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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
+1 207-288-2386
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Whale and Puffin trip

We booked our trip the day before and they had plenty of tickets available so there's no need to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M M
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Fabulous trip - eventually

We were on the whale watching trip on 14th September. We saw humpbacks, fin whales, dolphins, seals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lynnandsteve
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Blackburn, England
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The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a variety of boat tours for all ages that show different sights and wildlife in the area around Mount Desert Island, Maine. The tours that we offer include a Puffin and Whale Watching trip, and Whale Watching tour, a Historical Lighthouse tour, a Nature Cruise, a Lobster Fishing and Seal Watching Tour, and a tour to Baker Island. We also have a gift shop in our ticket office, where you can purchase souvenirs during your time in town. We hope to see you on one (or more!) of our boat tours so we can show you why Bar Harbor, Maine is such a special place!
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked our trip the day before and they had plenty of tickets available so there's no need to get your reservations way in advance. The day of our trip it was windy and rainy and they gave us the option to get off the...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were on the whale watching trip on 14th September. We saw humpbacks, fin whales, dolphins, seals and lots of different birds. All pointed out by the naturalist on board. It was supposed to be a 3 hour trip but ended up being over 5...More

Thank lynnandsteve
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the best time on this tour. We were starting to lose hope of seeing whales, but the crew kept going until we did. We ended up seeing 18 humpbacks, 1 fin whale, several seals, and lots of pacific white sided dolphins. Would highly...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on whale watch in September, no whales (take this tour before mid-August, after that time the sightings are much less). However, the lighthouse tour was fantastic! Try to get your tickets online if you can, in advance. If you are driving your vehicle, there...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a beautiful fall day and we have a nice cruise. Saw some beautiful light houses and learned some interesting information about the lighthouses, their keepers and the island.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a cruise in July that put in to Bar Harbor. We had booked a lighthouse tour, but our ship was late in arriving and we missed the tour. We went inside, explained what had happened & inquired whether there was another lighthouse...More

Thank scooterguy
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the sunset "happy hour" cruise. It was pouring rain but we still went out and saw a lot of wildlife (eagles, seals, dolphins). No whales or puffins unfortunately. Crew was knowledgeable and upbeat despite the bad weather. Enjoyed the microbrew selection onboard.

Thank EE1910
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us! On the nature cruises we do not normally see whales and puffins since we stay right in the bay. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the wildlife you did see!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the sunset whale watch tour last month that was very exhilarating. We weren't sure if we would still be going out that evening, as the weather was quite dreary earlier in the day, but a quick call confirmed that the excursion was still...More

Thank PRNap
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations to future passengers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently did the whale and puffin tour - saw lots of puffins but no whales. They did give a disclaimer before we left that sightings had been rare this season and we could get off for a full refund before leaving the Harbor, otherwise we...More

1  Thank Katie T
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your recommendations to future passengers, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed to tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the last Puffin and Whales tour of the season in mid August. We were thrilled to see lots of Puffins in the water - ready to leave their island home. Whales were elusive but we saw many different kinds of seals, birds, and...More

Thank 425lynn
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour even though you did not have great whale sightings. There is so much to see out on the ocean. Hope to see you again soon!

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mtsnowolf
6 July 2017|
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Response from Zack K | Property representative |
In Bar Harbor, we see humpback, fin, and minke whales. It is likely to see the whales in September, but every year and day is different. Call us at 207-288-2386 closer to September to get updated on our recent sightings! I... More
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nradabaugh7
1 July 2017|
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Response from Zack K | Property representative |
We recommend at least booking your trip a week in advance. July and August tend to be busy months!
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Theresa G
23 June 2017|
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We allow all dogs on the lighthouse and nature cruises
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