Q: What should I bring?
A: Bring warm clothes, rain gear, water, a snack or bag lunch, bug spray, and sunscreen.
Q: How long is this tour?
A: This tour is 4 ½ hours.
Q: How much time do we spend on the island?
A: There is a 45-minute boat ride to and from the island. You spend approximately 2 hours on the island.
Q: How much physical activity is involved?
A: Travel 9 miles out to sea aboard the 56 foot lobster fishing boat Miss Samantha. Then step down onto our 24 foot Carolina Skiff “Baker’s Dozen” with handrails, stairs, and a retractable ramp that extends from bow to shore, making your landing safe, easy and waterfree. On the island you will take a short walk through a field up to the high point on the island to visit a lighthouse. Then ½ mile walk through the woods to the dance floor rock formation. Please watch your step for rocks and some tree roots. Enjoy a moderate 1 to 1.5 mile hike in total.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs on this trip, except for documented service dogs.
Q: What will we see during the boat ride?
A: During the boat ride, we travel through Frenchman’s bay on the way out – with beautiful views on the mountains of Acadia. Along the way we often see harbor porpoise, seals, and many seabirds – including diving northern gannets. On the way back we hug the shoreline of Mount Dessert Island and ocean drive so you can see many of the crown jewels of Acadia and spectacular geology.
Q: What type of vessel will we travel on?
A: We will travel on the M/V Miss Samantha, a 56’ fiberglass boat. It is very comfortable, and has covered seating as well as a restroom. To land on Baker Island, you will transfer to a smaller vessel that will shuttle you from the Miss Samantha to the island.
Q: What time should I arrive?
A: We recommend arriving 30 minutes before the trip departs.