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Cap'n Fish's Puffin Nature Cruises

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Address: 42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
Phone Number: 207-633-3244
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A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you...

A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you just never know what's going to show up! As we travel through Boothbay Harbor and search for all the marvelous sea creatures which call this area their home, seals often surface near the boat, or can be found sunning themselves on the rocks. A loon flies by. A Minke Whale surprises everyone with its sheer size and bulk. And, of course there are lighthouses, which we know as permanent treasures here on the New England coast.As the boat gets to Eastern Egg Rock, everyone is up and looking around for those pint-sized little Puffins. We scan the rocks and the skies, and then someone shouts, and lo and behold there is a group of Puffins sitting in the water, bobbing up and down, perhaps 50 or 60 feet from the boat. More fly by, and soon someone spots a bunch sitting on the granite boulders along shore.

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Great cruise. Fantastic guide. Many puffins and other wildlife.

Fantastic experience. Reasonable price. Perfect captain and guide. A truly great experience, Would take it again in a minute.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brandon, Vermont
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Brandon, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience. Reasonable price. Perfect captain and guide. A truly great experience, Would take it again in a minute.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Puffin tour was just the right amount of time, we did see puffins and the speaker from the Audubon Society was excellent and well-informed. I think the tour should emphasize to participants that hey ought to bring binoculars, which many people did not have. This would have enhanced their experience. I did remember to bring mine, but ended up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the cruise. Crew was friendly and had a lot of knowledge of the puffins and other birds. I enjoyed the ride out to Egg Island and seeing the lighthouses from the water.

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Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time! The guide was excellent and knowledgable. The captain and crew did a great job. We saw lots of puffins and other birds. Highly recommend!

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Gilboa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the cruise, the lady from the Audubon society was very good telling about the Puffins. I was a little upset however when we arrived at the pier to get our tickets for the cruise. It cost me an additional $20 for parking. Any public parking was good 10 minute walk away,so they have you over a barrel. When I... More 

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove 2 hours from york, me just to go on this trip and were not disappointed. I was very impressed with the captain's knowledge of the surrounding area and enjoyed learning about the lighthouses, towns and boats that we were seeing. He even pointed out some porpoises and a giant sunfish at the surface that most of the people... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience. As a bird watcher from Indiana I don't see a lot of the shore birds of Maine. I saw several species I had never seen and the Audubon associate on board, Caroline I believe, was excellent at helping identify and point out theses species. We had a very clear day and the puffins at Egg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very informative and entertaining trip. We had a great time watching the puffins, seals and even saw a porpoise or two! The Audubon Guide was great and took extra time to answer questions as well as to provide a lot of interesting facts about the puffins, their habitat and even what they eat. Additionally, the price was... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the Puffin Nature Cruise as part of our honeymoon in Maine and loved it. We saw lots of puffins, seals, porpoises and even a whale. The captain and crew were very friendly and we would highly recommend this trip to our friends.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw lots of Puffins and they are absolutely adorable: the teddy bears of the sea. Audobon Guide was excellent and boat was comfy!

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