1. MAINE COASTAL FLIGHT CENTER, INC. - conducts Sightseeing Flights from the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, with outstanding views of Mount Desert Island, the town of Bar Harbor, many Lighthouses, Cadillac Mountain and Somes Sound, and other various mountains and harbors. It is truly the best way to see the Island. Four flights are offered with prices starting at $46 per person.
Scenic Flights of Acadia operates from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, 7 days a week from 9 am - 6 pm, weather permitting. Custom Flights are also available and very popular with people wanting aerial photos of their property. Scenic or Custom Flights are available during the 'off-season' by appointment. For information call 664-6000.
Maine is renowned as a great travel destination, and the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport gives you easy access to the heart of Downeast Maine. These are places to visit:
Acadia National Park
Acadia Visitor On-Line
Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Coastal Acadia Development Corporation (CADC)
Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce
Hancock County Website
Hancock County Planning Commission (HCPC)
Maine Office of Tourism
Maine State Ferry Service
Southwest Harbor/Tremont Chamber of Commerce
The Cat (ferry to Canada)
Maine Information at www.maine.info
2. SCENIC BIPLANE & GLIDER RIDES
View Acadia National Park, area lighthouses and the rugged rock-bound shores of Mount Desert Island from the open cockpit of the two-passenger BIPLANE, or “soar like an eagle” in the popular two-passenger GLIDER. You have a choice of either bringing a companion, or you can fly either of the aircraft accompanied by a licensed commercial instructor pilot (no experience necessary). Whether you choose the adventure of our open cockpit BIPLANE or the shear exhilaration of silent, effortless flight of the GLIDER, you will surely have the experience of a lifetime.