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BAR HARBOR
WHALE
WATCH CO.

Whale Watching, Puffins, Lighthouses,
Acadia National Park & More!

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ABOUT US

Explore the beautiful natural and historical sights that Maine has to offer with the variety of tours available through Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company.

WHALE CONSERVATION

We believe strongly in protecting the whales we love and the many we know as individuals and by name. Our captains, crews and naturalists are expertly trained and promote responsible whale watching and conservation efforts on our Bar Harbor tours.

Whale Sense & Allied Whale

WHALE GUARANTEE

If no whales are spotted on your whale watching cruise, your trip ticket(s) will serve as a “Rebook Voucher” to go out on another whale watch or any of our other available cruises within three (3) years.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Get the details – Maps, Parking, Weather, What to Wear, Eat and Drink, and more.

RECENT SIGHTINGS

View and learn about the marvelous creatures we are seeing on our recent tours.

OUR VESSELS

Any sea voyage is only as good as its boat and crew. Learn about our fleet.

WHALE WATCHING CRUISES

Offshore adventures to see whales and other marine life in the Gulf of Maine!

LIGHTHOUSE CRUISES

Historic lighthouses, stunning coastal mansions, wildlife and excellent photo opportunities.

BAY CRUISES

View Acadia up close. A great fun-filled adventure for all!

LOBSTER FISHING & SEAL WATCHING

See and touch creatures from the ocean floor. A great trip for the whole family.

PUFFIN CRUISES

Come see the most sought-after iconic symbols of Maine!

OVER 930 5-STAR REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR!

Great harbor cruise!

This harbor cruise was very in depth and the crew was very knowledgeable. Was supposed to be the lighthouse cruise, but due to how choppy the bay was the crew quickly decided to reroute us for the Winter Harbor nature cruise instead. They took passenger safety seriously and still gave us a great show. We saw eagles, seals, a few lighthouses that they could get to without tossing us around too much, and the narration was great. They even refunded us the difference between the two cruises after we returned to shore!

– JSM | Tripadvisor
Terrific cruise with great staff

Wonderful cruise and a great way to see the island and learn about it. We even got to see eagles and seals! Great staff! Did a very good job of adhering to Covid restrictions with seating of passengers.

– Tracie M. | Tripadvisor
Great experience!

Excellent tour! Worth the price! Julie (the Naturalist and narrator) was VERY knowledgeable and engaging. Loved that the captain made sure to do a 360 degree turn at every lighthouse so everyone could see and get pics. Enjoyed that they crew was as excited about seeing whales on the lighthouse tour as their guests were. Even with COVID felt very comfortable and enjoyed every moment! Thanks!!

– Julie H. | Tripadvisor
Lighthouse and Puffin tour

Great tour of 3 lighthouses with lots of historical information to be learned. Lots of sea life to see. Sea lions, porpoises, and puffins. Had a great time.

– Nick R. | Tripadvisor
Nature Cruise

Lovely afternoon, beautiful (and clean) boat, friendly crew and naturalist Lyndsey was very informative and easy to listen to. Nice way to see the island from another point of view, saw the park, porcupine islands, seals and bald eagles. Our group of 7 was aged 5, 18, 38, 41, 50, 60 and 63 years, everyone enjoyed it!

– KBC | Tripadvisor
Great boat cruise!

We were too late in the year for whales but did the lighthouse tour offered by this company. Excellent tour guide, very informative. Comfortable boat, great photo ops! Highly recommend! Saw 5 lighthouses and some harbor seals!

– dlp5 | Tripadvisor
Well run operation

We were a little nervous about taking our toddler on the whale watching tour. Overall it went pretty well and there is a nice inside area to the boat so she couldn’t dive overboard! We saw 2 whales and I was surprised at how long we stopped to be able to see them. They did a great job making sure that all sides of the boat had a good view.

– Kerri H. | Tripadvisor
Great Ride!

We went on the lighthouse tour and it was wonderful! The guide did a fabulous job informing us about lighthouses, history of the area and alerting us to wildlife. Highly recommend this tour!

– Travelwife | Tripadvisor
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