A wide variety of custom designed tours that last from one to eight hours are available depending on your personal interests. ... More
Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours
A wide variety of custom designed tours that last from one to eight hours are available depending on your personal interests. You can discover secluded coves, picturesque island lighthouses, spectacular sea cliffs, and fascinating wildlife during this tour.
Rather than the soulless business of making money to buy more "stuff" that many of us wallow in, Captain Shaw enjoys the soul-fulfilling work of sharing his gorgeous Down East Maine with travelers who desperately need the sound of the waves, the smell of the salt air, the sight of eagles, ospreys, guillemots, eilers, seals, porpoises, and other gifts of nature. Our four hours on Frenchmen's Bay with the Captain brought my family a memory we shall never forget. Captain Shaw is a bouillabaisse of amateur naturalist, humorist, dedicated researcher, Renaissance Man, sailor, and wide-eyed story teller. You can't spend your time better in Bar Harbor than to spend a day on one of his tours. It will change you. If it doesn't, it's too late for you.
Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our private boat ride taking us to all the "must-sees" of Acadia. It was a fantastic seeing up close views of the gorgeous cliffs overlooking the bay, the porcupine islands, thunderhole, sand beach, all the hidden caves and crevices, rock formations, etc. We learned so much - geology, ecology, history, and even the gossip of the rich and famous who own the mansions... It was all fascinating and we strongly recommend Capt. Shaw's Sea Venture tours. Seeing Acadia from the water is the best - it's beauty is beyond words! We also loved viewing a seal pup, dolphins, bald eagles and loons. What a way to spenda morning! I also agree with the other reviews that Capt Shaw is an encyclopedia of information! He knows everything there is to know about the area!
This is by far the best boat tour we've taken. Capt. Shaw is an enclycopedia of information. Not only is he knowledgeable but guides the area with enthusiasm and passion. We have since taken private boat tours in other coastal areas but none have been comparable. His is the trip others should be measured by.
This trip was the highlight of our time in Maine. Capt. Shaw is a storehouse of info on Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Ask him a question and you get an answer you can trust to be the last word. In additon he has spent 30 years studying bald eagles in this area and is a world recognised expert on the subject. A great trip that should not be missed!