BAR HARBOR WHALE WATCH CO. • 1 WEST ST. BAR HARBOR, ME 04609 • 207-288-2386 • 1-888-WHALES-4
Puffin and Whale Watch Tours
Approximate Trip Time: 3 1/2 - 4 hours
This is an incredible trip, fully narrated, on the gulf of Maine. We look for and find a variety of whale species along with seals, eagles, porpoises, dolphins, offshore birds, lighthouses and North Atlantic Puffins. Our vessel offers galley and bar service, indoor cabins, restrooms and plenty of outdoor viewing space.
We will visit Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. Within the wildlife refuge is the island of Petit Manan, one of several along the Maine coast which host a large breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins. These colorful birds spend most of their lives in the ocean, using land only to raise their young. The only way to view them is by boat. The island is also home to common eiders (sea duck), common artic and roseate tern colonies. In addition, Maine's second tallest lighthouse is located on Petit Manan.
After viewing the wildlife and lighthouse we will proceed to the whale grounds where you will have an opportunity to see humpback, finback and Minke whales.
Please note: all adults are required to show photo ID to board the whale watch tours.
Related Links: Adopt a Puffin - http://www.audubon.org/bird/puffin
* Please note: Whales are wild animals and cover many square miles every day. Our jet powered boat is the fastest available, and we can search the most area. However some conditions, like foggy days, occasionally warrant longer search times.