Acadia National Park & Looking Glass Restaurant

3 hours | Bar Harbor | B H B - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Victorian Bar Harbor
  • Acadia National Park
  • 27-Mile Park Loop Road
  • Thunder Hole
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Acadia National Park/Park Loop Road
First established in 1916, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the oldest national park east of the Mississippi. A 47,000-acre Atlantic coastline recreation area, it is best showcased by Park Loop Road, a 27-mile stretch designated as one of America's most scenic byways. It ribbons past such highlights as Otter Cliff, historic Jordan Pond House, and Thunder Hole, where, if the tides are favorable, you will see the ocean spray shooting high into the air.
What you will see along the way:
Your adventure begins with a leisurely drive through Bar Harbor and along the stunning coastline of Acadia, the first National Park east of the Mississippi. Take in sweeping views of rugged shoreline, evergreen forests of spruce and pine, and mountain summits. Travel down the Park's 27-mile Park Loop Road past Thunder Hole. Enjoy views of Otter Cliff and Maine's rocky coast.

Photo Opportunity:
Focus your lens on Thunder Hole where, under the right tidal conditions, ocean swells converge with a thunderous roar against the granite coastline. An alternate stop is made at Schooner Head (if parking is available).
Snack:
Delight in a seasonal dessert of pie brimming with Maine blueberries and beverages at The Looking Glass Restaurant. Formerly the estate of Mary Robert Rinehart, noted mystery writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, The Looking Glass offers stunning views of Frenchman Bay.

Special Notes:

Tour may operate in alternative order.

Photo stops at Thunder Hole or Schooner Head are dependent on traffic conditions and may not be possible due to traffic conditions and strict motorcoach parking rules enforced by the National Park Service.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart your ship for the scenic Acadia National Park Loop Road with a stop en route.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
75
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Arrive at a scenic stop for photos (Thunder Hole or Schooner Head)

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart photo stop for a scenic drive along the park loop road to the Looking Glass restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Arrive at the Looking Glass Restaurant for coffee/tea and blueberry dessert.

Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Looking Glass Restaurant for the transfer back to the tendering pier.

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:15