provides an ideal snapshot of the park, covering Ocean Drive, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, Northeast Harbor and Somes Sound. Our knowledgeable guides will show youn the out-of-the-way places that large groups miss. We're flexible, and we're fun.
Lounge in a soft robe and sip tea while you bathe in the afterglow of one of the best spa treatments you have ever received. We offer couples massage; organic facials; deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish & sports massage, organic sugar scrubs; soothing, air conditioned atmosphere. Spa packages, Spa boutique, and gift certificates available. Open year round.
Ticket Office and Tours are located at, , 55 West Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Up until 1913 no automobiles were allowed on Mount Desert Island. Horses and horse drawn carriages were the primary mode of transportation. Wild Iris Farm offers you the opportunity to experience that era gone by via a historic carriage ride through downtown Bar Harbor. Let one of our carriages, drawn by our experienced team of beautiful Shire draft horses, create a memory that will last a lifetime. Whether you have a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, family reunion, a special event, or are looking for something different to do while in town, consider taking a trip with the Wild Iris Farm team. Please contact us for more information regarding our availability and rates for our historic downtown tours, weddings, special events, private carriage rides, carriage driving lessons, and horse boarding.
53 Main Street, Bayside Landing, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Our studio is a haven for peaceful relaxation-right in the center of downtown Bar Harbor. Yoga at Cattitude offers an incredible array of yoga styles. Whether you are looking for vigorous vinyasa or restful restorative, we have the class for you. Please check the website for the latest schedule, class descriptions and teacher bios. Air-conditioned studio. Open year-round.
26 Mount Desert Street, , P.O. Box 286 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
The most fascinating journey in Bar Harbor begins at the Abbe Museum! Discover the story of the first people of Maine through exhibitions and programs that span 10,000 years of history, art and archaeology. Learn about the Native people of Maine today and enjoy their songs and stories, arts and crafts. Visit the Museum Shop for high quality gifts crafted by Maine Native people. Downtown museum: open year round with reduced winter hours. Historic Abbe at Sieur de Monts Spring: open May-October. Admission charged.
53 Main Street (Testa's Restaurant), Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Bar Harbor and Acadia's premier sightseer: 2 1/2 hours of the best sights, sounds & stories available with 3 - 15 minute stops in Acadia National Park. Tour includes Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mtn., Park Loop Rd., Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, etc. 50 yrs. of informing & entertaining satisfied customers. Reservations recom. Tours daily 10 & 2. MC/Visa accepted. Open May - Oct. Write to PO Box 603, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 for brochure.
A Guided Tour in the Comfort of Your Own Car!
See Acadia at your pace, in your own vehicle, at one low price ($12.95 plus tax) for your whole group. Spend as much time as you wish at any location & learn about the park’s history, geology & natural resources. This tour was prepared w/ the cooperation of the National Park Service & has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Acadia’s visitors for more than 35 years! Pick up your copy at the National Park Visitor Center or at BH Chamber and select local lodging/retail locations. Now available in CD and CD/DVD formats!
Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. Our bikes - new each year, most with front suspension - are meticulously maintained and custom-fitted to ensure you'll have a great ride. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers & kids' bikes. Low rates, with discount for advance reservations. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open daily at 8am.
We invite you to join Acadia Images and take home great photographs from your visit. We are a father & son team of year-round local photographers able to cater to a wide variety of interests. Learn to improve your skills with our helpful knowledge and 40 years combined experience photographing Acadia’s diverse environments. Join us for a fun, informative, and memorable outing that suits your schedule.
228 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME, , Mail: P.O. 121, Orono, ME 04473 Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
My daughter and I went rock climbing for the first time! After completing several climbs our guide took us on an adventure hike and climb. We couldn't have asked for a more customized experience. Acadia Mountain Guides is the best!" Acadia Mountain Guides offers personalized rock climbing on the spectacular shores of Acadia. Half and full day sessions for individuals, families or groups of all ages and skills. Equipment provided. Since our inception in 1993, AMG has continually set new standards for local guides and has had the distinction of always being accredited and backed by the highest levels of certification. We are Maine's only full service, year round school. Founder Jon Tierney is one of 80 guides in the US to achieve the coveted international IFMGA award signifying the pinnacle of achievement for guides. Accredited by both the AMGA and PCIA.
. Family climbing experiences
. Rock climbing lessons for all ages and abilities
. Guided rock and ice climbs
. Guided hikes in Acadia National Park
. Senior Climbs - designed especially for those who think they are "too old" to climb
The premier and only destination for stand up paddle boarding on Mount Desert Island and all of Downeast Maine. Acadia SUP offers lessons, tours, rentals, and SUP yoga classes on both area lakes and calm ocean areas. Small groups no larger than 6 people and the ability to book privately ensure plenty of personalized attention. All necessary equipment (including wetsuits for the ocean) is provided. Acadia SUP also has a wide selection of paddle boards, accessories, and beach lifestyle items for sale from our retail shop.
Open May - Oct. View our real time availability and make your reservation through our fast and easy online booking system. Come discover why stand up paddling is the fastest growing water sport in the world.
• Interactive Multimedia Map: including pictures, addresses, contact info
• Info on Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Shopping, Dining, Touring, etc.
• Trail & mountain peak info
• Access to directions to all locations
• Booklet of all the destinations (It's a FREE download)
• Rent a Preloaded GPS at the Bar Harbor Visitor Center
• Already have a Garmin GPS? Stop in and just load up the Points of Interest
• GPS Data ("Lost" Prevention... Saves Time... Saves Gas)
-Two hour sightseeing, nature cruises daily. Learn about cultural and natural history from naturalists. Observe eagles, porpoises, seals, and many land and sea birds. Views the cottages of the rich and famous, Egg Rock lighthouse and awesome views of Acadia National Park. Heated cabin, restrooms and snack bar on-board.
Sharon Joyce is a trainer/educator/chef and studied in Advanced French Cooking and French Pastry at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. In 1981 she opened and operated a catering business and cooking school in Chicago and the Virgin Islands. She has taught various cooking classes including French, American and Cruzan in such locations as Chicago, Bar Harbor, California, and Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I. She was fascinated by Maine cooking and the abundance of local foods when she moved to Bar Harbor 25 years ago. The regional cooking of Maine brings together history and the availability of foods.
Too much great Maine food to try and not enough time?
The Regional Cooking of Maine . Le Cordon Bleu trained chef will explain history and foods of Maine. You will learn history, food facts, techniques and traditional recipes while tasting such favorites as lobster, blueberry muffins, etc. 2 ½ hr
Chowder and Popovers, please !
The meal that Mainers ask for and savor. Learn the Maine historical tradition of chowders and the technique to be successful at making a varieties of perfect popovers. After tasting the Corn chowder and popovers made during the class, you will want to duplicate these recipes at home. 2 1/2 hr.
CALL OR EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A RESERVATION AND INSURE A SPACE 207-288-4523 email at email@example.com
The George Edwin Kirk Post 25 is dedicated to supporting our veterans, service members and community. The Post organizes commemorative events and veteran support activities. Located in Bar Harbor, it serves all of Mount Desert Island. Post 25 also supports the mission of the national American Legion, which works to provide information and assistance to veterans throughout the country.
Our success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
The George Edwin Kirk Post 25 is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization.
Sea kayaking at its finest with some of the most experienced guides & instructors in the area. You will find a kayak waiting for you at our specially designed kayak launch facility on the waterfront. We have the largest variety of tours & instruction programs. Family groups can enjoy kayaking with their kids on our Discovery Adventure. Solo kayaks available for the more experienced paddlers. Small groups of six kayaks to personalize the experience. Fastest access to the Bay. Incredible wildlife sightings & awesome views. Call today!
