Aboard their Downeast scenic cruises you will enjoy the magnificent beauty of Maine's natural resources and wildlife while gaining a true sense of Downeast Maine's way of life.
Experience the rugged landscape up close, view Atlantic Puffins circling around Petit Manan Lighthouse, or see what it's like to get up close and personal with their EXTREME WHALE WATCHING tours. Captain Robertson is a Maine native with years of experience exploring the Downeast Area Coastline. Explore the coast with them today.
Set sail aboard the 40′ Tricia Clark, the oldest puffin boat in Maine. This is a 2.5-hour tour down Frenchman Bay to the stunning Petit Manan Island. During this tour, you will also experience the breathtaking views of Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula.
The island is home to a variety of seabirds and water-dwelling mammals, more notably the Atlantic puffin. Other species you may see are Razorbills, Arctic Terns, Roseate Terns, Common Terns, Guillemots, Cormorants, Bald Eagles, Eiders, and a variety of gulls. Also, both Harbor and Gray Seals call this island home.
Enjoy a boat ride over to the Winter Harbor/ Schoodic Peninsula (The quieter side of Acadia National Park). Bring snacks, a picnic lunch or enjoy ordering great food from one of the local area restaurants. Bike riders enjoy this area….bring a bike over on the ferry or rent a bike when you arrive in Winter Harbor! The Island Explorer ‘free’ shuttle will meet at the ferry and also is designed to carry bikes. Ask for a Schoodic Chamber brochure for a wealth of details on hiking, biking and shopping.
Conveniently arrives at the Bar Harbor Inn pier after the approximate 45 minute boat ride. While on the boat, look for wildlife such as seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagles and other water foul. Arriving in Bar Harbor, enjoy shopping, restaurants and other in town activities as well as visiting Acadia National park by shuttle or other means of transportation. Bring a bike or rent one in Bar Harbor. Take a Windjammer Cruise of Frenchman Bay!
Available Trip Schedule
Departing Bar Harbor
Departing Winter Harbor
One way or Round trip fee offered
Adult and Child rates
**5:30pm and 6:30pm Trips not available after Labor Day.