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Address: Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
Phone Number: 207-259-4484
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Must take the weather gamble for a puffin jackpot

The favorable weather and sea conditions on our reservation day made for an unforgettable experience to be mere feet away from wild puffins, terns and razorbills in the wooden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The favorable weather and sea conditions on our reservation day made for an unforgettable experience to be mere feet away from wild puffins, terns and razorbills in the wooden blinds on Machias Seal Island. If the weather or waves didn't allow us to land on the island, the trip would not have been worth it -- for us non-birders. The... More 

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NEW HYDE PARK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I planned a trip up to this area (10 hours from our home) based around this puffin encounter. There were 16 of us on the puffin trip, including a six-year old boy who was WILDLY interested in the puffins. I would not recommend this trip for little kids in general, or for anyone who is not expressly... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If your into birding – taking pictures or just observing- this is the tour for you! Capt Andy takes you out to Machias Seal Island about 9 miles from Cutler Harbor for a half a day of photographing and observing some of the most remarkable birds and sea life. The star attraction is the Atlantic Puffin along with Arctic terns,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Captain Andy and his mate Tyler were great, making the boat trip and visit to the island as safe and perfect as possible. One of our party of 4 gets seasick sometimes, but not on this trip. We were lucky that the ocean was fairly calm, but Captain Andy also made it as smooth as possible. I want to thank... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Captain Andy did everything he could to make the trip enjoyable. My tour was canceled due to heavy fog, but with luck I got to go a few days later. Will never forget this birding tour and will do it again if ever going back to Maine. AWESOME!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This trip was even better than I had anticipated, we got lucky with perfect weather. Captain Andy and 1st mate Tyler were very knowledgeable, friendly and quite humerous. There was good chemistry in the group, so lots of laughs and amazing photos. Overall just a blast! I would highly recommend this trip to all nature lovers and photographers.

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Rochester, NY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If anyone ever wanted to 'be a puffin' or at least be with the sea bird puffin, you MUST take a tour with Captain Andy Patterson to Machias Seal Island. From a long time bird watcher, this was the best birding tour I have ever experienced!! Besides being a conservationist, Capt. Andy has a rich history of this area, a... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It started to look like the weather was going to prevent us from making the trip we had planned and, as these book up well in advance we thought that we might miss the opportunity. However Capt Andy kept us updated the days leading up to our scheduled trip and, fortunately the weather moved through allowing us to go. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What can I say? My first thought was, Puffins? A trip to see Puffins? I am so glad I changed my mind and joined my husband on this amazing experience. Captain Andy and his First Mate put us all at ease, answered our questions, and spoke eloquently and knowledgeably about the Puffin population and other sea birds in the area.... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed this adventure in July of 2014 and 2015. The weather was foggy both times (Northeast Maine Coast fog happens). We were able to get hundreds of shots each time because of the close proximity and large number of birds in all directions. The Blinds have windows on all four side. The puffins are all around. Captain Andy is... More 

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