We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

1 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
888-533-WALE
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #21 of 53 Activities in Bar Harbor
Type: Tours
231 visitor photos
Write a Review

514 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    286
    129
    38
    24
    37
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
No Name Key, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'll start with a disclaimer: I've been on a number of whale watching trips, and this was the first time I saw whales leaping out of the water. Obviously, the company and crew have no control over nature, but even without that, I'd recommend the trip. The boat was clean, the crew was knowledgeable. The company works with researchers, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went whale watching last week in the morning and we were fortunate enough to see multiple humpback whales. The first two whales were very close to the boat, where I got good pictures with my 4x zoom point and shoot. Then when we were supposed to turn back, we instead stayed out a little longer to see a whale... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Aug 23, 2014 was a beautiful day to go out nearly 25 miles off shore in search of whales. Felt so happy to see a young humpback! We enjoyed a little show as this magnificent animal broke the surface a number of times and finally gave us a look at its massive tail. Thrilling and well worth the time and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, New Hampshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Had an almost perfect day weather-wise for the trip. Calm, sunny and warm. The crew were very nice and Dillon, our giud was both friendly and knowlegeable. I enjoyed the trip, three hours in length. There was ample photo opportunities as they moved the boat around so both sides faced the shore for the passengers to get the best views.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Millinocket, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I only have two complaints. They do not have a senior discount and they charged $9 for my 5 month old granddaughter to go with her parents. Did they think they were going to find a babysitter for her. Really!!!!!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethpage, New York
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We had done this voyage before in September, didn't see a whale. Came back again in September no sighting, but we had a free trip. It's been more than 3 yrs, so even if we had the receipt we wouldn't have gotten another free trip. Good news, August is the month! We saw two whales!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Boy! What a great whale watch we had. There were 20 whales in the area and we followed 6. They were feeding in pairs and there was a breech right next to the boat. It was atrip to remember

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We did the sunset nature cruise - 2 hrs up the coast of the park and out to Egg Rock lighthouse. We saw 3 bald eagles and lots of seals. Beautiful trip. It was a great way to see Acadia & learn about the area. The crew was friendly & knowledgeable. We had a great time... Only bummer was that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The boat was clean and well maintained. Tour lasted over 4 hours. Saw dolphins, porpoises, and sea birds on the way out. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and interacted well with people. Got to see puffins and humpback whales. Just prior to hearing back, a whale was spotted breaching in the distance, so the captain headed out so we could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You have to do this!! We learned a lot & saw 2 types of whales, dolphins & seals. The narrator knew so much! It was incredible!!! & fun! Beautiful to see! Dress warm!!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company also viewed

Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Bar Harbor, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing