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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 2015 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 22 - Jun 18*

12:00 noon

$59

$33

$9

Jun 19 - Jul 5

8:30 am

$59

$33

$9

Jul 6 - Aug 21

8:30 am

$63

$35

$9

*11:00am tours on May 24, Jun 7, 14
**Puffins through approximately August 21

Whale Watch

Approximately 3 - 3 1/2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

Jun 19 - Sep 7

1:00 pm

$59

$33

$9

Aug 22 - Sep 7

8:30 am

$59

$33

$9

Sep 8 - 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 6 - Sep 7*

4:30 pm

$60

$35

$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 15 - Jun 13

10:30 am, 1:45 pm

$29

$18

Free

Jun 14 - Sep 16

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

$29

$18

Free

Sep 17 - Oct 12

10:30 am*, 1:45 pm,

$29

$18

Free

*10:30 tours available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday only between June 12 & Sept 16

**Downeast Lobster Bake and Tour - Prices: Adult $54, Ages 6-14 $18
***Sunset Tours on Fri/Sat/Tues/Wed: June 27 - July 19 - 6:15 pm, July 20 - 31- 6:00 pm, August 1-9 5:45 pm, Aug 10-20 - 5:30pm

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 13 - Sep 16*

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 17 Lighthouse Tour
(4) Special Downeast Lights Tour

Approximately 3 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

(1) May 15 - End of October*
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat only)

9:30 am

$45

$27

$9

(2) May 17 - End of October
(Wed and Sun only)

9:30 am

$45

$27

$9

(3) July 25 only**

9:00 am to
5:00pm

$159**

$99

$99

(4) Oct 10 only

8:00 am to
12:30pm

$59**

$39

$39

*No Historical Lighthouse Tour on July 25th or Oct 10th
**Grand Slam 17-Light Tour. Senior rate is $139. Show your Canadian ID when you pick up your ticket to receive $20 off per ticket.

Nature Cruise

Approximately 2 hours

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Dates

Departures

Adult

Seniors

Junior

Child

   

(15 & up)

(65 & up)

(6-14)

(5-)

May 15 - Jun 22

1:15 pm

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jun 23 - Jun 25

1:15 pm, 3:30 pm

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jun 26 - Jul 19

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

$29

$24

$18

$5

Jul 20 - Jul 31

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

$29

$24

$18

$5

Aug 1 - Aug 9

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

$29

$24

$18

$5

Aug 10 - Aug 20

1:15 pm, 5:30 pm (Sunset)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Aug 21 - Aug 31

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

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 1 - Sep 10

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

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 11 - Sep 19

1:15 pm, 4:45 pm (Sunset)

$29

$24

$18

$5

Sep 20 - End of October

1:15 pm

$29

$24

$18

$5

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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