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Bold Coast Charter Company

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Address: Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
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+1 207-259-4484

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I have loved puffins for as long as I can remember and have always wanted to see them in their own habitat...instead of behind glass at a zoo. I originally booked a cruise 30 yrs... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2016
Ellen W
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have loved puffins for as long as I can remember and have always wanted to see them in their own habitat...instead of behind glass at a zoo. I originally booked a cruise 30 yrs ago but ALL cruises were stopped due to people poaching these beautiful birds..let me mention the cruise was not with Capt Andy at the time.... More 

2 Thank Ellen W
Calhoun, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This trip was on my grandson's bucket list for his Maine adventure. He was not disappointed! He had written a paper on Puffins 5 years ago for school and wanted to see one in person. We left in heavy fog and rough seas. Grandma got sea sick and grandson did somewhat (not on the bucket list). But it was all... More 

1 Thank Kewball428
Shreveport, Louisiana
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133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Seriously don't miss this opportunity! We went two days before the season was over and bird population was much less, but even still we saw hundreds of puffins in their natural environment. The captain does an excellent job at keeping everyone as comfortable as possible on what can be a rough ride in open waters. Be aware it's difficult to... More 

1 Thank foemmel
Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Capt. Andy is so knowledgable about Puffins and other birds in the area. This is an experience you must book and book early in the year. You see Puffins up close and in their home. It was like watching a National Geographic series on Puffins.

1 Thank Bonnie B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is an incredible experience. Capt Andy and Tyler were very informative and very safety conscious, seeing the puffins and several other birds up so close truelly is amazing. Highly recommend this experience. Took tons of pictures and several video clips(video clips show how darn cute these birds are when moving, so glad we have them also).

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had beautiful weather for our trip, which we booked 8 months ahead of time. The water was like glass, allowing no problem landing on the island. Captain Andy was incredibly knowledgable, as was his assistant Tyler, and they were very clear about the expectations when we arrived on the island. The trip is highly regulated, and it is worth... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I highly recommend joining Captain Andy for the puffin tour to machias seal island. The tour starts from picturesque Cutler Harbor about an hour north of Bar Harbor. Look for a place to stay in Machias and book two days for the puffins in case the weather isn't good one of the days. Once you get to the island, it's... More 

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Having necessarily made reservations months in advance annd eagerly anticipating this adventure we were very lucky to have a beautiful warm sunny day with unusually calm seas. Captain Andy and Tyler could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. They made us feel very safe and comfortable making the land-to-sea transfers as well as teaching us about the sea... More 

Thank Lynne R
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My photo group and I went on a trip to Machias Seal Island today with Bold Coast Charter Company as our transportation and guides. Getting out to the island and seeing the puffins and other pelagic birds has been on my life list of things to do for over a decade, and I finally made it. Captain Andy and his... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Five of us went out on July 12th and 13th with Captain Andy Patterson and Tyler, his assistant (this is the only boat that can get you ON the island unless you take the one out of Canada). The weather was gorgeous. The trip out and back was smooth sailing, plus very educational. Once on the island, we were split... More 

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