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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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Address: 1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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+1 207-288-2386
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The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a variety of boat tours for all...

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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These are organized and efficient trips with a high likelihood of good sightings. I have been several times over several years. It is a long time on a very fast, loud boat (and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our trip on the Lulu was cancelled due to equipment problems And they recommended this company. Trip was excellent. You don't think about it, but the Naturalist makes or breaks the trip. We had a great one. Saw seals an immature eagle and learned about lobsters as they pulled up traps with lobsters in them.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are organized and efficient trips with a high likelihood of good sightings. I have been several times over several years. It is a long time on a very fast, loud boat (and it is costly), but if you love whales, it's totally worth it.

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2 Thank sarahpiersonwolff
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had scheduled to go out on a watch and the fog was too thick to go. We got a voucher for the next day and had a great time seeing whales and sea birds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A very pleasant afternoon on the water, and we saw six or seven whales do their elegant slow-mo whale tale show, diving into the deep. This excursion exceeded our expectations. Note: unless you're from Maine, I'd advise bringing an extra jacket. You're warned in literature that the temperature will drop ten degrees on the trip, and it will. And you're... More 

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Seneca Falls, New York
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I want to start off stating we were at the end of whale watching season (October). So we were at a higher risk to not see whales. The pros: The boat was well maintained. We carried on our snacks and were warmly dressed. The staff was attentive and the seas were pleasant. The cons: Remember the Atlantic this far north... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I love to bring friends on the whale watch whenever they come to visit. We always have a great time, it's our favorite thing to do in town! Last time we went, we saw a few whales, dolphins, a shark, tuna, and several other animals. Highly recommend, whether you're a tourist or a local!

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2 Thank rebagaston
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had an amazing experience on the sunset whale watch tour. The guides were very informative and were able to find 2 very playful humpback whales. Each whale was breeching and putting on a great show for each other. The 2 whales even did a double breech. I feel like it was a once in a lifetime experience for us.... More 

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5 Thank Jenn D
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this boat trip. We decided the whale watching would work best for us. Luckily, while standing in line to board the boat, someone getting OFF the tour told us it was going to be VERY cold. My husband ran back to our vehicle to gather coats! It was really, sunny and hot when we left. It was really,... More 

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

A totally unforgettable aspect of a recent family trip to Bar Harbor is a nature/lighthouse boat tour that we took with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. I was here with three adult family members, and we all agreed that it was the BEST boat tour we had ever taken!! The natural and historical aspects of Bar Harbor and Acadia National... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the nature cruise and lighthouse cruise we took. Well done and it is fun to get out on the water a bit.

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