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Narrated Bus Tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (Classic - 2.5 Hours)
Our fully narrated bus tour will satisfy even the most info-hungry tour-goer! Featuring three stops within Acadia National Park, guests will learn about the history of Bar Harbor and Acadia, the geology, the wildlife, and much more, all while taking in the stunning ocean and mountain views. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain (the highest point on the eastern seaboard), Thunder Hole (an oceanside stop), and Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia). Nature lovers, history buffs, photographers, or anyone wanting to get oriented with Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park will appreciate the knowledge and experience of our tour guides. Just sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the human and natural history of this exceptional locale. Whether you are here for the day, or an extended period, there is no better way to start your visit! Experience the wonder and beauty of Acadia National Park from mid-May through October. Book your tour today!
Premium Narrated Bus Tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (3.5 Hours)
Our Premium Narrated Bus Tour of Acadia National Park is an extended and enhanced version (3.5 hours - 4 hours) of our very popular Classic Tour (2.5 hours). The Premium Tour takes place on a luxury Berkshire Coach with air conditioning, panoramic front window, and super comfy seating. The additional tour time allows more flexibility, as well as extra time a stops, especially on Cadillac Mountain! Stops on the Premium Tour include Thunder Hole, Cadillac Mountain, The Jordan Pond House and Sieur De Mont's Spring. Treat yourself to a first-class trip through Acadia! Adults only (ages 13 and up).
4 Hour Private Tour: Acadia National Park, Cadillac Summit & Somes Sound
A local guide will show you all of the highlights of Acadia National Park plus the famous Somes Sound and Asticou Gardens! We will pick you up and we’ll drive along the stunning 27-mile long Park Loop Road up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the eastern seaboard. From Cadillac you can see spectacular views of Bar Harbor and the surrounding islands. See all of the famous sites on the Park Loop Road, including Cadillac Mountain, Rockefeller’s stone bridges & Carriage House, Otter Cliffs, Thunder Hole, and Sieur du Monts Gardens and Nature Center. See Sand Beach surrounded by the famous pink granite coastline. We will continue out of the park to see the summer colony of Northeast Harbor and stroll through the famous Asticou Gardens. See gorgeous harbors, yachts and picnic boats. We can stop and stay as long as you would like at each location. We will point out trailheads and carriage roads to explore on your own.
Old Port Culinary Walking Tour from Portland
- Portland's culinary culture is made up of many kinds of artisan food and beverage entrepreneurs from bakers, brewers and chefs to confectioners and more - wherever taste and creativity meet! - We combine a unique combination of social history, culinary education, the stories of talented entrepreneurs and current award-winning food scene narrated by friendly and engaging local guides - This tour visits 5-6 venues where you will enjoy a mix of Maine/Maine-inspired cultural, up-and-coming, and trending fare, plenty for lunch with a sweet treat to cap it off.
Ebike Rentals for Acadia National Park
We rent ebikes for use on the carriage roads within Acadia National Park. We meet you at the Hull's Cove Visitor Center parking lot which is within Acadia National Park. This location gives you direct access to the carriage roads.
Downtown Portland, Maine City and Lighthouse Tour-2.5 hour Land Tour
This tour is for the Lighthouse Lovers!!! Unfortunately in Maine, we cannot go into the lighthouses, except 1 day in the year. This tour is visiting the lighthouse grounds with epic photo stops!! Whether this is your first visit or you've lived in Portland for years, you’ll explore the Greater Portland area from a new perspective. Travel through downtown Portland with a local lobsterman and hear about the working waterfront, commercial fishing industry and more! Next, visit 3 lighthouses and spend about 40 minutes walking around and taking pictures at historic Portland Head Light. 2 more photo stops are included on the tour at Spring Point Head Light and Bug Light. Transportation provided in a temperature controlled 12 passenger Ford Transit. Your guide provides tips for dining and activities during your stay in Portland, Maine. Call us directly for information on booking a custom or charter service tour!
The Real Portland Tour: City and 3 Lighthouses Historical Tour with a Real Local
Welcome to my hometown! Hop aboard for an authentic 90 minute sightseeing tour of Portland and 3 lighthouses with an experienced guide who is a real local, born and raised in Portland, ME. Get an insider’s look at the current happenings and rich history of my hometown. We’ll go where other tours go, and then I'll take you places other tours don't - you'll see hidden gems and learn little known facts about Portland and the great state of Maine that only a real local knows! As a college librarian I'm always researching the hidden history of Portland, while at the same time keeping on top of what's new in town and visiting as many local establishments that I can. I take pride in representing this city, and providing an informative and entertaining tour, delivered with a true Mainer's sense of humor. This is The Real Portland Tour! Check my website for a complete listing of tour days, times, and availability.
Acadia National Park and Camden Private Day Trip from Portland
Climb aboard for a road trip through The Vacationland State’s best scenery! You will see ; lighthouses, coastal villages, and more. Limited Time Tours, this personalized private tour you will have your own driver, photographer and tour guide. Passengers from Portland will see Portland Head Lighthouse and passengers from Bangor will see Bass Harbor Light.
2-Hour Windjammer Sailing Trip in Maine with Licensed Captain
Enjoy a leisurely sail on Frenchman Bay that includes narration about historical and geographical points of interest. View wildlife including eagles, seals and porpoises.
