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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 53 Activities in Bar Harbor
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Huntington, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sat on top deck which had a great view, but was really windy and cold. Not their fault, can't control the weather. Saw some wildlife, but enjoyed the views of the water side of Acadia that we had seen the previous day. Also enjoyed the views of the "cottage" built by the rich people. Did see an eage from a... More

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