Bar Harbor is a town located on Mount Desert Island (Hancock County, Maine, US). In 2010 its population was 5,235. Bar Harbor is a very popular tourist destination in Maine's Down East region and home to Jackson Laboratory, College of the Atlantic, MDI Biological Laboratory. Prior to a catastrophic fire in 1947 the town was a summer colony for the affluent elite.
Today, Bar Harbor is home to the biggest parts of Acadia National Park, which includes Cadillac Mountain, the highest point within 40 km (25 miles) of the coastline of Eastern United States. Bar Harbor is served by Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, featuring flights on PenAir and Cape Air to Boston, as well as seasonal flights to Portland and Newark on Elite Airways.
Downtown Bar Harbor is particularly alive in summer and autumn because the town is home to plenty of outdoor enthusiasts. A couple of miles from downtown area is Acadia National Park. Acadia's outdoor activities include hiking, biking, mountain climbing, bird watching. Those interested in marine life that surrounds Mount Desert Island can visit the marina located at the end of Main Street and sign up for tours featuring puffins, whales, seals, lobster, island lighthouses, pelagic seabirds, or for overall nature cruise.
- During season 2016, cruise ship tourists spent at Bar Harbor around USD 15 million, for an economic impact of over USD 20 million (based on an University of Maine study). There is a plan for conversion of the port's old international ferry terminal (on Eden Street) to a cruise ship terminal facility. To the above figures must be added passenger fees (around USD 0,686 million) paid to the city. Also additional is spending by crew members and cruise companies themselves.
- The study team handed out surveys to cruise passengers arriving at Harbor Place or Harborside dock. Tourists returned the survays by mail. A total of 2231 surveys (47% response rate). Acoording to the study, 138,285 cruise passengers disembarked in the port in 2016. This was 87% of the vessels' combined passenger capacity of 163,000. Note: passenger fees are based on the vessel's capacity. The study also showed that in 2016, around 2 million people visited Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, of which cruise tourists were around 10%.
Highlights: Mt. Desert Street, Popular resorts, Acadia National Park
The Bar Harbor cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Bar Harbor, Maine.
If you lose the Bar Harbor location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Bar Harbor cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bar Harbor, Maine. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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23 April, 2017
26 April, 2017
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