Whale Watching Tours

The largest animals on earth are found here. During our more than twenty-five years of operation we have had the great pleasure of taking over 1 million people, from around the world, to see whales in the Gulf of Maine. Every day we strive to provide the highest quality customer service and the very best boats and educational tours in the world. Thank you for allowing us to make your whale watching dreams come true.

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Puffin and Whale Watch

Trip time: 3.5 - 5 Hours

Schedule:
May 24 to June 19 – 12:00 noon*
June 20 to August 17 – 8:30am

Rates: Adults Age 6-14 5 & under
Whales & Puffins $59.00 $33.00 $14.00
Whales & Puffins 7/5 – 8/19 $63.00 $35.00 $14.00


Tour Description:
This is an incredible trip, fully narrated, out into the Gulf of Maine! This cruise includes a ride out out to Petit Manan Island to see Atlantic puffins and other seabird species. The vessel then ventures offshore in search of a variety of whale species along with seals, porpoises, dolphins, and offshore birds. Your professional naturalist will guide the cruise, pointing out wildlife and landmarks. Our vessels offer galley and bar services, indoor cabins, restrooms and plenty of outdoor viewing space. Binoculars available to rent on the vessel for a small fee and highly recommended for this cruise.

ADULTS REQUIRED TO SHOW PHOTO ID TO BOARD ANY WHALE WATCH

Whale Watch

Trip time: 3 - 5 Hours

Schedule:
June 20 to Sept 1 – 1:00pm
July 9 to Sept 1 – 2:30pm or 4:30pm (No Sunday Tour)
August 18 to Sept 1 – 8:30am
Sept 2 through October 18 – 12:00 noon

Rates: Adults Age 6-14 5 & under
Whale Watch $59.00 $33.00 $14.00
Whale Watch 7/5 – 8/19 $63.00 $35.00 $14.00

 

Tour Description:
This trip is sure to be adventure to remember as you head out into the offshore in search of whales and other marine life! Our smooth riding catamarans provide a comfortable and enjoyable ride out through Frenchman Bay and into the Gulf of Maine. Enjoy views of Acadia, islands, lighthouses, and the Downeast coast from the water while on the lookout for wildlife such as porpoise, seals, and seabirds. While heading offshore in search of whales, your guide will educate you about the whales and other species of the Gulf of Maine!

ADULTS REQUIRED TO SHOW PHOTO ID TO BOARD ANY WHALE WATCH

Puffin and Lighthouse Cruise

Trip time: Approx 3 hrs

Schedule:
May 18 to August 16 - 9:30am

Rates: Adults Age 6-14 5 & under
Puffin & 3 Lights $54.00 $27.00 $14.00


Tour Description:
Join us for an adventure out into Frenchman Bay and the Gulf of Maine to see the most sought-after iconic symbols of Maine: Puffins and Lighthouses! Ride aboard state-of-the art catamarans with professional and knowledgeable naturalists and crew to see three island lighthouses, including Petit Manan, the second tallest lighthouse in Maine! The tour begins in Frenchman Bay and visits Egg Rock which is home to the first lighthouse of the tour and a nesting colony of cormorants and gulls. Be on the look out for seals and eagles at Egg Rock! This island is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge! After visiting Egg Rock, the boat will pick up speed and head out to an offshore island called Petit Manan. This location, another National Wildlife Refuge island, is home to a nesting colony of Atlantic puffins! See not only puffins, but razorbills, guillemonts, as well as common and Arctic terns! We might also have a chance to talk with the researchers based on the island! The tour then stops by Schoodic Island in search of eagles and other wildlife. The boat then takes a scenic ride along Schoodic Peninsula to view the shoreline of Acadia National Park and visit Winter Harbor Light. Keep an eye out for ospreys and harbor porpoise or watch lobstermen haul up their traps. After a cruise through the Porcupine Islands on Frenchman Bay, the boat then returns back to Bar Harbor.

 

Group and Charter Rates available on request.  All dates, times and prices subject to change without notice.

Reservations are recommended for all tours. All tours need minimum number of passengers to go.

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