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Address: 1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 888-533-WALE
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Be sure to check the weather!

Sadly, because of extensive fog during my visit, my whale watching cruise was cancelled two days in a row, but I was pleased with how Bar Harbor Whale Watch handled the situation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Ashley H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I would rather pay to be stoned alive than partake on this seaworthy journey. After 20 minutes I would have paid everyone's fare ten times over to be airlifted. The only reasonable comparison is the movie hostel. Awful. Torturous. Everyone vomiting. The ship ran out of Dramamine after 10 min. People being tossed to and fro like rag dolls. Far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sadly, because of extensive fog during my visit, my whale watching cruise was cancelled two days in a row, but I was pleased with how Bar Harbor Whale Watch handled the situation. After the first cancellation, they rescheduled my trip for the next day and offered me a discount on merchandise in their store. After the second cancellation, they gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good choice for someone not used to ordinary cruises Boats are very spacious and many seats available Fun time and Acadia Park is lovely

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Wentzville, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We went on this cruise on a beautiful October day and basically had a very cold boat ride for 4 hours. No whales sighted. This means that we now have a voucher for a repeat visit within 3 years, but will we be back in the area? Will we want to?

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We went on an evening trip in August having spoken to the guys at the ticket desk and asked their advice - mornings and afternoons were having no luck but the evening trips were doing ok. So we set out on a sunny evening. Take their advice - it does get very cold out on the water, so take layers.... More 

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We signed up for the Whale Watching trip in Bar Harbor for my wife's 65th b/d in early October. The weather was overcast and windy and I was in two minds whether we should go or not, given the $121 it would cost for it. In the end, the idea that we would 'probably' see whales (by the the ticket... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We only had a day in Bar Harbour, coming off a cruise ship, and this was a wonderful way to see the coastline and several offshore lighthouses. Great photo ops of the "cottages" in the area, Acadia Park plus the stars of the show: the lighthouses themselves. Very informative live commentary as well. You can book it from the cruise... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This area is home to some of the most magnificent creatures, visiting the national park is only half of the experience so don't miss out on this tour. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable; we experienced some fog during the first leg of the trip but through their narration, I learned a lot about the local history and ecology. My... More 

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DCBlue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We took the whale tour on October 12th. We were lucky in that it was a clear sunny day in October, mid to high fifties on land. We wore winter coats and hats. I brought hand warmers, toe warmers and a neck gator and was very glad I did. Even with the sunshine, it was very cold and windy up... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took the Nature Cruise and enjoyed every minute! The guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery was breathtaking! In our opinion it was a great way to see Acadia National Park and view the surrounding coastline. The boat was clean and staff was very friendly. We felt the cost was more than reasonable and well worth every penny! Highly... More 

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