Our taxi and tours will provide you with the best island experience available by providing distinct and personalized services targeted to your specific needs.
We will be the extension of your family while you are on vacation. We will greet you when you arrive, give honest recommendations about what to see and do and then end your trip with a pleasant goodbye and a wish for your return. Most of our clients return to use us exclusively on future trips.
We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. We accept all major credit cards and reservations.
Contact us. We welcome the opportunity to serve you. We will be there for you when you need us.
Located 10 minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, off Route 3. Come see how Bar Harbor's #1 local beers, wines and sodas are produced. Free tastings from 10am to 5pm every day. Free Tours @ 2, 3 & 4pm daily. On site gift shop and tasting room, plus the Knox Road Grille Restaurant (open 11:30-8pm) and the famous Dougie Douglas Mainely Meat barbeque. Special Events & group functions are welcome.
PO Box 514, 67 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Rated the #1 activity in Bar Harbor by Tripadvisor! Named BEST OF MAINE 2009 by Down East Magazine!
For 18 years Atlantic Climbing School has offered world-class rock climbing courses in Acadia National Park. We specialize in instructing first-time climbers. Half day and full day courses are available for individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages and ability levels. As Maine's premier rock climbing school we guarantee the best instruction, the most experienced guides and of course, the most rewarding rock climbing experience you’ll ever have. All of our staff are certified AMGA Instructors and Guides and we are proud to be the only guide service in Maine to have this distinction. In fun, in professional commitment, in everything we do — at Atlantic Climbing School, WE CLIMB HIGHER.
All equipment provided. Call us at
207 288 2521 or stop by- we’re upstairs at 67 Main St.
Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association
DiscoverÖExploreÖLearnÖ. Join an Acadia National Park ranger on this amazing island adventure. Leave Bar Harbor and travel by boat nine miles to this uninhabited park island and land by launch. Visit the historic Gilley family farmstead dating back to 1806 and the famous Baker Island Lighthouse - first built in 1828. Explore the fascinating dance floor rock formation and while there eat lunch on the ocean. On the return, take in spectacular coastal park scenery. Throughout the trip we look for and identify birds, porpoise, and seals. Leaves from Harborplace, Mon. ñ Sat at 8:45AM.
Bar Harbor Cellars Winery is located at Sweet Pea Farm in Bar Harbor, Maine. For over a generation, Sweet Pea Farm has grown fresh cut flowers and produce for local consumption. Our vineyard, begun in 2003, is part of our commitment to sustainable agriculture here on Mount Desert Island. We now produce and bottle wine from both European and local fruit and invite guests to visit our farm and tour the facility from mid-May through mid-October.
Your Tour of Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor is right here! We feature private narrated Tours of spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and all of Mount Desert Island. Give us a call or click on our website link on this page for more information or to reserve a Tour.
Thank you to all the folks who toured with us this spring & summer, what a great time on the coast of Maine! If you are coming to Acadia to witness the fantastic fall foliage finale' of 2013, we still have some dates available in September and October for Tours of Acadia! Hope to see you here! Bon Voyage'!
Rejuvenate or relax at the edge of the salt-rich sea.
World-class service, state-of-the-art- facilities and
a variety of spa treatments that will nurture your
body and lift your spirits. Treat yourself to one of our
many spa services available. Advanced reservations
Come with us and see the largest animals on earth - Humpbacks, Finbacks, Right; also porpoise, dolphins, sharks, and tuna. We visit a puffin seabird-nesting wildlife refuge island and also encounter a great diversity of offshore seabirds. All tours are fully narrated by professional naturalists who are available to answer all your questions. We are Maine's largest boating tour company and offer lighthouse, lobster and seal, nature, and park tours. Conveniently located next to the downtown pier. Trips run daily May - October.
