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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.

Whale Watch Rates & Schedules

The following rates and schedule are for the 2014 season. The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers seven distinct trips:


Trips depart everyday throughout the season from the town pier at
1 West Street in Bar Harbor, Maine. For added convenience, purchase your tickets online. Please be sure to review our Tour Policies.



Whales and Puffins

Approximately 3 1/2 - 4 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

May 23 - Jun 16*

12:00 noon

$59

$33

$9

Jun 17 - Aug 22

8:30 am

$59

$33

$9

Whale Watch

Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

Jun 17 - Aug 22

1:00 pm

$59

$33

$9

Aug 23 - Sep 1

8:30 am, 1:00 pm

$59

$33

$9

Sep 2 - Late Oct*

12:00 noon

$59

$33

$9

Sunset Whale Watch

Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

Jul 7 - Sep 1*

4:30 pm

$56

$33

$9

*Sunset Whale Watch Trips are Monday through Saturday only. No Sunday trips.

Lobster Fishing & Seal Watching

Approximately 1 3/4 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

May 5 - Jun 13

10:30 am, 1:45 pm

$29

$18

Free

Jun 14 - Jun 27 &
Sep 1 - Sep 21

10:30 am*, 1:45 pm,
3:35 pm

$29

$18

Free

Jun 28 - Aug 31

10:30 am*, 1:45 pm,
3:35 pm**, 6 pm***

$29

$18

Free

Sep 22 - End of October

10:30 am*, 1:45 pm,

$29

$18

Free

*10:30 tours available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday only between
June 17 & Sept 13

** Downeast Lobster Bake and Tour - Prices: Adult $54, Ages 6-14 $18
*** Departure time adjusted weekly to closer match sunset

Baker Island / Acadia National Park Tour* aboard Miss Samantha

Approximately 4 1/2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

Jun 17 - Sep 13*

8:45 am

$46

$27

$9

*Tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only.

(1) Historical Lighthouse & National Park Tour
(2) Somes Sound Lighthouse Tour
(3) Grand Slam Lighthouse Tour

Approximately 2 3/4 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

(1) May 5 - End of October*
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat only)

9:30 am

$45

$27

$9

(2) May 5 - End of October
(Wed and Sun only)

9:30 am

$45

$27

$9

(3) July 26 only**

9:00 am to
5:00pm

$139**

$89

$89

*No Historical Lighthouse Tour on July 26th, Grand Slam Tour only
**Includes choice of boxed lunch. Call for info and ticketing. Senior rate $119

Nature Cruise

Approximately 2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Seniors

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(65 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

May 5 - Jun 26

1:15 pm, 4:00pm*

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jun 27 - Jun 29

1:15 pm, 6:00 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jun 30 - Jul 20

1:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jul 21- Aug 10

1:15 pm, 3:30 pm
5:45 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Aug 11 - Aug 31

1:15 pm, 5:00 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 1 - Sep 10

1:15 pm, 4:30 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 11 - Sep 21

1:15 pm, 4:15 pm (Sunset Tour)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 22 - End of October

1:15 pm

$29

$24

$18

$5

*4pm Nature Cruise is on May 24th and 25th only.

Tour Policies

  • Passengers 18 years of age and older MUST show valid photo I.D to board the whale watching vessel(s).
  • Passengers shall not carry any weapons, hard coolers, glass containers, or alcohol onboard.
  • Household pets are not permitted onboard any vessel, with the exception of the Bar Harbor Nature Cruise. Passengers with service dogs must present credentials at time of ticketing.
  • If, in the opinion of the captain, the tour cannot be continued for any reason, the captain may terminate the tour at any time.
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch reserves the right to deny passage to any passenger, with or without a ticket.
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch reserves the right to cancel any tour without prior notice.
  • Water transportation aboard a vessel may be or become uncomfortable. The motion which you will experience on the water may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to you and may vary directly based on prevailing weather and sea conditions of which Bar Harbor Whale Watch has no control. Passenger(s) with particular susceptibility to motion sickness, inner ear disorders, heart conditions or similar conditions are encouraged to check with their physician prior to the cruise. By entry aboard the vessel, passenger(s) warrants to Bar Harbor Whale Watch that they are fit for the cruise and water travel, and that such travel will not endanger themselves or others.

No Sighting Policy

In the unlikely event that no whales are spotted on your trip, your ticket then becomes a Rebook Voucher. Your Rebook Voucher(s) allow you to reschedule a trip with us within 3 years of the date of the original trip.

Ticketing Policy

I have read, understood, and accepted that once the boat leaves the dock for my booked trip; my tickets are then NON-REFUNDABLE. If I or Bar Harbor Whale Watch cancels for any reason whatsoever, I have the option of rescheduling my trip, or requesting a refund. If I miss the boat due to tardiness or do not show up for my trip, I will not be issued a refund.

A portion of ticket sales is donated to Allied Whale, a local organization dedicated to the study and protection of marine animals in the Gulf of Maine.

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