Bar Harbor Cruise Ship Destination Port

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Most of the shopping in Bar Harbor, including galleries, antique shops, and artisan stores are located on Main St.

Getting Around  

Tenders dock in the heart of town. The Information Center, where you can book tours, get maps, and ask questions, is located at the tender dock.

Cruise Bus Stop

Across the Village Green is an optional bus stop for cruise ship visitors. Disembark here for more shopping, galleries, museums and history. It is only a 15-minute walk back to the tenders.

Oli's Trolley

Two-hour tour of the Acadia Nation Park as well as of Bar Harbor. 

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Acadia National Park

The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Acadia National Park is located along the rugged, rocky coast of "Downeast" Maine. Most of the park is located on Mount Desert Island, which is accessible by vehicle.

Cadillac Mountain

Cadillac Mountain is a mountain located within Acadia National Park with an elevation of 1,528 feet - the highest point on the eastern seaboard.

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Bar Harbor, Maine

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Bar Harbor is a popular port call for cruise ships sailing Canada/New England itineraries

Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast.

 maine map

Click on the map to visit Maine's official tourism website for more maps and information about Maine.

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island with a 2010 population of about 5,200 residents. The area is a famous summer colony in the Down East region of Maine. Bar Harbor is home to the largest parts of Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within 25 miles (40 km) of the coastline of the Eastern United States.

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Port of Entry

Ships anchor in Bar Harbor and tender passengers to the Town Pier.

Time Zone



Bar Harbor Area Map PDF

Map Coordinates

44°.39 N, 68°.20 W


Summer temperatures vary from 45º F to 85º F, spring and fall temperatures from 30º F to 70º F. Coastal rain and fog at anytime.

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Things to do and see

Walking Tour of Bar Harbor

The central area of Bar Harbor is quite small and easily explored on foot. (Walking Tour Map PDF) This includes the shopping and eating establishments on Main St. and Cottage St., as well as the activities at the town pier.

The Village Green

Located in the center of Town, the Village Green is a great place to relax, and a quiet place to wander.

Agamont Park

This park overlooks the Town pier at the end of West St. in Bar Harbor.

Harborview Park

This small park and promenade on West Street at the bottom of Main Street facing the ocean is a centrally located place to gather and relax while watching Bar Harbor locals and visitors travel through their day around you. Harborview Park is within a quick walk to many downtown shops and restaurants as well.

Abbe Museum

The Abbe offers innovative exhibitions and programs on Maine’s Native American heritage. At the Abbe's downtown museum, visitors find exhibitions and activities interspersed with spaces for quiet reflection. From spring through fall, the Abbe’s historic trailside museum at Sieur de Monts Spring offers visitors a step back in time to early 20th century presentations of the Native American archaeology of Maine.

Whale Watching

Whales travel to the cool waters off Bar Harbor to feed for the summer and then return to warmer climates to mate and give birth. A boat tour takes whale watchers miles offshore to see these creatures, among the largest on earth: humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, and right whales.

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