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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
888-533-WALE
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Ranked #23 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did the Baker Island Tour and we had a fabulous time. The Park Ranger was awesome. The crew was very professional, safe, and didn't waste any time getting us out to the island.

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We took the nature cruise, Nice scenery, but that's no big deal it's in Maine. The sound system is very poor. If you want to hear the naturalist, which I did, you have to be very close. I tried that but at that location my view was hampered by a plastic sheet. I chose, reluctantly, to see the view over... More

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Fairfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I won a nature/sunset cruise on a radio station, but I would still pay to take this cruise again!! It was so amazing to see Sand Beach, Thunder Hole and Egg Rock from the ocean!! We saw a deer, two bald eagles, tons of seals, including a rare gray seal. There were four naturalists on board that gave us excellent... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Bad experience from start to finish. First of all, I think they start the season before there are actually any whales around. Then when they can't find them, they take you further and further to sea, basically just giving you a very expensive boat ride. When there weren't any whales to be found, the captain of the boat drove as... More

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Apex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had planned the whale watch tour but the fog canceled it the morning of the trip. They were very willing to refund that trip and rebook us on a shorter and less expensive lobster and seal trip. This turned out to be fun and informative and the guide was great. We saw the seals and pulled up some lobster... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I don't know what was best part watching whales or people who didn't know there limitations lol they were warned it was fantastic 2 shows for the price of 1 it was very exciting would do this again for sure a++++ so much fun thanks a lot for going out even when waves were just a little to high it... More

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We wanted to go out on the ocean and luckily got to spot a momma and baby humpback. Tips - listen when they say dress in layers/warm. The wind at the speeds you travel are strong, next time I would even wear ear muffs or head band to cover ears- and it was an unseasonably warm day on the island... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took the sunset cruise on Friday jul 18th. The trip was 3 hours (4 if you count the boarding and unboarding process. For $60 a person we thought the value was excellent. take a jacket/hat it does get cold and the temp drops 20+ degrees once you get going out of the harbor. The whale feeding grounds are about... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had a great time with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. You take a ride on a huge boat for about 3 hours. You get to see light houses, puffins, seals, and etc. It is a really fun time. I went up on Memorial Day, the first weekend they were open and did not see any whales. The best part... More

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North Dighton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I took the nature tour on 7/14/14 and really enjoyed it. When went to book the trip they put us on a waiting list because of the storm coming in and the chance the waters were going to be too choppy and rough. Luckily they decided to go out.. now the only reason i even mention this... More

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