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Address: Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
Phone Number: 207-259-4484
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Wow...a 500 picture day!

An experience not to be missed. Reserved this trip in January...only 12 people a day are able to land on Machias Seal Island to watch the puffins & other sea birds. Captain Andy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

An experience not to be missed. Reserved this trip in January...only 12 people a day are able to land on Machias Seal Island to watch the puffins & other sea birds. Captain Andy & First Mate Tyler are great...always thinking of safety. They are informative about the area and wildlife. We met at the harbor in Cutler at 7am. The... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We did this tour on an "iffy" weather day, but once we got to the island where all the Puffins were, we were able to go on the island and spend several house, up close and personal with the wild life. This is clearly the best Puffin tour in Maine because you can get so close to the birds, while... More 

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Carmel, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife has had a long-standing obsession with seeing puffins. Finally we can check it off the list! We got very lucky with the weather and caught a decent day when the sea was not too rough and the boat could land on Machias Seal Island. This is a disputed piece of land that both Canada and the United States... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We just came back from our Puffin tour with Captain Andy from Bold Coast Charter Company. Captain Andy is awesome! He's friendly, knowledgeable and courteous! He even calls himself your "mother hen" as he's making sure your your experience is enjoyable. We booked this this trip in January for our June 6th trip to Machais Seal Island. I would recommend... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The location of the tour is easy to find. Just keep in mind if you're an American citizen staying in Lubec, you may have to drive a bit south or bug the folks at your hotel to use their phone to call Capt Andy the night before the tour to verify the time. My cell phones only picked up Canadian... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took this tour in a recent visit to the area. We absolutely loved it. Captain Andy was knowledgeable, entertaining and very good at his job! He and his first mate Tyler made our trip enjoyable and one of the highlights of our vacation to Maine. I highly recommend this for photographers and bird lovers alike. We can't say enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Captain Andy and his first mate Tyler are fantastic! We went out to photograph the puffins but before we even went ashore Captain Andy brought us around the other island that is right there (I think it was called Egg Rock) to see all the seals that live there - added bonus I wasn't expecting. Spending time in the blinds... More 

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China, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A friend and myself went out with Captain Andy and his mate Tyler. We had the most wonderful time. They were both so very knowledgeable about everything from the harbor to all of the birds and seals that we saw. We got to go ashore on Machias Seal Island and had such an unbelievable experience. Puffins, razorbills, murres, artic terns... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
63 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was so much fun. A 45 min. boat ride took us to the island, which is jointly claimed by both the US and Canada. We had 2 hours in the blind, photographing the puffins and other birds. One thing to watch for -if you are very short, as I am, you might want to take something to stand on.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This experience can't be beat. There's little I can add that hasn't been stated. Just go. If you're anywhere in the area, you MUST check this out. It's super cool being this close to so many of these beautiful sea birds. Just pray for good weather--this is a make or break. For the photographers, I'm just an amateur, but there... More 

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Address: Address: Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
Phone Number: 207-259-4484
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Cutler

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