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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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Great time by all

Went on the lobster cruise with my husband and 2 children (3 and 5). Our captain and guide were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline F
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Whale Watching Tour: Excellent Guide, Comfortable Boat

This company has a trained and very knowledgeable naturalist speaking and interacting with guests... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a variety of boat tours for all ages that show different sights and wildlife in the area around Mount Desert Island, Maine. The tours that we offer include a Puffin and Whale Watching trip, and Whale...more
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
+1 207-288-2386
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This company has a trained and very knowledgeable naturalist speaking and interacting with guests. She was excellent. The crew very helpful. The boat is very comfortable (it is large) with options for indoor or outdoor seating. Restrooms clean. You can purchase food and drink. We...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The water and scenery was amazing! Guides on-board pointed out puffins and other birds, porpoises until we arrived where the whales were. Breathtaking! We saw either 6 hump back whales or 2 came up 3 different times. Amazing how graceful something so large can be....More

1  Thank robynhovis6
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stable, fast boat with an enthusiastic naturalist providing information during the whole trip. On our trip we saw purposes, puffins, and 3 humpback whales. They did a good job making sure, both sides of the boat got a chance to see the whales. Seats on...More

Thank Lumos586
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a beautiful day out on the boat, saw two whales (Breakers & Plateau), dolphins, sunfish, and many birds. The water was very rough (5 ft waves), but the captain gave ample warning, which would have allowed people to disembark if they chose. The...More

1  Thank Kklowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing is guaranteed in life-especially going 25 miles of the coast to try and see whales. But these people do the best they can to make it successful. And we were very fortunate to see not one, but 2 Humpback whales, up close and personal....More

Thank mjr469p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Somes Sound Tour on Tuesday Sept.4. We went by 5 lighthouses, that was a real treat. We got to see the lighthouses the way it was intended, from the water. It was amazing. The ride was perfect, a great day to...More

Thank seashell0412
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the lobster and seal tour scheduled for 10:30 am at 7:30 that same morning. At 8:40 am, we received an email that it had been cancelled because they had to tend to a cruiseship. Interesting that they did not know that at 7:30...More

Thank JoAnnB316
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two excursions planned with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company on my only day in Bar Harbor. At 8:00a.m. I received an email saying they had a scheduling problem and were cancelling our 1:45 lobster fishing/seal watching trip. Luckily we ran into the people...More

Thank JoeRuppert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the lobster cruise with my husband and 2 children (3 and 5). Our captain and guide were both excellent. The kids loved it. They got to learn about lobstering and held several lobsters. We also stopped at a spot to watch seals. Saw...More

Thank Caroline F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. The day was beautiful and the crew was great. It was very educational and we saw whales, sea birds, dolphins and actually a couple of song birds. It was a great way to spend an afternoon with family.

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September 13, 2018|
Response from Jamie G | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of them on the boat we were on. Very clean too!
September 7, 2018|
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Response from jlasgood | Reviewed this property |
They guarantee you will see whales or they’ll give u a voucher for another trip- in other words they’ll give u a voucher until u do so I would say you’ll see them 😊