Private Powerboat Charters

Private Powerboat Charters

Island Cruises is closed for the season. We hope to see you in 2018!

Ticket Options & Prices:
2 Hour Private Charter: $290
3 Hour Private Charter: $435
Half Day Private Charter: $580
Full Day Private Charter: $750

Total Capacity: Holds 6 people max
Dates: June 1 through October 15th
Tour Times: 8AM – 8PM, every hour on the hour
Tour Duration: Chartered by the hour, two hour minimum

While sport fishing in the Gulf of Maine is not what it used to be, your guide has the best local knowledge in Acadia, is an avid, lifelong fisherman, and has dialed in the very best spots to get you out on the water and catching fish. Large schools of mackerel are almost always feeding in the strong currents around Blue Hill Bay, and our famous cod are still around, searching the bottom on seamounts and ledges. We also catch redfish, flounder, sculpin, cunner, haddock, wolffish, pollock and halibut; so if you want to go fishing while you’re on Mount Desert Island, you’ve found the right boat.

If you’re looking to leave the crowds behind and put together the ultimate private boat ride, Island Cruises has used our decades of experience on Blue Hill Bay to source the perfect boats and offer an experience unavailable to the public until now.  

Many of Maine’s most spectacular islands, our most cherished wildlife sanctuaries and lonely lighthouse outposts are out of reach for commercial tour boats, but we’ve solved that problem. Take a trip to the Duck Islands, home to an estimated 30 percent of Maine’s nesting seabirds, countless bald eagles and thousands of harbor and gray seals. Or head even further out, to Maine’s most isolated island and lighthouse, Mt. Desert Rock, two acres of granite, zero vegetation and a lighthouse, which is 24 miles offshore. Countless seals call “The Rock” home, and it’s visited by whales and sharks in the summer. We can also take you to Burnt Coat Harbor on Swan’s Island, which is quite possibly the finest harbor on Maine’s coast, with perfect protection from the open ocean and its own lighthouse; plus, it’s rarely seen by those who don’t call the place home.

Important Information About Your Tour

All cruises depart from the dock at 12 Little Island Way in Bass Harbor.

Please arrive 15–20 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time, and be sure to bring a jacket or sweater, even on warm days.

We have virtually eliminated late trip cancellations, but in that rare instance we will contact you no less than one hour prior to departure.  Feel free to call (207-244-5785) or check our Facebook page for up to date trip information.