We specialize in small groups (12 people per tour) and personalized service, featuring the island's most experienced guide staff. Glide among the islands of Frenchman Bay, seeing seals, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife. Trips from 2-and-a-half hours to 3 days. Paddle with us and see why Coastal Kayaking Tours, with 24 years experience, is New England's premier sea kayaking outfitter. Have fun with our superb guides! No experience necessary. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office. Open every day at 8am.
Located at College of the Atlantic, , 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Ranked among the top-five family camps in the U.S. by Good Morning America and Family Fun Magazine, College of the Atlantic's week-long Family Nature Camp is the vacation you and your family will talk about for years to come.
Under the guidance of experienced naturalists, you will delight in the wonder and adventure of the outdoors as you sight humpbacks and seals on your whale watch and nature cruises, hold sea creatures on the Starfish Enterprise, dip your hand in warm tide pools, hike the trails of Acadia National Park, be “amazed” by arthropods, put together the bones of a Minke Whale, and delight in the tales of the "Bug Man." You will share all this and more with other families, who will become your life-long friends, in one of the most beautiful vacation spots in America. Most suitable for children 5 years and older traveling with their parents, grandparents or friends.
College of the Atlantic, , 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Come aboard The Seal and watch live underwater footage as Diver Ed searches the bottom of Frenchman Bay for fascinating critters. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to touch starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and whatever else he can fit into his catchbag to bring up to the boat! Diver Ed makes this vacation adventure entertaining as well as educational! Daily trips at 9:30am, 1:30pm & 5:30pm. Open: Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day.
Personalized bird watching and nature tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Bicycle, hiking and cross-country ski tours; 1/2 day & full day, camping and more. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East Maine with special emphasis on native birds. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Shore-birds, Warblers. A truly unique and enjoyable learning experience.
Step back in time aboard an Acadia Tradition. Sail aboard the schooner Rachel B. Jackson. The Rachel B. Jackson was built in Maine & is a working replica of an 1890's coastal schooner. Experience an authentic vessel of another era as you help set sail & take a turn at the helm. Or you may just wish to sit back & relax & let your crew make this adventure the highlight of your Bar Harbor Vacation. 2-2 1/2 hr. trips; 4 trips daily, departing from the Bar Harbor Regency, 123 Eden Street. Available for private parties.
Come enjoy a 1 1/2 to 2 hour windjammer cruise aboard the majestic 151' 4-masted schooner, Margaret Todd. Sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay. Bring your binoculars & keep a look out for bald eagles, seals & porpoise. Help the crew hoist sail or just relax on our spacious decks.
Located along the beautiful coast of Maine, the AAA 4-Diamond Awarded Bluenose Inn Hotel and Spa brings a sophisticated design aesthetic and easy-going atmosphere.
We offer a variety of Holistic Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, CND Shellac Nails, Mud Wraps, Salt & Sugar Glows, Waxing and Massage: Swedish (Intro to Massage), Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal and Raindrop Therapy.
Along with any spa purchase our guests receive a full day’s access to our gorgeous Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Steam Room and Exercise room. Come enjoy the memorable views, along with the tranquility of Bar Harbor and relax with us!
PUFFIN, LIGHTHOUSES & SEABIRDS TOUR
SAILING DAILY FROM ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL AT 1:15 P.M.
See the highlights of our beautiful coast including Winter Harbor, Petit Manan and Egg Rock Lighthouses while cruising aboard a Maine-built vessel limited to 50 passengers. Encounter rare wildlife as our professional naturalist points out puffins, seabirds and mammals only seen offshore. Hear the stories of the brave men and women who kept the lights burning. Remember to keep your eyes open for minke whales!
Puffin, Lighthouse & Seabirds tours are 3.5 hours.
HALF-DAY FISHING TRIPS
SAILING DAILY FROM ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE HOTEL AT 8:00 A.M.
Come join us for a fun-filled family friendly 4 hour fishing trip inside the protected waters of Frenchman Bay. We fish with jigs on light tackle making kids and adults alike feel like champion anglers! Our experienced deckhands will help you land your catch and take the fish off your line. We'll even fillet and bag your catch for you! This is also a great trip to see some of Frenchman Bay and it's abundance of wildlife and scenic views. Don't be surprised if you spot seals and eagles while out there! All bait and tackle provided.
