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Bold Coast Charter Company

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Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
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Puffins!

This company was recommended to me by another photographer and they did not disappoint. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tad S
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East Hampton, Connecticut, United States
Artie Bell's Photography

Was worth every penny. Do it! you won't regret it. We got to go onto the island, I would have been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
hab5781
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Kyle, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This company was recommended to me by another photographer and they did not disappoint. Very professional captain and his one man crew took us out to the island, assisting on from the shore to the boat and then onto Machias Seal Island. If weather permits...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was worth every penny. Do it! you won't regret it. We got to go onto the island, I would have been so upset had we been unabled to get ashore but we were the first in several days to be able to. It was a...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Very well run operation. Captain was very knowledgeable and personable. The boat was very well maintained, clean, organized. The trip out to the island was a bit choppy, but quite nice. And the time spent in the bluffs, closely observing the puffins was magical. what...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

If you want to see puffins: this is the tour for you: although we did two other puffin tours in New Harbor and Milbridge: this tour outshines the rest. You need a adventurous spirit: but it is so worth it. Capt Patterson and Brandon take...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We had come to Maine because Puffins were on our bucket list. We had researched sighting locations all around the world, but only this tour allowed the possibility of being on an island with puffins. It was beyond amazing. Thanks to favorable sea conditions we...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

The trip to Seal Island was terrific! Captain Andy and first mate Brandon were extremely helpful and safety conscious. They can't control the weather, but they do all they can to ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers. Captain Andy is very knowledgeable about...More

Thank photogal17
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Our trip to Machias Seal Island with Captain Andy was spectacular. Andy was very knowledgeable about the natural history of the birds. Andy had an assistant onboard who was studying marine biology and fisheries at the U of Maine. He was also was very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017

If you want to see, photograph, experience, and be close to Puffins, then Machias Seal Island is the place! And the only way to get there is with Andy Patterson, owner and operator of Bold Coast Charter Company, out of Cutler Harbor. When I say...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

We went with Captain Andy on this incredible excursion. It was an amazing experience. HIGHLY recommend!!

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is a magical experience if you are a nature lover. I have always loved puffins and did my Maine itinerary around the availability of spots on the bold coast charter trip to Machias Seal island. You need to plan ahead because there are only...More

Thank Jill W
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March 30, 2016|
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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
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