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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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Amazing and awesome!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
McAllen, Texas
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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

South Burlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two weeks ago we went to Machias Seal Island to photograph the Atlantic Puffins with Bold Coast Charters. Captain Andy Patterson and his assistant Tyler are funny and extremely knowledgeable about the history, wildlife and of course the birds that inhabit this small island. The weather this particular day was simply perfect! Very little wind and the sea was calm.... More 

2 Thank Febco57
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time with great weather, We had a 45 min trip in smooth seas out to the island. Once in the island you are given the rules and then put in a duck blind. The blind is cozy, but with puffins and razor bills walking within feet of your face, who notices. There were gannets in the... More 

Thank janet w
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have used Bold Coast Charter Company twice to visit Machias Island. The last trip was this past weekend. Cant Andy and Tyler are very good always keeping safety in mind. The trip can take some time to get to the Island that is about 10mi off the coast depending on how they travel to minimize the sea. They help... More 

1 Thank srodday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife had always wanted to see puffins. She read about boldcoast charter so we booked months in advace. Couldn't have asked for a better day. The weather was beautiful, seas we're calm and the blind we were in was great. We had a wonderful time and took a lot of great photos. Thanks Andy and Tyler for a great... More 

Thank rippeddr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

I had always wanted to get up close to a puffin, and this tour gets you closer than you could ask for. Just a few feet outside our bird hide the puffins clambered along the rocks, and frequently their funny little noises echo out from under your feet. Capt. Andy takes such pride in sharing this experience and the Maine... More 

3 Thank Vanessa P
Middleton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Capt. Andy is very knowledgeable and prioritizes safety. We had a great trip, a lifetime experience.

1 Thank Joel S
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The favorable weather and sea conditions on our reservation day made for an unforgettable experience to be mere feet away from wild puffins, terns and razorbills in the wooden blinds on Machias Seal Island. If the weather or waves didn't allow us to land on the island, the trip would not have been worth it -- for us non-birders. The... More 

1 Thank LiveAloha124
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I planned a trip up to this area (10 hours from our home) based around this puffin encounter. There were 16 of us on the puffin trip, including a six-year old boy who was WILDLY interested in the puffins. I would not recommend this trip for little kids in general, or for anyone who is not expressly... More 

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