Best of Both Worlds: Bar Harbor Park & Town Overview

From an interactive lobster demonstration to the splendors of Acadia National Park and the Victorian cottages that gave Bar Harbor its reputation, this excursion will show you the best that Bar Harbor has to offer.

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    All ages
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    Approximately 4 hours

Commence your overview from the pier by air-conditioned motor coach to a viewing area in Bar Harbor, where a lobster expert will greet you and demonstrate, using authentic traps and live lobsters, how the succulent creatures are caught.

Proceed to Park Loop Road, one of the most scenic drives in the United States. Along the way, your naturalist guide will provide commentary on a wealth of subjects surrounding Acadia National Park. Along the route, pass an array of sights which include Sand Beach, Eagle Lake and Otter Cliffs, where a sheer granite face drops more than 100 feet into the ocean.

On this picturesque road, pause at Thunder Hole, which under the right tidal conditions can send flumes of spray high above the rocks, and the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the highest peak on the eastern seaboard, for a spectacular view.

After completing your drive along Park Loop Road, return to Bar Harbor for a visit to one of Bar Harbor’s original Victorian “cottages,” where a resident will appear to talk about life in the days when Bar Harbor was the world’s premier resort for the wealthy. Now an inn, this structure is of classic Victorian architecture and will transport you back in time.

Continue to St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, where you will visit both the interior of the famed sanctuary, with its ten Tiffany stained-glass windows, and the adjoining municipal burial ground, where centuries of prominent Bar Harbor residents are laid to rest. 

Following your visit, return to your Crystal ship.