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Whale Watching Info

The whale watching season off the coast of Maine and eastern Canada runs from mid-spring through October. Species to be found include the North Atlantic Right Whale (endangered and almost extinct, with a population of fewer than 500 whales), the Northern Humpback Whale, Minke Whales and Northern Fin (or Finback) whales. North towards Nova Scotia and The Gully (a vast undersea canyon) are found Northern Bottlenose Whales.

Read A Whale Watch in the Atlantic for a visitor's perspective about her experiences on a whale watching tour in Maine.

Region 3: Downast Acadia Whale Watching Day Trips : Lubec, Bar Harbor

Downeast Charter Boat Tours

31 Johnson Street
Lubec, ME 04652
Phone: (207) 733-2009
Email: downeastcharter@aol.com

Description: Indulge your passion for the unexpected on the Lorna Doone, a 25' lobster yacht! Tour the unmatched beauty of the Cobscook, Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bays with their craggy, rockbound coastlines teaming with wildlife as diverse as eagles, osprey, whales (finback, minke, humpback and Northern Right), seals, and porpoise. Or charter the Red Ryder, a 35' Bruno & Stillman, fully equipped with galley, inside seating, head and tuna tower for a customized half-day or full-day adventure. Note that we also have tours to the famous Old Sow Whirlpool. We are located on the Lubec waterfront. Souvenirs and snacks available.

Whale Watching Aboard Tarquin

69 Johnson Street
Lubec, ME 04652
Phone: (207) 733-4400
Email: vtrafford@aol.com

Description: Take a Whale Watching voyage aboard Tarquin, our boat that seats 26, with inside and outside comfort. Our captains tour will show you whales, share sea stories and visit seals, eagles and lighthouses (weather permitting).

Region 4: Midcoast Maine Whale Watching Day Trips : Boothbay Harbor

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

42 Commercial Street (Parking)
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: (207) 633-3244
Email: mainewhales@roadrunner.com

Description: Departing from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch is the original whale watch tour company in the mid-coast Maine region. Founded over 80 years ago, it has accumulated decades of knowledge about Maine's whale feeding grounds, whale movements during different times of the season, and where to go for the best whale watch experience. The crew includes onboard marine biologists and naturalists familiar with marine life found in the Gulf of Maine and who are eager to describe the types of whales that are sighted, such as humpback, minke and fin whales. For pricing, schedules and more info see the Cap'n Fish website or call either (800) 636-3244 or (207) 633-3244.

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