- TripBuzz found 88 things to do with kids in or near Southwest Harbor, Maine, including 75 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, Ellsworth and Castine.
- From Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing to Mansell Boat Rental, the Southwest Harbor area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Sailing, Specialty Museums and Gardens.
- Located on Maine's Mount Desert Island is the small town of Southwest Harbor. Home to a modest population of just over 1,700, the area is known as a quiet jewel favored by travelers looking to relax and enjoy waterfront recreation. The city offers exceptional fresh seafood, ferry rides to Great Cranberry Island and hosts an annual Flamingo Day Parade.
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182 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 MoreLess Info
Besides the lobster catching, which includes throwing the traps at the beginning and recovering them in the end, the Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing also offers its clients the opportunity of catching bigger prey, such as cod and mackerel.
Mansell Boat Rental provides motorboat and sailboat rentals on the ocean waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. They also offer sightseeing tours, sailing lessons, and captain services with U.S.C.G. Captain Robert Wellborn.
Running ecological tours on Mount Desert Island's ecological side, Maine State Sea Kayak has been in this business since 2000. They offer three different four-hour tours like sunset, afternoon and morning tours.
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19 Clark Point Rod, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 MoreLess Info
Providing private charters, Acadia Sails-Private Day Boat Tours offers short trips aboard a lobster boat. A variety of tours are available including a sunset sail, island tours and a sailing instruction excursion.
MDI Community Sailing offers maritime education and boating instruction to the general public. MDI Community Sailing provides sailing programs for all ages and levels. There are also private lessons, and coed and women's sailing clubs.
Even though the mountain is one of the lowest peaks in Acadia, the Flying Mountain Hiking Trail offers great views due to the lack of obstacles at the top. The trail is variable since it can be completed as a 0.6-mile inner loop or an outer loop of 4.6 miles.