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Bold Coast Charter Company

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Address: Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
Phone Number: 207-259-4484
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Puffins everywhere

This trip was on my grandson's bucket list for his Maine adventure. He was not disappointed! He had written a paper on Puffins 5 years ago for school and wanted to see one in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kewball428
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Calhoun, Georgia
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Calhoun, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trip was on my grandson's bucket list for his Maine adventure. He was not disappointed! He had written a paper on Puffins 5 years ago for school and wanted to see one in person. We left in heavy fog and rough seas. Grandma got sea sick and grandson did somewhat (not on the bucket list). But it was all... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously don't miss this opportunity! We went two days before the season was over and bird population was much less, but even still we saw hundreds of puffins in their natural environment. The captain does an excellent job at keeping everyone as comfortable as possible on what can be a rough ride in open waters. Be aware it's difficult to... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Capt. Andy is so knowledgable about Puffins and other birds in the area. This is an experience you must book and book early in the year. You see Puffins up close and in their home. It was like watching a National Geographic series on Puffins.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredible experience. Capt Andy and Tyler were very informative and very safety conscious, seeing the puffins and several other birds up so close truelly is amazing. Highly recommend this experience. Took tons of pictures and several video clips(video clips show how darn cute these birds are when moving, so glad we have them also).

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had beautiful weather for our trip, which we booked 8 months ahead of time. The water was like glass, allowing no problem landing on the island. Captain Andy was incredibly knowledgable, as was his assistant Tyler, and they were very clear about the expectations when we arrived on the island. The trip is highly regulated, and it is worth... More 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend joining Captain Andy for the puffin tour to machias seal island. The tour starts from picturesque Cutler Harbor about an hour north of Bar Harbor. Look for a place to stay in Machias and book two days for the puffins in case the weather isn't good one of the days. Once you get to the island, it's... More 

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having necessarily made reservations months in advance annd eagerly anticipating this adventure we were very lucky to have a beautiful warm sunny day with unusually calm seas. Captain Andy and Tyler could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. They made us feel very safe and comfortable making the land-to-sea transfers as well as teaching us about the sea... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My photo group and I went on a trip to Machias Seal Island today with Bold Coast Charter Company as our transportation and guides. Getting out to the island and seeing the puffins and other pelagic birds has been on my life list of things to do for over a decade, and I finally made it. Captain Andy and his... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Five of us went out on July 12th and 13th with Captain Andy Patterson and Tyler, his assistant (this is the only boat that can get you ON the island unless you take the one out of Canada). The weather was gorgeous. The trip out and back was smooth sailing, plus very educational. Once on the island, we were split... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Spent the morning today on a Puffin watching trip with Captain Andy, Tyler, and the folks with Bold Coast Charters. To say the trip was amazing would be an understatement. Captain Andy and Tyler were tremendous tour guides providing great service and excellent info about Puffins and the other sea birds you are likely to see as well as interesting... More 

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