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Address: 42 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-3244
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Description: A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you...
A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you just never know what's going to show up! As we travel through Boothbay Harbor and search for all the marvelous sea creatures which call this area their home, seals often surface near the boat, or can be found sunning themselves on the rocks. A loon flies by. A Minke Whale surprises everyone with its sheer size and bulk. And, of course there are lighthouses, which we know as permanent treasures here on the New England coast.As the boat gets to Eastern Egg Rock, everyone is up and looking around for those pint-sized little Puffins. We scan the rocks and the skies, and then someone shouts, and lo and behold there is a group of Puffins sitting in the water, bobbing up and down, perhaps 50 or 60 feet from the boat. More fly by, and soon someone spots a bunch sitting on the granite boulders along shore.
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We saw porpoises, eider ducks, cormorants, osprey and of course gulls. We, also, saw five lighthouses, fishing villages, beautiful homes, both new and historic on this two hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We saw porpoises, eider ducks, cormorants, osprey and of course gulls. We, also, saw five lighthouses, fishing villages, beautiful homes, both new and historic on this two hour, well narrated tour. The seas were flat, the sun bright with gentle sea breezes. A perfect day for this wonderful tour. The boat it newer and in excellent condition. Soft drinks, beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great time on our puffin cruise today. The seas were calm and the temps perfect. The boat cruises out to Egg Island for some puffin watching. We were not disappointed. An Audubon naturalist narrates the trip. The birds are small. Good idea to bring binoculars. Also, boat filled up quickly, so get there early to get a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were thrilled with the Puffin Nature Cruise out of Boothbay Harbor! The Captain did a great job pointing out the shoreline sights during the trip out to Eastern Egg Island. As we got closer, the representative from the Puffin Project took over and did a wonderful job of explaining the project history to re-establish the puffin colony, teaching about... More 

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cap'n Fish's Puffin Tour was spectacular. This tour offered us a whale, a sunfish, a basking shark, porpoises, seals, and many, many beautiful sea birds. July is prime time for puffins, soon they will winter out at sea. We saw large groups of them at Little Egg Island off the coast of Maine. The puffins would have been enough, but... More 

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Victoria BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Super informative naturalist talk about the creatures of the area en route. The boat is comfortable but by no means luxurious. The puffins were a treat to get to after the hour long ride out to Egg Island, especially with the enthusiasm of the naturalist as he spotted them and pointed them out to the passengers. It would have been... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

When booking online for a trip that was still 2 weeks out I realized I made a mistake and IMMEDIATELY called their office to request a credit. I was told that they have a "no refund" policy because "my space was being guaranteed for the event". Really? As if they were fully booked 2 weeks out and were losing thousands... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great boat ride that lets you see some of Maine's coast from the water. The boat is a very nice, well maintained large tour boat with upper deck and inside lower deck with snack and drink bar. The captain points out all interesting points on ride out and back as well as the Harbor dolphins that are... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great tour for anyone who wants to see Puffins. Our weather was beautiful and we saw lots of Puffins and other birds. The scenery going and coming back is very nice as you can see the coastline all the way out and back.That being said here are some pointers: Arrive early to get a good parking space... More 

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Long Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Took our reserved trip to East Egg Island, and of course it was a very foggy day.However, Audubon and crew narrators provided interesting information, and Egg Island was an amazing rookery of may types of seabirds. Please note that the Audubon items sold on the cruise were several dollars cheaper than in Bay shops. On the spur of the moment,... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Did it his tour on a very foggy day but apparently, fog keeps the puffins close to their island nesting site so we were literally bombarded by puffins - flying, swimming, hanging out in colonies on the Rocky island. Bring binoculars and be prepared to grin widely and constantly!

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