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Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

1. Acadia National Park: Narrated Bus Tour

Enjoy a comfortable way to see all the sights of Acadia National Park with expert commentary at your fingertips. Tour stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole (an ocean-side stop), and Sieur De Monts Spring (Wild Gardens of Acadia). All tours take place on comfortable buses with an amplified PA system. You can choose to walk around at the stops and if so, walk as much as you feel comfortable. Restrooms are available at the ticket office and each stop within the park. Listen to onboard commentary from a long line of tour guides, national park workers, and passionate people within the area. With this family-run company that boasts deep roots in the Acadia National Park, you will get in-depth knowledge and stories like no other tour.

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Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

2. Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

Set sail on a two-hour cruise from Portland along the rugged coast of Casco Bay. Pack a meal and your favorite wine or beer, and sit back and relax as you slip through the peaceful waters of Maine. Enjoy views of lighthouses, seals, and other coastal wildlife aboard a famous schooner tall ship. Join the crew to hoist the sails or take a turn at the ship's wheel if you feel inspired. Whether you're nine years old or 99, sailing aboard a Maine schooner is a unique adventure. Learn more about the wooden windjammers which are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were built in Maine.

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Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

3. Acadia National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour

Take this self-guided driving tour, immersing yourself in the stunning fall colors and rich history of Maine, beginning at downtown Bar Harbor. Discover La Rochelle, a Gilded Age mansion, and learn about the raging fire that gave rise to today’s vibrant autumn foliage. Enter Acadia National Park at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and begin the drive around Park Loop Road. Along the way, discover the Great Meadow, Sieur de Mons, and Bar Harbor’s history. Pause at Beaver Lake and Jackson Labs to learn about Acadia’s wildlife before continuing on to Egg Rock Overlook and the Precipice Trail. Take a detour at Schooner Head, pausing at the Ocean Path Trailhead if you want to explore the path on foot. Continue along to Sand Beach, Old Soaker, Thunder Hole, Monument Cove, Otter Cliffs, and Hunters Beach. Pause at Jordan Pond for delicious popovers and jam or simply to enjoy the view. Continue past Bubble Pond and Eagle Lake, and finally begin driving up to the top of Acadia’s most famous peak: Cadillac Mountain. Your tour ends there, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beautiful vistas atop the mountain.

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Portland Maine: Tour in Vintage Fire Engine

4. Portland Maine: Tour in Vintage Fire Engine

Enjoy seeing Portland in an unforgettable way. Hop on board a vintage fire truck with onboard multimedia system, including a large, flat-screen LED TV. Experience Portland in a unique and fun way with this local-led tour aboard a classic fire engine. Explore the city’s peninsula as you drive along the cobble-stoned streets. Enjoy great views of lighthouses, civil war forts, and the historic architecture that make up the wonderful Maine city. Enjoy a 50-minute tour narrated by local guides who love sharing their knowledge of Portland Maine. Get to know the vibrant neighborhoods of this city by the sea from high up on your truck.

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Camden: Sunset Sailing Cruise Aboard Appledore II

5. Camden: Sunset Sailing Cruise Aboard Appledore II

Board the Appledore II in Bayview Landing in Camden, and enjoy a 2-hour sunset cruise. Admire the beautiful harbor, framed by mountains, and appreciate the views from the wide decks. Help to raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel, and experience captaining a traditional wooden ship. Cruise past Curtis Island Light and into Penobscot Bay. Sail along the rugged coastline, take in the majestic mountains, and look out for local wildlife such as seals, porpoises, and eagles. Cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase as you enjoy the sunset over Mount Battie.

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Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

6. Acadia National Park: Highlights of Acadia Private Tour

Get a great overview of Acadia. Start with a pickup and 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 overviews of Sand Beach surrounded by the famous pink granite coastline. Take stops as you wish and stay as long as you would like at each location. As you wind through the park you will see hand-cut stone bridges, rocky coves, and pink granite coastline, glacier cut lakes, and dense forests. Your guide will point out trailheads and carriage roads to explore on your own. Upgrade to the 4-hour experience to see the famous Asticou Gardens and the only fjord on the east coast, Somes Sound. Discover the towns of Seal and Northeast Harbor. View the gorgeous lawns and mansions of the “summer people”.

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Acadia National Park: Private Island Tour and Lobster Pound

7. Acadia National Park: Private Island Tour and Lobster Pound

See the best spots in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine on this private tour with an expert local guide. Discover highlights like Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Precipice Cliffs. Get picked up and drive along the 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. Visit the area's most famous sites and stop along the way as you please, to admire the hand-cut stone bridges, rocky coves, pink granite coastline, glacier cut lakes, and dense forests. Stroll the famous Asticou Gardens and drive-up the only fjord on the east coast, Somes Sound. View the outsides of the mansions of the “Summer People”. Visit the historic town of Somesville, the oldest community on the island. Take a picture on the famous Somesville Bridge. Tuck into a fresh seafood lunch at Beal’s Lobster Pound where you can watch boats come and go in the Great Harbor. Upgrade to 6 hours to see the only lighthouse on the island, the Bass Harbor Headlight and Seawall, and the natural rock formation in Acadia.

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Sebago Lake: Half-Day Kayak Rental

8. Sebago Lake: Half-Day Kayak Rental

Explore Sebago Lake and the surrounding streams and ponds from a private launch site, conveniently located between the meandering stream of Panther Run and the north end of Jordan Bay on Sebago Lake. Discover multiple beaches for swimming, man-made canals, natural coves and inlets, and islands to explore on your own. Alternatively, sit back and take in the vast and natural beauty of this renowned Maine lake. After checking in at the rental desk, you will be briefed with a safety demonstration and provided a map of the local waterway. Be provided with a fitted lifejacket and paddle and walk to the launch site to be assisted into a kayak. Then you are cleared to explore Sebago Lake.

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Sebago Lake: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour

9. Sebago Lake: Guided Sunset Kayak Tour

Take part in a fun and relaxing adventure in the midst of a natural Maine setting. Explore the water-carved bends and twists of a meandering stream that unveils local wildlife in a rustic backdrop. Paddle alongside lakeside cottages, boats, and manmade canals as you make your way to Jordan Bay of Sebago Lake. Here, you will get a panoramic view of the sun as it sets behind the trees. Along the way, your officially registered guide will share local stories that make the scene come alive. Enjoy an easy and relaxed paddle that requires no previous kayaking experience.

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What people are saying about Maine

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Great value for the price. We saw all the sights of beautiful Acadia National Park and learned the history past and present of the area.

Once I had cell service it worked well and was very easy to use. It knew were I andwas very informative along the way.

Did an awesome job! Learned a lot about Portland that we didn’t know prior to our travels.

Pleasant crew. Relaxing cruise. No frills or anything: just a lovely day.

It was a wonderful tour. A ton of interesting things about Portland