Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is a tender port – Ships have to anchor off Bar Harbor and tender passengers ashore by boat. When tendering is required, guests using mobility devices will not be transferred into or out of the tender. Many tender ports do not provide wheelchair access so even if the guest can board the tender they may not be able to disembark ashore. Again the shore-side facilities, movement of the tender, weather and tidal conditions can also preclude tendering.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, in the United States of America.

Acadia National Park offers hiking and biking.

Thunder Hole – watch water surge and spout as high as 40 feet as waves rush into a small inlet, naturally carved out of the rocks.

Bar Harbor Historical Society Museum. Visitors can view a collection of books, maps, antique clothing, photos and other memorabilia from Bar Harbor’s past.

Lobster fishing, seal watching tours, sailing and Brewery Tours are other options for visitors to explore.

The Asticou Azalea Garden is a public Japanese garden. It is located about 15 minutes from the tender pier, near the Northeast Harbor.

Seacoast Fun Park, about 30 minutes away, is ideal for children. It features go-karts, mini-golf, a climbing wall, water slides, a slingshot trampoline and paintball.

The disabled cruiser visiting Bar Harbor 

Where You’re Docked

Bar Harbor is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender.

Ships are anchored in Frenchman Bay and tender passengers to the Town Pier, located in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor. Taxis are available at the pier.

The Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center is located at the Town Pier. Close to the pier are shops, restaurants, museums and tour operators.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the US Dollar.


The official language in Bar Harbor 


Downtown has lots of art and craft galleries and boutiques to explore

Locally made foods, pottery, handmade jewelry and chocolates make great gifts.

Seafood, especially lobster is a specialty here.

Points of Interest

  • Bar Harbor – a seven-

Bar Harbor Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Bar Harbor Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible