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BAR HARBOR WHALE WATCH CO.  |  1 WEST ST. BAR HARBOR, ME 04609  |  207-288-2386  |  1-888-WHALES-4

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.



Atlanticat, built in 2003, is a fast and luxurious catamaran. She is 140 feet long and has undergone a rigid U.S. Coast Guard inspection for your safety. Atlanticat is equipped with the latest in navigation and communications equipment and propelled by water jets.

AtlanticatShe features two climate controlled enclosed cabins, sun deck, large flat screen TV's with satellite television. Enjoy a tropical drink or bite to eat during your trip.  The galley offers a variety of food and beverages for purchase.  Cash only accepted aboard the vessel. Take a quick tour of the Atlanticat to see many of the features available for your comfort, click here

Whale watching is perhaps one of the most exciting activities you may ever experience! You will be amazed at these gentle yet awesome animals. Enjoy getting to the whales aboard our high speed catamaran. We will provide full informative and educational narration. Our naturalist will point out whales and other wildlife that we may encounter including seals, eagles, porpoises, dolphins, and a large variety of offshore seabirds. You will come away from this trip both educated and inspired. And... You will definitely want to come back for more!

Bay King III

Bay King III, Click for larger imageBay King III is a high speed twin-hull luxury catamaran built in 2001. She offers viewing decks with 360 degree railing allowing everyone aboard the opportunity to have a front row view of the action. Inside our heated cabins, you can enjoy a full galley and bar, as you relax in the comfort of bench seats and booths. Every tour is hosted by a naturalist who provides an entertaining and educational narrative about your sightings and life in the Gulf of Maine.

The Bay King III is used for lighthouse tours, bay cruises, and tendering cruise ships.

Friendship V

Friendship VThe Friendship V is a jet-powered catamaran designed in Australia and built in Massachusetts. She is made entirely of aluminum and cruises at 33 miles/hour. She has four Detroit diesel engines and 4,000-horse power and comes equipped with all the modern navigation and safety equipment and is fully certified by the coast guard annually. The interior boasts two heated cabins with plasma TVs and a state of the art sound system. She has over 600 feet of rail space for viewing on her three decks. The Friendship has three heads, is handicapped accessible, has a full bar and galley for your enjoyment. Enjoy the ride!



Miss Samantha

Miss Samantha, Click for larger imageJoin us aboard the Miss Samantha, Bar Harbor's newest and biggest lobster passenger boat. During the first part of the trip, you'll watch us haul lobster traps from the ocean floor as the captain explains how the trap works. In addition to lobster and crab, you'll see and be able to touch sea urchins, starfish, and sea "cucumbers." The kids will love it and so will you. About half way through our cruise, we'll stow all the lobster gear and then head off to a small island to look at harbor seals basking on the rocks or swimming in the nearby water. Because of the Miss Samantha's size, we sometimes get so close that you can count their whiskers. Our sighting average is over 95 percent, so don't forget to bring your camera! And all the while, we'll be cruising in Frenchman Bay, where beautiful cottages line the shore and granite mountains rise majestically from the sea.

The Miss Samantha is fully Coast Guard certified. She has radar, radio telephone, fathometer, toilet, and benches for your comfort. This trip is considered by many to be one of Maine's most exciting and informative excursions available.


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