Local Attractions

Mount Desert Island is a perfect vacation getaway anytime of the year. Summers are busy with many activities to choose from, while the winter months provide a relaxing getaway and fewer crowds. Many of the activities listed on this page are seasonal and close after Columbus Day. We suggest that you check directly with the organization to check on availability and hours during the off-season.


Local Information Centers
Bar Harbor
    Chamber of Commerce
Southwest Harbor
    Chamber of Commerce
Thompson Island Information 207-288-3411
Hancock County Tourism  
Acadia National Park
General Information 207-288-3338
Tours 207-288-0300
Emergency 207-288-8791
Wildwood Stables - Carriages of Acadia 207-276-3622
Acadia Magic  
Isle au Haut Co. 207-367-5193
Beal & Bunker (Cranberry Isles) 207-244-3575
Maine State Ferry Service
            (Bass Harbor to Swan's Isl.)
The Cat - (Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia) 877-762-7245
Schooner Downeast Sailing Adventures 207-288-2216 or 888-405-SAIL
Downeast Windjammer Cruises 207-288-4585 or 207-288-2373
Diver Ed 207-288-3483
Sea Princess Cruises 207-276-5352
Island Cruises 207-244-5785
Cranberry Cove Ferry 207-244-5882
Whale Watches
Bar Harbor Whale Watcher 207-288-2386
Bar Harbor Oceanarium (Open for groups or by appointment) 207-288-5005
COA Natural History Museum 207-288-5015
Wendell Gilley Bird Carving 207-244-7555
Maine Granite Industry Museum 207-244-7299
Seal Cove Auto Museum 207-244-9242
Animal Parks

Kisma Preserve
Sea Kayaking/ Canoeing
Coastal Kayaking 207-288-9605
National Park Sea Kayaking Tours 207-288-0342
National Park Canoe Rental 207-244-5854
Maine State Sea Kayak 207-244-9500
Bus Tours
Oli's Trolley 207-288-9899
Acadia National Park Tours 207-288-0300
Rock Climbing/Mountaineering
Atlantic Climbing School 207-288-2521
Acadia Mountain Guides 207-288-8186
Causeway Golf Club 207-244-3780
Bar Harbor Golf Course 207-667-7505
Kebo Valley Golf Course 207-288-3000
Northeast Harbor Golf Club 207-276-5335
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf 207-288-2133