Bar Harbor



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(Except Sundays)

Your adventure begins after a short cruise to a dive location in Frenchman Bay.

On the way out Diver Ed and Nori, the Newfoundland, will welcome you aboard. After setting anchor, Diver Ed and Mini-Ed don their dive gear. Diver Ed heads to the back of the boat where the kids get to push him overboard.

Now get ready to roll up your sleeves.

Diver Ed and Mini-Ed return to the boat – and so do the creatures! Touch tanks allow you to observe, handle, and sometimes even kiss, these strange and mysterious beings before they are returned safely to the sea. You will be amazed at the colors, the textures and the variety of animal life beneath the waves.

Then we send them all safely home.

All of the creatures are returned safely to sea, and we head back to the dock.


Adults (ages 13+): $60
Children (ages 6–12): $45
Wee Ones (ages 5 and under): $25

For reservations, call 207-288-3483
Monday–Saturday, 8am–8pm



Schooling silvery fish
Lumpfish suction cup
Lobsters (from babies to monsters)
Carpets of sand dollars
Slimy sea snails
Squirting sea cucumbers
Wriggling worms
Decorated toad crabs
Dancing brittle stars
Frolicking porpoise
Feeding anemones

...and these...

Urchins wearing hats
Gorgeous jellies
Fighting hermit crabs
Hugging crabs
Fuzzy sea peaches
Shrimpy shrimp
Eyes of a scallop
Lips of a mussel
Sponges (some named Bob)
Teeth of a cunner

...and these!

Barnacles eating with their feet
Pouting ocean pouts
Horned sculpins
Fearless divers
Diver Ed (“Woo hoo!”)
Mini-Ed (“I do my own stunts!”)
People laughing
Wide smiles
Eagles watching with a sharp eye
And occasionally...a curious shark!


“Diver Ed ROCKKKKS!!!!!”

This is, hands down, one of the best things to do with kids on the island, in Maine, in the northeastern U.S., in ALL of the U.S.! Not only is it fun and entertaining, but it's such a great educational experience for young children, adults, and everyone in between and beyond!

Lizzievc, TripAdvisor

“Educational and hilarious”

Diver Ed's was one of the highlights of our week-long trip to Bar Harbor. He entertained everyone from my 3 year old daughter to my 33 year old husband. Every aspect of the roughly 2.5 hour trip was interesting.

Merisunshyne, TripAdvisor

“Still talking about it 2 weeks later”

We went on this adventure on the suggestion of friends who said it was awesome. We had high expectations and Diver Ed and his crew exceeded them! Our 4 year old hasn't stopped talking about it for 2 weeks. Diver Ed and Captain Evil had the crowd, both young and old, captivated and engaged for the entire two hour+ trip. Worth every penny.

Jennifer H, TripAdvisor

“Top attraction in Bar Harbor Maine!"

Just got off the boat and this was awesome! You would not think oceanography would be so much fun and up close and personal! I would highly recommend this to anyone with or even without kids! Loved it!

Lip89, TripAdvisor

“Don't miss it”

I would never have done this if it hadn't been recommended and I am so glad we did. It is funny, entertaining and educational. My son, parents and husband all loved it. Highly recommend!

Bsomewhereelse, TripAdvisor

For more reviews, check out Diver Ed on TripAdvisor.

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