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Guided Cruise Around Mount Desert Island & Somes Sound Fjard

by Sea Princess Cruises
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring afternoon cruise into the Somes Sound Fjard

  • Acadia National Park's thundering freshwater Man-O-War Brook

  • Exquisite views of Mount Desert Island & Somes Sound Fjard

  • Stops at the working harbors of Manset & Southwest Harbor

  • Tour narration provided by an experienced local naturalist

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring afternoon cruise into the Somes Sound Fjard

  • Acadia National Park's thundering freshwater Man-O-War Brook

  • Exquisite views of Mount Desert Island & Somes Sound Fjard

  • Stops at the working harbors of Manset & Southwest Harbor

  • Tour narration provided by an experienced local naturalist

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Guided Cruise Around Mount Desert Island & Somes Sound Fjard

Activity Location

Somes Sound

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Sea Princess Cruises

    41 Harbor Drive

    Northeast Harbor 04662


Description

Treat yourself to postcard-perfect views of Acadia National Park as the shadows grow long in the late afternoon. During this cruise, a local naturalist ushers you along the headlands of Mount Desert Island and into Somes Sound, where you can observe working harbors in Manset and Southwest Harbor.

As the sun drenches the landscape in its golden glow, head to Northeast Harbor and venture aboard a sightseeing vessel. Situate yourself near the ship's prow and breathe in the intoxicating breezes while your captain—a professionally trained naturalist—leads you around Mount Desert Island, Maine's largest island and home to Acadia National Park.

While your guide regales you with stories of Mount Desert Island, admire the barreling rapids at Man-O-War Brook, where a freshwater waterfall plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. See the naked, flat rocks flanked by pine, fir, and birch trees that reminded Samuel de Champlain of a desert and inspired the island's name.

Next, your guide noses the ship into the headwaters of Somes Sound Fjard, a scenic inlet that reaches depths of 175 feet (53 m) and resembles the dramatic fjords of Scandinavia. Inside Somes Sound, motor past the villages of Manset and Southwest Harbor, where the activities of shipbuilding and lobster fishing dominate the scenery.


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise around Mount Desert Island and Somes Sound Fjard

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked departure time.