From the waters to the mountaintops, explore Acadia National Park on this multi-sport, wildlife focused adventure.
June 11 – 16, 2022
Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Campsite reservations & fees
One night in Portland hotel (double occupancy)
Tent, sleeping pad, and group camping equipment
Private wildlife boat tour
Coastal kayaking tour
Private lobster boat tour
All meals indicated in itinerary
Park entry fees
Gratuity for your guide
Meals on the road or in town (see itinerary)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)
Acadia National Park boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the northeastern United States. Encompassing rocky ocean coast, wooded trails, and open mountain peaks, the park is home to unique wildlife and has no shortage of activities for intrepid explorers to enjoy. Join us as we hike, cruise, and paddle our way through Maine’s coastal crown jewel.
June in Maine is typically quite mild. Daytime temperatures usually peak around the mid 70s with nighttime lows dropping to the low 50s. It can be quite breezy and cool on the water so be prepared for chillier temperatures on days when we go out on boats. Rain can be expected but most days are either overcast and dry or sunny.
Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.
We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.
All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensity – Moderate
Hiking days will usually include about 5 total hours on the trail, covering anywhere from 5-8 miles on the day. The kayaking tour is appropriate for beginners and will include about 3 hours on the water. Conditions can make paddling more or less difficult but your guides will adjust the day to accommodate any water conditions. This trip is perfect for travelers who are comfortable being active for most of the day. Some hiking experience is recommended.
- Four nights camping in Acadia National Park
- One night at 2-3* hotel in Portland, Maine
- Prices are based on double occupancy accommodations
- A hotel-only single supplement is available for an additional $150 per person
Please plan to arrive at Portland International Jetport by 12:00 PM EST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Portland (within 30 minutes of airport) by 11:00 AM EST if you choose to arrive a day early.
Your guide will transport the group to the airport at 10:00 AM EST on Day 6. Please plan a departure after that time or be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport from the hotel if your flight departs earlier or much later.
Arrive in Portland. Meet your guide by mid-morning for transfer to Acadia National Park. We’ll stop along the way to take in views of the coast and collect any last minute supplies. Tonight, we’ll set up camp at Blackwoods Campground (our home for the next four nights), get to know one another, and review our full adventure.
This morning, we’ll head out on the trails of Acadia for a full day of hiking. The day will include a morning and afternoon hike with a chance to see the park’s rocky coast and it’s wooded trails. Along the way, your guide will share information about the wildlife and human history of the area.
Meals: B, L, D
This morning, we’ll head to Winter Harbor for a wildlife cruise. Our naturalist captain will take us out to sea to spot puffin, seals, and a wide variety of aquatic creatures unique to Maine. This afternoon, we’ll take a short hike back in the park to stretch our legs. Bedtime is early tonight so we can rest up for an early morning tomorrow!
Meals: B, L, D
Today is designed for early birds! We’ll wake up well before the sun to head to Cadillac Mountain. As the sky begins to brighten, we’ll make our way up to the summit in time to see it peak from above the horizon. This is the first spot the sun touches in the United States for much of the year! After some warm drinks, we’ll head back to camp for a rest. This afternoon, we’ll see the coast from a new vantage point with an ocean kayaking tour in the harbor.
Meals: B, L, D
This morning, we’ll take some time to sleep in and enjoy a leisurely morning before packing up camp. Today, we’ll drive back to Portland just in time for a private Lobster Boat Tour. We’ll set sail with a real Maine Lobster crew and will learn all about the ecology of the waters and can even help to set and haul traps. Hotel accommodations are included tonight, so you’ll enjoy a very well-deserved shower today! This evening, we’ll enjoy a final group dinner together (not included).
We’ll say goodbye after an amazing adventure together!
- Required Gear
- Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
- Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
- Sleeping bag (also available to rent), rated to 15 degrees
- Pack cover
- Reusable water bottles
- Recommended Gear and Personal Items
- Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
- Travel pillow
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
- Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
- Small, quick dry towel
- Required Clothing
- Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
- Rain jacket or shell
- Breathable wicking base layers
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Warm hat
- Sun hat with a brim
- Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
- Hiking boots
- Recommended Clothing
- Rain pants
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for camp
- Sandals or camp shoes