Portland Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay
What better way to see the delights of Portland than from the sea in one of the famous schooner tall ships. Join us for this mid morning cruise that will make your visit to Portland live long in the memory.
Vintage Fire Truck Sightseeing Tour of Portland Maine
This 50-minute sightseeing tour is a fun and unique way to discover Portland, Maine. Board a Vintage Fire Engine and travel back in time as your knowledgeable guide helps relive Portland’s colorful history from a local’s perspective. See lighthouses, Civil War forts, city parks and buildings, interesting stories and a multimedia experience packed with historic images of Maine. This is one family-friendly tour you should not miss out on!
Lighthouse Bicycle Tour from South Portland-Three Hours and Four Lighthouses!
Our 3-Hour tour leaves at 11:30 am and follows the scenic South Portland Greenbelt Pathway to three local lighthouses. The first stop on the tour will be Portland Breakwater Light, also known as "Bug Light" and then the tour will continue to Spring Point Ledge Light, located near historic Fort Preble. Next, the tour will pass by Willard Beach before arriving at the final stop, the famous Portland Head Light located at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. It is recommended that patrons bring a lunch or we can assist in purchasing lunch from a local food truck that serves Lobster Rolls.
Full Day Small Group Tour of Acadia National Park
Take a tour that lets you immerse yourself in the park. Our guides are master naturalists, botanists, geologists, historians, and - most importantly - relentlessly curious! This is not just a sightseeing tour, it's a day all about learning and connection. Join your guide for a full day exploring the land and sea of Acadia National Park. Each day is planned based on tides and your group to make the most of your day. Your tour will include stops at iconic destinations such as the Ocean Path, Thunder Hole, Bubble Rock, and Jordan Pond, while also leaving time to hike on the trails and away from crowds. Along the way, your naturalist guide will share stories of Acadia’s history, explain its natural features, and share information about its flora and fauna. Groups are capped at 8 adventurers so you can get a truly immersive and personal experience.
A Walk Through Time Tour in Portland
Curious about Portland's history with railroads, fires, wars, famous poets and Hollywood producers? Join us for a Walk Through Time! This tour begins on Commercial Street and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland's history since 1632. Some of the locations we may feature on your tour include; the lobster statue, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow and his place of worship, the Eastern Cemetery, the Abyssinian Church, the U.S. Customs House and more. ***Tour duration is two "ish" hours, based on guest engagement and pace of the group. Planning on 2.5 hours for arriving early to check-in and make it back to your vehicle post tour is recommended.
Luxury Catamaran Sailing Charters in Maine
Sail in luxury on a 44-ft catamaran yacht! We are one of the only sailing catamaran charters in Maine, and our luxurious yacht makes for a relaxing and fun experience. Our catamaran is stable and does not bounce in waves, providing for a much more comfortable sail than other boats. The yacht boasts five different seating areas, including three dining areas and trampolines to lie on as you watch the sea ripple below you. Relax in luxury, savor the coastline, and watch for seals, whales, and bald eagles. Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise, host a cocktail party, jump off the boat into the gorgeous Saco River, or simply relax as we sail past lighthouses and lush marshland. You are welcome to bring your own food and cocktails on the boat. While we offer public tours for up to six people at a time, you can also rent out the boat for private tours, which will hold up to ten people comfortably. We are owner operated, so we take great care that every aspect of your adventure with us is flawless..
Savor Bar Harbor Culinary Walking Tour
- An amazing array of tastes will be accompanied by a generous serving of local history, fun facts and lore – making your visit to Bar Harbor a unique and exciting adventure! - As you sample the fare at the various stops, our tour guides and proprietors will reveal the history behind their industry and what goes into making their specialties. This is a fairly short walk around the Village Green and the beautiful harbor with plenty of food for lunch.
Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail
Maine sunsets are best appreciated from the water aboard the romantic Appledore II! This tall ship is limited to 49 passengers for an intimate sailing experience. She is a modern windjammer with luxurious accommodations and plenty of seating. The wide decks allow you to walk around with ease and take in all of the gorgeous sunset views.
Old Port "Seafood Lovers" Walking Lunch Tour in Portland, Maine
Learn about Maine's most famous crustacean and the men and women who make their living from trap to table. Stroll along Portland's vital working waterfront , view lobster boats often unloading their catch and visit Old Port and waterfront district destinations for a progressive, iconic Maine lunch. - This walking tour is appx. 1 - 1.5 miles visiting local favorites with plenty of food, and food for thought - lots of time for Q/A. - There's always a whole lobster roll, a New England clam or seafood chowder, local craft beer (or soda) plus a whoopie pie or other Maine sweet, and a surprise seafood taste or two along the way. This is our most “classic heritage” Maine experience with a bit of modern flare.
Windjammer Classic Day Sail
See the best of Camden while sailing Maine’s magnificent rocky coast on the elegant Appledore II! Feel like an adventurer from the 19th century while enjoying state-of-the-art accommodations on a modern windjammer. With wide decks, you can stroll and take in the sights without needing to duck the rigging. At only 49 passengers, there is abundant seating on which to make yourself comfortable for your intimate daytime sail.
Salem, Kennebunkport, Kittery, and Portsmouth Private Day Tour
This private tour takes guest from the city of Portland, Maine to Salem, Massachusetts with a stops in Kennebunkport and Portsmouth NH along the way. The main highlight is a personalized tour of Salem with all the main attractions and then some, including exterior views of several of The Hocus Pocus film locations.