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Downeast Charter Boat Tours

31 Johnson St, Lubec, ME 04652-1034
+1 207-733-2009
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Excellent time with Captain Ralph

Captain Ralph tailored the trip to our group. We had a youngster interested in wildlife and he... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
boating fun

I was glad to take this boat out to look around the area I was staying. I saw a porpoise, seals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dallas, Texas
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31 Johnson St, Lubec, ME 04652-1034
+1 207-733-2009

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain Ralph tailored the trip to our group. We had a youngster interested in wildlife and he delivered. We saw porpoises, harbor seals, gray seals, eagles, and the salmon fishery. Loved it!

Thank pinebeachmaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was glad to take this boat out to look around the area I was staying. I saw a porpoise, seals, and bald eagles. The captain and the passengers were friendly and knowledgeable. Happy to have experienced this.

Thank lisatmp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing tour with Captain Ralph spotting the first minke whale of the season. Because of his perseverance, we saw the whale breach multiple times and each time it was just as exciting. Captain Ralph did a great job of telling us about...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour based on reviews here and they were spot on. An excellent tour with a knowledgeable sea Captain. They aim to please and give you the best tour you can have. They were very accommodating. I highly recommend taking this tour in...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The.boat captain was very knowledgeable about the area,the wildlife, history of the area and local folklore. Quaint gift shop with delicious jams and preserves at the top of the dock. Highly recommend this trip.

Thank Wadesboro
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Captain Ralph took us on an excellent tour on the Lorna Doone. We saw eagles and seals (no whales, sadly) and got great views of the Old Sow Whirlpool. We went out on a cool drizzly day; blankets are provided, but make sure to dress...More

1  Thank DoctorKnow85
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently went on my second tour with Downeast Charter - we saw quite a few Minke whales - some of which were identified by name by the captain (they had distinguishing features that set them apart from the others). Of course it was very...More

2  Thank 897LEM
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This past week I took this boat tour for the 5th time, to escort visiting friends and family, and I must compliment Captain Ralph for making it great every time, depending on what is happening on the ocean and environs. It is worth going back...More

Thank BillieUSA
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Just got back from my first boat tour with Downeast Charter Boat Tours. Great tour of Cobscook Bay. Saw several harbor porpoises, a minke whale and also a finback whale during the tour. Got some nice pics of the Old Sow Whirlpool, second largest whirlpool...More

Thank FranklinHeadrick
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We never do tours, but decided to splurge on a whale watch, since we'd heard the herring were out-migrating and there was a good chance of seeing some pods feeding. Now I can't imagine the trip without this tour! There is no better way to...More

Thank Kelsey E
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Questions & Answers
Karen B
24 April 2017|
Response from Carol D | Property representative |
Occasionally. The puffins primarily roost on Machias Seal Island, off shore. Our tour is located in the Bay of Fundy.
Lynn P
22 May 2016|
Response from Carol D | Property representative |
Mulholland Lighthouse, East Quoddy Lighthouse and the Cherry Island Light, Tour is appox. 2 1/2 hours.