Things to do the area
Museums and tours

Abbe Museum 26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-3519
The most fascinating journey in Bar Harbor begins at the Abbe Museum! Discover the story of the first people of Maine through exhibitions and programs that span 10,000 years of history, art and archaeology. Learn about the Native people of Maine today and enjoy their songs and stories, arts and crafts. Visit the Museum Shop for high quality gifts crafted by Maine Native people. Admission included for all Acadia Hotel guests.

Atlantic Brewing Company 15 Knox Road, Bar Harbor
207 288-BEER 800 475-5417
Located ten minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, off Route 3. Come see how Bar Harbor's #1 local beers, wines and sodas are produced. Free tastings and tours. On-site gift shop and tasting room, plus the Knox Road Grille Restaurant and the famous Saturday All-U-Can-Eat Smokehouse Barbeque. Special events and group functions are welcome.
Bar Harbor Brewing Company 8 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-4592
Tour, taste and talk beer (free) with award-winning brewer Tod Foster. Taste World Beer Champions Cadillac Mountain Stout and Thunder Hole Ale, the beers that beat Guinness and Sam Adams. There’s homemade Bar Harbor Root Beer and Blueberry Soda for the kids. Stop by for our Bar Harbor Blueberry Martini Syrup—shaken, not stirred! Don’t miss Bar Harbor’s first and most unique micro brewery. Call or check our website for tour schedule.
Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery Route 3, Bar Harbor
207 288-5005
Enjoy an up-close experience with marine life. At the oceanarium on Route 3, take a guided tour of a salt marsh and the Maine Lobster Museum. At the working lobster hatchery we take you on a fascinating tour to see lobsters and the hatchery process. Combination tickets available. Group discounts and tours.
Outdoor adventures
Acadia Bike 48 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-9605 800 526-8615
Acadia Bike features the largest bicycle rental fleet in New England, so you're sure to get the bike you want. Enjoy Acadia's natural wonders as you pedal the car-free carriage roads or Park Loop Road. Our bikes—new each year, most with front suspension—are meticulously maintained and custom-fitted to ensure you'll have a great ride. All sizes, plus tandems, trailers and kids' bikes. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office.
Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School 198 Main Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-8186 888 232-9559
Maine's most respected climbing school! Enjoy personalized rock or ice climbing instruction on the scenic seacliffs of Acadia or join us on a regional or international destination trip. All instruction is customized to the needs of individuals, families and groups of any ability. Our guides have worldwide climbing experience spanning three decades and are individually certified by the American Mountain Guide's Association. We guarantee more engaging, comprehensive and safer instruction. Maine's only accredited climbing school.
Aquaterra Adventures 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-0007 877 386-4124
Sea kayaking at its finest with some of the most experienced guides and instructors in the area. You will find a kayak waiting for you at our specially designed kayak launch facility on the waterfront. We have the largest variety of tours and instruction programs. Family groups can enjoy kayaking with their kids on our Discovery Adventure. The more experienced may want to take a stroke refinement course or increase their knowledge on rescue skills. Fastest access to the bay. Incredible wildlife sightings and awesome views.
Coastal Kayaking Tours 48 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-9605 800 526-8615
We specialize in small groups and personalized service, featuring the island's most experienced guide staff. Glide among the islands of Frenchman Bay, seeing seals, porpoises, bald eagles and other wildlife. Trips from 2-1/2 hours to three days. Paddle with us and see why Coastal Kayaking Tours is New England's premier sea kayaking outfitter. Have fun with our superb guides! No experience necessary. Located in downtown Bar Harbor, across from the post office.
Atlantic Climbing School 24 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-2521
Rock climbing courses in Acadia National Park for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Half-day and full-day courses available for individuals and families. All equipment is provided. Low guide-to-client ratios for better value and safety; you won't be part of a larger group. Owned by Jeff Butterfield, author of Acadia, A Climber's Guide, a comprehensive guidebook to climbing in Acadia.
Crystal Seas Kayaking Bar Harbor Regency Dock 123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-4447 877 732-7877
Sea kayak the waters surrounding Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park with Crystal Seas Kayaking. Let our registered Maine guides show you the beauty and wildlife that this region has to offer. We focus on small groups of eight or less and use fiberglass sea kayaks. Choose from a three-hour, sunset, or day tour. Depart from our private kayak docks and keep your feet dry. Fun, safe and personal.
Downeast Nature Tours P.O. Box 521, Bar Harbor
207 288-8128
Personalized nature tours for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Bicycle, hiking and cross-country ski tours; 1/2-day and full-day, camping and more. We help you discover the flora and fauna of Mount Desert Island and Down East Maine with special emphasis on native birds. Bald eagles, osprey, shore birds, warblers. A truly unique and enjoyable learning experience.
National Park Sea Kayak Tours 39 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-0342 800 347-0940
Paddle to remote "Western Side" of MDI with professional Maine guides. Personalized eco-tours, 1/2-day morning, afternoon, and sunset tours. Best wildlife sightings: harbor seals, osprey, porpoise, eagles and more. Featuring comfortable, stable tandem Necky kayaks. All tours include a brief stop on a beach/island. Kayaking is our only business. Locally owned/operated with a perfect safety record since 1993. All equipment, van transportation and instruction included. Beginners welcome.
