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Acadia Tour with Somes Sound and Gardens

See the famous Thuya and Asticou Gardens

Quick Details

Tour Length: 4 hours

Tour Start Times: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m.

Vehicle Options: 6-passenger minivan or 14 passenger van.

Tour Attractions & Sites: Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, Sieur de Monts Springs, Precipice Cliffs, Sand Beach, Otter Cliffs, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Thuya and Asticou Gardens, and finish by driving along spectacular Somes Sound, the only fjord on the East Coast.

Six Passenger Minivan
14 Passenger Van

The perfect way to see Mount Desert Island’s Most Famous Spots!

Start off this wonderful tour by getting to know the historic district of Bar Harbor. We’ll drive around Old Bar Harbor and then we’re off to the top of Cadillac Mountain! Cadillac Mountain is 1,530 feet high, which provides stunning 360-degree views of the island and even your ship in the harbor.

Next, it’s off to Sieur de Monts Springs to view the lovely nature center and gardens. You’ll also see Bear Brook which is a large beaver pond with lots of lodges and dams, Precipice Cliffs with its 1,000-foot open cliff range and peregrine falcons and Sand Beach’s beautiful pink sand surrounded by rocky cliffs!

We’re then off to Thunder Hole which is a naturally carved granite inlet that explodes as the water rushes in.  See views of Otter Cliffs and the dramatic pink granite coastline enveloped by the deep Black Woods.

We will then venture out of the park, traveling to the communities of Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, which are the summer colonies of the ultra-rich such as the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and the Astors.

You will also see the famous Asticou and Thuya Gardens, hidden treasures where the bus tours are not allowed to go to. View the outside of the beautiful mansions of Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor.

*Note: All tour descriptions are what can be typically completed in the stated time frame.  Because we allow clients to spend the time they want at each location some stops listed may be excluded if extra time is taken by the client at a site of interest.  We do not take clients into Sand Beach or Jordan Pond House because of crowds but show overviews of Sand Beach.