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Cap'n Fish's Audubon Puffin & Scenic Cruises

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Address: 42 Commercial St, Pier 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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We wanted to see more of Boothbay Harbour and surrounds and decided to take this cruise. It was a great cruise which was informative and as a photographer, I was able to take... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Eleni L
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32 reviews
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

We wanted to see more of Boothbay Harbour and surrounds and decided to take this cruise. It was a great cruise which was informative and as a photographer, I was able to take some great shots. I highly recommend this cruise to others which got you to see more of the area and the wildlife.

Thank Eleni L
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Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We booked two cruises with Cap'n Fish's. 2 hour cruises toured the harbor and adjacent islands in the ocean. Captain narrated the history and coastal culture of middle coast Maine. Close up opportunities to photogragh lighthouses, seals, bald eagles, ospreys, and lobstering. Friendly, professional captain and crew. Great experience.

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Pepperell, MA
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

What a great day! I took the Kennebec River scenic cruise which the captain knowledgeably narrated. The open water ride was windy and choppy which was quite fun. As we headed up the river we saw eagles, osprey, and harbor seals. The captain told about the political, geographic and natural history of the areas we were going through. We went... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

We did the combo puffin/whale watch cruise on the last day it was offered, Saturday August 13, 2016. Even though it was a drizzly, dreary day, fortune shined on us as we saw both puffins and two kinds of whales, fin and minke! We had puffins swim by our boat and fly overhead and a minke whale swim right in... More 

Thank Donna F
Sidney ME
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Took a birthday scenic cruise on the Pink Lady (Capt. Fish's boat) Weather was perfect, although there was a little swell on after we left the harbor, it was a wonderful cruise. The captain described all the important points, lighthouses, seals on the rocks and feeding on fish, we even saw a bald eagle. Would recommend this 2 hr cruise... More 

Thank Traveler0014
Davis, California
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

This was a very informative, but also fun boat trip out of Boothbay harbor to see the puffins, which nest in June and early July. These small, but colorful birds were nearly wiped out, as the early settlers in the area liked to eat birds' eggs they collected on the islands. A young woman from Audubon was a guide on... More 

Thank A K
New Orleans
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Reviewed August 17, 2015

We traveled in August when most puffins have migrated already. Yet, we were still able to see them swimming in the water and flying overhead. The day we went out, the seas were high and it was raining. We are seafaring so had no issues aboard but if you get seasick at all, I recommend picking a flat calm day.... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

This company offers a variety of opportunities to experience the waters of Boothsbay. On our tour we watched harbor seals and harbor Dolphins as well as indigenous birds. The narrator gave good commentary on history, local color, and nautical enterprises that are the lifeblood of the area. In particular, lobster pots, buoys and cages were explained. Overall it was quite... More 

Thank Felicia B
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

The tour borders on tourist trap, and the parking lot attendants are pure, unadulterated vultures. Our group of 7 arrived in two cars - both sedans. My friend's car (in front of us) got charged $20. When he saw our full car, he said parking "just got bumped up" to $30 because of lack of space. This is after we... More 

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Reviewed June 23, 2015

We took this cruise on a rainy day, but many puffins were spotted! The Audobon representatives on board were very informative and made all passengers aware of how special the puffin population in Maine is! We would go again!

1 Thank Carol T

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