- Our list of the best things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine, features the top 85 nearby activities — including 64 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Bar Harbor, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Water Activities, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 35 things to do within the city of Bar Harbor, ME , followed by 50 popular activities in nearby cities, including Ellsworth, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert, Trenton, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Bass Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Cherryfield and Stonington
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Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School offers personalized climbing instruction from trained and certified instructors and guides. They provide all climbing equipment for customers, and guide year-round, even in snow and ice.
Diver's Ed Dive-In Theater offers a two-hour boat trip around Frenchman Bay in Acadia National Park. As the boat travels along, divers dive into the water and bring real-time scenes and sounds of the ocean floor via television to those onboard, and ocean life is brought on board the boat.
Starting from the pier at The Harborside Hotel & Marina, the Lulu Lobster Boat offers visitors a two-hour tour of Bar Harbor on a downeast-style lobster boat. Captain John Nicolai narrates the tour with many folklore stories, along with some history.
National Park Sea Harbor Tours offers 5 1/2 to 6 mile trips around the western shore of Acadia sometimes including Western Bay, Blue Hill Bay, and Somes Sound. Participants in the half-day trip see marine birds, harbor seals, gray seals, and harbor porpoises.
At least six nights a week, Improv Acadia offers two comedy shows, often based on audience suggestions. Occasionally, the company shows a film and the cast creates new sound effects to go with the movie based on audience suggestions.
Pirate's Cove offers three different miniature golf courses. The three courses each feature nine holes with waterfalls, and pirate themed landscapes and decor meant to challenge the entire family, or families can play all three courses for a longer experience.