Boating Tours and Cruises
Bar Harbor Ferry Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor 207 288-2984 207 546-2927
Enjoy spectacular views as you travel between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor. You'll pass by lighthouses, mountains, fishing villages, mansions, and lobstermen hauling their traps during the one-hour trip. Explore the scenic waterfront and shops. Bike the 12-mile loop around the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park. Enjoy Bar Harbor with its shopping, museums, restaurants and more.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-2386 800-533-WALE
No trip to Bar Harbor is complete without the ultimate thrill of a whale watch adventure. Choose between one of our exciting whale watches, aboard our high-speed catamaran, or a lobster and seal watch on the Miss Samantha. All our tours are fully narrated and our experienced crew is guaranteed to make your trip unforgettable. We offer several tours throughout the day and evening. Conveniently located at the town pier, the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company is the only place you need for adventure in Bar Harbor. Group rates are available.
Diver Ed's Dive-in Theater Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor
207 288-DIVE
Come aboard The Seal and watch live underwater footage as Diver Ed searches the bottom of Frenchman Bay for fascinating critters. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to touch starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, lobsters, and whatever else he can fit into his catch bag to bring up to the boat! Diver Ed makes this vacation adventure entertaining as well as educational!
Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters Harborside Marina 55 West Street, Bar Harbor
207 266-5210
Escape the crowds! Enjoy a private sailing charter on our traditional Friendship sloop, originally designed in the late 1800s by Maine fishermen hauling lobster traps. We offer day sails, sunset trips, instruction, lobster bakes and overnights. Help out with the sails, take the helm or relax and keep watch for seals, bald eagles, and porpoise.
Downeast Sailing Adventures Bar Harbor Regency 123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor
888 405-SAIL
Step back in time aboard an Acadia tradition. Sail aboard the schooner Rachel B. Jackson. The Rachel B. Jackson was built in Maine and is a working replica of an 1890s coastal schooner. Experience an authentic vessel of another era as you help set sail and take a turn at the helm. Or you may just wish to sit back and relax and let your crew make this adventure the highlight of your Bar Harbor vacation. 2-hour to 2-1/2-hour trips; four trips daily. Available for private parties.
Downeast Windjammer Cruises Bar Harbor Inn Pier, Bar Harbor
207 288-4585 207 546-2927
Come enjoy a 1-1/2 to 2-hour windjammer cruise aboard the majestic 151' 4-masted schooner, Margaret Todd. Sail among the islands of Frenchman Bay. Bring your binoculars and keep a look out for bald eagles, seals and porpoise. Help the crew hoist sail or just relax on our spacious decks. We also have 4-hour deep sea fishing trips on our fishing vessel Katherine.
Lulu Lobster Boat Rides Harborside Marina 55 West Street, Bar Harbor
207 963-2341 866 235-2341
Discover Bar Harbor's most exclusive, personal and unique sightseeing cruise. Join Captain John on Lulu, a traditional Downeast lobster boat, for a 2-hour tour of Frenchman Bay. A maximum of 15 passengers enjoy an up-close demonstration of lobster fishing, fascinating seal watching and breathtaking coastal scenery. Share the captain's interest in nature and local history and folklore. Free on-site parking.
Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours 29 DeGregoire Park, Bar Harbor
207 288-3355
Treat yourself! Captain Winston Shaw, an expert naturalist, offers unique private boat tours for individuals and parties of up to six. Wide variety of enjoyable 1-hour to 8-hour trips custom designed around your interests and timetable. Discover eagles, seals, loons, and other fascinating wildlife, along with spectacular sea cliffs, secluded coves, picturesque island lighthouses, and breathtaking sunsets. Affordable prices. Free no-hassle parking.
Bus Tours
Acadia National Park Tours 53 Main Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-0300
Bar Harbor and Acadia's premier sightseer: 2-1/2 hours of the best sights, sounds and stories available with three 15-minute stops in Acadia National Park. Tour includes Bar Harbor, mansions, Cadillac Mountain, Park Loop Road, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliffs, and more. Native naturalists give thorough and humorous narrative. Fifty years of informing and entertaining satisfied customers. Reservations recommended.
Oli’s Trolley Acadia and Island Tours 1 West Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-9899
Allow us to take you on a historical tour of the days gone by and transport you back to the cottage days of Bar Harbor with whimsical tales of a lost era. Then through the highlights of Acadia National Park. Fun for the whole family. We offer 2-1/2-hour or 1-hour trolley tours with stops for walks and pictures.
Kebo Valley Golf Club 100 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor
207 288-3000 (tee times) 207 288-5000 (clubhouse)
207 288-2200 (superintendent)
Surrounded by the mountains of Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley has been enticing golfers from all over the world for more than 100 years to the challenges of the finest 18 holes of championship golf in Maine. Just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor. Kebo Valley consistently ranks among America's best public golf courses. Expert PGA staff. Private and group lessons. Fully modern clubhouse.
Tree of Life Day Spa 108 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-5551
Lounge in a soft robe and sip tea while you bathe in the afterglow of one of the best spa treatments you have ever received. We offer couples massage; deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish and lymphatic massage; organic sugar scrubs, salt glow body polish, mud wraps, organic facials and more in a soothing, air-conditioned atmosphere.
Yoga at Cattitude Bayside Landing, Bar Harbor
207 276-3396
Our studio is a haven for peaceful relaxation-right in the center of downtown Bar Harbor. Yoga at Cattitude offers an incredible array of yoga styles. Whether you are looking for vigorous vinyasa or restful restorative, we have the class for you. Please check the website for the latest schedule, class descriptions and teacher bios. Air-conditioned studio.
Carmen Verandah 119 Main Street, Bar Harbor
207 288-2766
Carmen Verandah features live music, Bar Harbor's largest dance floor, pool tables, and great food. Our open air verandah overlooks the village green and is perfect for lunch or dinner, and then dancing. No covers, just great original blues, rock, funk and jazz. Something happening every night!
Acadia Hotel downtown