This tour builds onto the 3 and 4 hour options, starting with the highlights of Acadia National Park, including Summit of Cadillac Mountain and the sites along the Park Loop Road. We then continue out of the park to explore the gorgeous coastline past the “summer cottages” into stunning Northeast Harbor. We will take your group up famous Somes Sound through historic Somesville, the oldest community on the island. This tour has the addition of visiting the fishing community of Southwest Harbor to see the lobster boats pulling into a working lobster pound. Have the opportunity for a fantastic lunch with the freshest seafood available as a choice. Stop whenever you want to take pictures or just take in the views with our local guides showing the best locations.
6 Hour: Ultimate Acadia & Mount Desert Island Tour
This tour is for those who want to immerse themselves in everything about Acadia National Park and the rich, diverse life of the island communities. All the stops of the shorter tours are included plus we also show you Acadia's famous rock seawall on the western side of the island.
Tour Length: 6 hours
Tour Start Times: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m.
Vehicle Options: 6 passenger minivan or 14 passenger van.
Tour Attractions & Sites: Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain, Park Loop Road, Sieur de Monts Springs, Precipice Cliffs, Sand Beach, Otter Cliffs, Seal Harbor beach, Northeast Harbor, Asticou Gardens, historic Somesville, Somesville Bridge, Southwest Harbor, local Lobster Pound, natural rock seawall
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The ultimate tour of Mt. Desert Island
We will pick you up and we’ll 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 the surrounding islands.
Visit all of the famous sites, including Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, Precipice Cliffs, Sieur de Monts Springs and gardens.
We can stop 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.
We exit Acadia National Park to visit the communities of Seal and Northeast Harbor. You may stroll through the Asticou Garden and view the outsides of the mansions of the “Summer People”.
We will see the oldest community on the island, Somesville and have a chance to take a picture on the famous bridge.
We will then visit the Southwest Harbor side of the island and stop at the famous Beal’s Lobster Pound to see how the lobster industry operates. Watch the boats offload their catch. Eat a wonder lobster lunch.
Afterwards we will show you the western side of Acadia and its famous Seawall the stunning natural rock formation. Option to walk around Ships Harbor Trail, Summit Loop, Ocean path and stroll through Asticou Gardens.
*Meals and drinks are not included in tour price. Beal’s Lobster restaurant closes October 10 and a another restaurant will be substituted.