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Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip with Bold Coast Charter Company to go to seal island and view and photograph the puffins. Perfect weather on Friday, great boat trip, and very informative Captain and 1st mate. Fantastic trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the Seabird Tour today with Captain Andy and it was fabulous! Andy is knowledgeable about the birds and the surrounding environment and he enthusiastically shared his knowledge with the crowd (in an entertaining way). His first mate, Cory, was also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We decided to book two days on the tour because you can never tell what the weather is going to do and we made our reservations in January. We went on August 4th and 5th which is a little bit late in the season but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shawn R
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

You like birds? You have to take this trip it is fantastic. Capt Andy is so friendly and knowledgeable and Corey his able assistant were perfect hosts. Quick stop at cutler lighthouse to take in the breathtaking view of cutler harbor. Then off for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

You have to make reservations in January, and the trip is weather dependent, but it’s worth the wait. Captain Andy is funny and knowledgeable. One of only two companies with rights to land on Machias Seal Island. You are in blinds about 3 feet away...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

On July 17th, my dad and I were fortunate enough to have our puffin tour not only head to the island, but also go ashore. Neither are guaranteed due to sea and weather conditions, and based on now experiencing all the steps required to get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Prepare to be disappointed .. My trip cancelled by Capt Andy due to alleged high seas and fog. It rained the day before but on Friday it looked good. I flew in for this from Texas. Another boat Captain said No Way when I said...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EL_Fanucchi
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Everyone below me has gone into depth about the trip so I won't repeat them.... Just know that this is a once in a lifetime kind of adventure. I went with my mom (she's elderly and thoroughly enjoyed herself). From the long boat ride out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chatnoire1967
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My wife and I took the Bold Coast Puffin viewing trip. It was something we have wanted to do for years. The whole experience was great. Captain Andrew was knowledgeable and made the ride out and back fun. His wife was helpful when making the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Captain Andy's charter is the only approved U.S. boat to land on Machias Seal Island with a limited number of daily passengers. If you can get on a boat and the seas are favorable for landing on the island, DO IT!!! The point blank views...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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March 30, 2016|
Response from srodday | Reviewed this property |
At this point, usually Jan, Feb, Mar they booking have started. You can call to see if there is anything available. If not, consider these other puffin tours -- you don't land, but you do see them. Google Maine and Project... More
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December 23, 2015|
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Response from Bob_Mannino | Reviewed this property |
I took my 100-400mm lens and I was glad I did. I got some really great shots of the birds in the water and on the rocks as we approached and left the island. We had perfect weather and the captain was able to get the boat... More