Sightseeing - Whale Watching in Maine

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.



Extended Whale Watching Tours



Wanderbird Cruises

PO Box 272
Belfast, ME 04915
Phone: (207) 338-3088
Email: wanderbirdcruises@gmail.com



Description: Wanderbird Cruises runs over a dozen tours of the Maine coast each year. These tours include a 6 day whale and dolphin finding expedition in June to Sable Island and the Gully Marine Reserve off Nova Scotia, where bottlenose whales, dolphins, sharks, wild horses and more can be observed.



Whale Watching Day Trips : Downeast-Acadia
(Bar Harbor, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Milbridge, Southwest 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).



Robertson Sea Tours

Milbridge, ME 04658
Phone: (207) 461-7439
Email: info@robertsonseatours.com



Description: Welcome aboard the 33' Elisabeth Rose with Robertson Sea Tours Captains James Robertson and Jim Parker. Unlike the big whale watch boats this is a 6 person max trip so you won't be packed on with hundreds of other passengers. This gives our passengers the comfort and freedom of a personalized cruise. You will be able to view Humpback, Finback and Minke whales closer than you ever imagined. Also during the trip we will usually run to Petit Manan Island to see Maine's second tallest Lighthouse (Petit Manan Light). You will also be able to view Puffins, Sea ducks, Terns and other nesting seabirds at this Wildlife Refuge.


Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company
Whale watching in Bar Harbor, Maine.  Multiple vessels for whale, puffin and seal watching tours.



Whale Watching Day Trips : Mid-Coast


Boothbay Whale Watch
Sails from Boothbay Harbor in search of Finbacks, Humpbacks, Minkes, dolphins and porpoises.

 

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch
Sails from Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor.  Puffins, whale watches, seals and lighthouses.




Whale Watching Day Trips : Portland to Southern Maine Coast
(Biddeford, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York)







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