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“Great value and very interesting” – 5 of 5 stars

“There were 10 of us on the boat, which was great. They did a great job explaining about lobster fishing, pulled up some traps and explained the lobsters have to measure a certain length to be kept. There was an eagle sitting on a rock water break. We also went to Egg Lighthouse and saw a group of about a dozen harbor seals sunning themselves. Great experience!”
~ Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Reviewed September 30, 2014

“Outstanding trip” – 5 of 5 stars

“We chose this boat trip for the timing, but it turned out to be SO much fun. Our naturalist, Karlee, was absolutely wonderful – so knowledgeable and so fun. Seeing how the lobsters are hauled in and caught was interesting and educational. Then we saw seals swimming and eagles on the lighthouse. Karlee said the best time for this tour is in May when the seals are on the rocks with their babies. Although we went at high tide, it’s better to go at low tide if you want to see the seals sunning on the rocks.”
~ Dallas, Texas, Reviewed September 16, 2014

“A highlight of our trip” – 5 of 5 stars

“Karlee, our marine biologist guide, and Captain Andrew did a great job on our seal and lobster trip today. Weather was a little foggy and seas a little rough, but it’s Bar Harbor! The knowledge shared on the tour was fascinating. Everyone was encouraged to ask questions and Karlee adeptly answered all of them. The hands-on part was lots of fun. Seals were abundant and cute. Bald eagle sightings were an added bonus. We sat “inside” in the first row and if you can stand the smell from the herring (lobster bait), it’s well worth it to be right up front. You can see everything that’s going on and watch the ship’s instruments! Great trip and would highly recommend especially for kids.”
~ New Orleans, Louisiana, Reviewed July 30, 2014

“Great option for a shorter trip” – 5 of 5 stars

“The family took a Lobstering & Seal cruise around Frenchman’s Bay on the Miss Samantha. WOW! Captain Andrew & Hannah were wonderful guides: onboard touch tank, extra time to see the porcupine islands and the rock bridge, great information, funny and most importantly scientifically accurate (science teacher approved). We had a great time!”
~ Portland, Maine, Reviewed July 13, 2014

“Seals, Seal pups, Eagles and Lobsters of course.” – 5 of 5 stars

“Started out on a short ride to the “Lobster Grounds” where the captain pulled up a couple of traps, while the marine biologist on board explained the history of the trade and the differences in lobsters. Everyone was allowed to touch the lobsters as well as the other sea animals that they had in a tank on board. Then it was off to Egg Island and a close up look at the Seals and their pups sunning themselves on the shoreline. Noted by the captain was the Bald Eagles nest on the island where you could see the “chicks”. Binoculars where supplied but I highly recommend bringing a coat as the sea air temperatures are around 20 degrees cooler than the shore at Bar Harbor. 6-year-old daughter loved being able to touch the sea life and looking at the seals. The Miss Samantha was a big enough ship to be sea worthy yet small and intimate enough to get a good view. Great Value.”
~ Asbury, New Jersey, Reviewed July 9, 2014

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