Fishing trips are 4 hours.
Tel: Tee Times 288-3000; Clubhouse 288-5000; Superintendent 288-2200
100 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Surrounded by the mountains of Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley has been enticing golfers from all over the world for more than 100 years to the challenges of the finest 18 holes of championship golf in Maine. Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses. Expert PGA staff. Private and group lessons. Fully modern clubhouse. Banquets. Lunch served daily 11am-4pm. Open daily spring, summer & fall.
Sailing daily from Harborplace, 1 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Considered Bar Harbor's best tour! Let the fast 90 ft. jet powered catamaran Bay King III whisk you away. Visit five beautiful island lighthouses and a historic life saving station - with ample time at each for photographs. Cruise among Acadia's coastal islands and crown jewels; Otter Cliffs, Sand Beach, Champlain Mountain, and Thunder Hole. Enjoy fun-filled and fascinating stories from our onboard historian; learn of French explorers, the founder of Acadia ñ Mr. George Dorr, and all about Maine's legendary lighthouses, light keepers, ghosts and much more. Discover Bar Harbor's golden age as we view mansions along ìmillionaires rowî; the Ford, Rockefeller, High Seas and Pulitzer Estates; and the spectacular coastal mansions owned by Dick Wolf (Southerly) and Martha Stewart (Skylands).
Truly A must see tour!
Bar Harbor's artistic outlet for children! Featuring open studio space where children can be creative whether on their own, with our counselors or with their parents. Date night sessions, private events, and workshops are also featured. Come by and get creative!
Fish with local Captain Jeff Black aboard the Downeast lobster boat the M/V Miss Samantha. She has the most room for your comfort and is specially designed so that you can venture onto the bow to view scenery and watch wildlife. The only lobster tour in Bar Harbor that has a live aquarium touch tank so you can hold a lobster, sea stars, and a great variety of fascinating marine life. Learn all about Maineís lobster fishery and how to catch a lobster, about the medicinal benefits of ocean life, and visit seals and their pups up close! Your professional captain and naturalist will answer all your questions. Trips leave daily from Harborplace next to the downtown pier and last for 1æ hours.
Tel: (207) 963-2341 or (866) 235-2341 (toll free in Maine only)
Harborside Hotel & Marina, , 55 West Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Discover Bar Harbor's most exclusive, personal and unique sightseeing cruise. Join Captain John on Lulu, a traditional Downeast lobster boat, for a 2 hour tour of Frenchman Bay. Enjoy an up-close demonstration of lobster fishing, fascinating seal watching and breathtaking coastal scenery. Share the Captain's interest in nature and local history and folklore. Sailings daily May thru October. Adults $33, seniors $30, children $20. Ticket office - 55 West Street (Harborside Hotel).
We provide multi-day luxury bicycle tours of Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula, featuring top-flight inns, terrific restaurants and the most gorgeous bike routes in New England. A boutique bicycle touring company, we feature small groups, personalized service and a "relentlessly Maine" way of doing things. Talk to us and see why our small-group approach is far superior to the big-box touring companies.
Since its inaugural edition, the Mount Desert Island Marathon has earned the distinction of 'Most Scenic in North America' by ESPN. The event continues to grow and attracts both national and international competitors and spectators. The scenic, yet challenging foot race starts in downtown Bar Harbor. The course runs past the mountains of Acadia National Park, through pristine woodlands during peak fall foliage, along stunning sea-side vistas, and visits six separate towns and villages. It finishes in the center of Southwest Harbor. Like its name, the Mount Desert Island Marathon is a true island-wide event. As a not-for-profit organization the event benefits civic and local charitable organizations, making the MDI Marathon a popular community resource. The event is traditionally held the Sunday following Columbus Day.