Thanks for a great season - we are now closed until June 2016!

About Our Cruises

It's no wonder that the Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust have all made such strong commitments to Blue Hill Bay. Spectacular wildlife abounds – from sunbathing seals to majestic osprey and eagles, all observable in their natural habitats. Whether you enjoy wildlife or just peaceful scenery, Island Cruises has a great trip for you. Step aboard the 40-foot R.L. Gott for an experience you'll never forget!

Island Cruises offers an Afternoon Nature Cruise daily.

Bass Harbor Cruises, Island Cruises, Acadia National Park

Important Information About Your Cruise

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, and be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, even on warm days. Occasionally, we must cancel a trip due to inclement weather or if we do not meet our 12 passenger minimum. Please call 1 hour prior to departure to verify that a cruise is still taking place!Reservations are highly recommended. Click on one of the buttons to your left to save your spot today!

The Morning Lunch Cruise - Closed for the season

Winding through the islands of Blue Hill Bay, this guided cruise makes its way to Frenchboro, one of Maine’s few remaining offshore fishing villages. Take a short walk around the harbor, visit the museum, and buy lunch at the Dockside Deli (or bring a picnic during the off season – call us for details!) On your return trip, the captain will point out wildlife and haul a lobster trap or two while you view the beauty and serenity of these offshore islands.

Departure Time: 11:00 AM
Return Time: 2:30 PM
Adult Tickets: $30
Child Tickets (ages 3-11): $15
Children 2 and under: FREE (must be included in reservation)



The Afternoon Nature Cruise - Closed for the season

Enjoy nature at its best! Instead of Frenchboro, we’ll cruise past Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse and experience the outer islands of Blue Hill Bay up close and personal– from ledges where seals sun and swim, to small islands with nesting birds and ducks. When the porpoise are running or the eagles are hunting, we’ll be sure to stop to give our passengers a real treat! Learn about Maine's fishing industry, haul a few lobster traps, and take in the incomparable beauty of the Maine coast.

Departure Time: 3:00 PM
Return Time: 5:00 PM
Adult Tickets: $25
Child Tickets (ages 3-11): $15
Children 2 and under: FREE (must be included in reservation)

All cruises depart from the dock at Little Island Marine in Bass Harbor (located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park).