Ride aboard state-of-the art catamarans with professional and knowledgeable naturalists and crew to see 3 island lighthouses! Spot puffins, razorbills, guillemonts, and common and Arctic terns!
This trip is sure to be an experience to remember as you head offshore into the Gulf of Maine in search of large baleen whales such as the humpback, finback, and minke as well as other fascinating marine life!
Enjoy a ride out into the open ocean while on the lookout for porpoise, dolphins, seals, sharks, ocean sunfish, and offshore seabirds. While heading out in search of whales, your guide will educate you about the natural and cultural history of the Gulf of Maine! Visit our Gulf of Maine Wildlife page to learn more about the marine species we see on our whale watch trips!
Since 2012, Bar Harbor Whale Watch has been a participant of Whale SENSE, a voluntary program that helps to promote responsible whale watching practices, education, and ocean stewardship. This program is a collaborative effort with Whale and Dolphin Conservation, NOAA Fisheries, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
Research interns with Allied Whale at the College of the Atlantic join us on every trip to collect information about the whales and other marine species!
Mask mandates are subject to change. Please be sure to check your reservation confirmation sent the night before for current Covid-19 mandates.
Join us for a spectacular nature cruise among the islands and shorelines of beautiful Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Take in breathtaking scenery, rugged maritime landscapes, and ocean teeming with wildlife.