Eagle Lake Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-2216













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Downeast Sailing Adventures, LLC

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Downeast Sailing Adventures

Acadia National Park
Family Owned since 1992


Family bonding under sailSailing
Experience the Real Maine on Acadia’s Quiet Side as we sail among the Cranberry Islands and Somes Sound. Enjoy the breath taking vistas of Acadia National Park, unspoiled by cruise ships and resort hotels. Sit back and relax as we sail past the lighthouses, lobstermen, and magnificent summer “cottages” that make this world-class cruising area unique. Hosted on a traditional Maine-built wooden sloop, the Friendship Sloop SURPRISE carries a maximum of only 6 passengers.

Delighting scores of Downeast Rusticators since 1964, your cruise aboard the Friendship Sloop SURPRISE is sure to be the highlight of your Acadia National Park visit.

Offerings include: Day Sails, and Private Charters out of Southwest Harbor.


Lobster Fishing

Sam & PeteThe only Lobster Boat tour on MT. Desert Island hosted on a traditional 47' Downeast Wooden Boat. Hurricane was built right here in Southwest Harbor in 1967. We cater to families... making M/V Hurricane the most affordable and unique cruise on MT. Desert Island.

During our cruise watch as Captain Andrew demonstrates how lobster traps are hauled. Captain Andrew describes all the parts of a lobster trap and how the lobsters are attracted to the bait inside. Did you know that lobsters actually smell their food by using four small antennae on the front of their heads and tiny sensing hairs that cover their bodies? Learn all about the anatomy and life cycle of the Maine Lobster. Once the trap is on board, you can learn about and touch all the various sea creatures that find their way into the traps (gloves provided). There is plenty of room on Hurricane for everyone to get involved.

Explore the Islands of Acadia
Want to walk along an almost deserted beach...enjoy a lobster picnic on an island...explore a Lighthouse commissioned by President John Quincy Adams...or just enjoy lunch on the dock at one of our quaint island fishing villages? Take our custom boat tour aboard our Water Taxi to one of our nearby islands. Phone 207 288-2216 for reservations and current schedule.


Call: (207) 288-2216 ~ (888) 405-SAIL
For information: info@downeastsail.com
Reservations can be booked by phone, using Visa/MC. We will not sail in the event of USCG-declared small-craft warnings, or mechanical difficulties. You may reschedule your trip or receive a full refund. Refunds can be made also if reservations are cancelled 24 hours prior to departure. No-show/less than 24 hour cancellations will require full payment. Please do not ask for exceptions. Thank you.

Copyright 1998-2013
Downeast Sailing Adventures, LLC

All Rights Reserved

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