Local Connections: Best of Both Worlds with Captain John

3 hours | Bar Harbor | B H B - 2 0 7
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Points of Interest

  • Thunder Hole
  • Thunder Hole
  • Acadia National Park
Moderate 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.

Lobster Fishing Demonstration with Local Fisherman
Maine's lobsters set the standard by which all the world's lobsters are judged. Today, Maine is the country's largest lobster producer, with 100 million pounds of lobster caught each year. Discover these fascinating facts and more during an entertaining and informative demonstration by a liscenced local lobsterman who will introduce the life cycle of the lobster, demonstrate the use of authentic traps and show you how these creatures are caught.

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. As you journey along Park Loop Road, your motorcoach travels the ocean's edge passing Otter Cliff, Schooner Head and Thunder Hole.

Photo Opportunities:

Thunder Hole
Under the right tidal conditions, ocean swells converge with a thunderous roar against the granite coastline at dramatic Thunder Hole. If the tides are favorable, you will see the ocean spray shooting high into the air.

Special Notes:

All stops within the park are based on dedicated coach parking being available at the stops. There are 20 steps down to the base of Thunder Hole, which can be wet and slippery. A fine view may be had from the top of the steps.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart pier, enter Acadia National and begin drive along Park Loop Road/Ocean Drive

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
75
Steps:
3
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

20 minute photo stop (Sieur, Schooner Head, Thunder Hole, Otter Cliff

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Depart Photo stop and return to the Bar Harbor

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:30

Arrive drop off location and walk to local establishment

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:15

Arrive local establishment for 20 min. talk by your tour guide about the Gilded Age

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
35
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Lobster experience talk and demo with Captain John

Time at site:
00:55
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Depart for leisurely walk back to pier, guests may stay in town at end of tour

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
46
Travel time:
00:10