The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company is committed to helping preserve and protect marine life and habitats through education and funding. This is accomplished through cash donations to Allied Whale, a local organization dedicated to the study and protection of whales and marine animals in the Gulf of Maine. Additionally, the professional narrator aboard each cruise helps educate tour guests about whales, marine life and conservation efforts. See the general facts and descriptions listed below for basic information about some of the creatures you may see on our tours. You can scroll down the page or click on any of the links to the right to view information about each one of these species. Should you wish to investigate further, you may benefit from the resources listed on our Whale Links page.