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“Kind captain and smaller vessel make a more personalized trip”

Robertson Sea Tours & Adventures
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Milbridge
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

My family of three enjoyed our trip with Robertson Sea Tours & Adventures. We had wanted to take the Puffin tour, but ended up on the Whale (and Puffin) tour due to scheduling. We were staying in Bar Harbor but wanted to avoid the large vessels (and weak reviews) and thought it would be fun to drive to Milbridge. Captain Robertson was easy to communicate with via email, answering my questions and providing instruction. It was a pretty drive and the captain pulled up to the dock in the Milbridge Marina right on schedule. The Captain was kind and accommodating, always checking our comfort level and explaining our itinerary. On the way out to sea we saw osprey (and nest), harbor seals (adorable pups), and porpoises. Our favorite part of the trip was the puffin stop (also terns, razorbills, guillemot, etc.) We were the only ones there and were able to get quite close in our smaller vessel. It is a long way out the sea, but it was a beautiful day and Capt. Robertson pointed out birds along the way. When we got into the "ballpark" where whales had been spotted in the past, we all watched for movement. Finally we saw a finback whale! While the whale watching was fun, I preferred when we were closer to shore and probably would have preferred the puffin/shoreline trip. It was a great trip though--even though my son got seasick. Once again, the Captain was great, though. Recommend! Boat holds 6--Coleman portable toilet in the hull (like when you're camping).

Thank mindynate1
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Best whale watching tour ever! Capt. Robertson did everything he could to make our whale watching happen. We had a bit of bad luck with the foggy weather. He called the night before and rescheduled us for the afternoon. The fog was still pretty thick and he was hesitant to take us because he didn't want to take our money and not be able to find the whales in the fog. After convincing him we were willing to take our chances, we set out. We found 2 humpbacks that put on an unbelievable show! We were up close and personal because we were in a small boat with only 4 people in it, not a huge commercial boat where you might not be able to see over the person in front of you. We had the most amazing experience! Want a good dinner afterwards at an interesting little cafe, try the Fisherman's Wife Cafe, loved it!

1  Thank brella64
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Captain Robertson could not have been any more gracious or accomodating.   He is a knowledgeable guide, making sure we got great photo opportunities for puffins, bald eagles, osprey, brown seals, harbor seals, terns, razorbills - you name it, he knows where they are and will be happy to provide great factoids about them all.    

He will provide some gorgeous scenery, including lighthouses and don't miss out on
the island lobster bake!    He catches them & cooks up  a lavish spread while you hike and explore a gorgeous private island. He is an excellent host and takes care of everything.

He is honest & fair - just a great guy.

Whether a short trip or full day,  you should truly enjoy your time with Robertson Sea Tours!   -Next trip to Maine, these Texas landlubbers hope to book another adventure! 

2  Thank Cindylou4284
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We didn't have plans to stay in the area, but needed a break from the car on our way to Nova Scotia. We stayed at Elsa's Inn at Prospect Harbour (another recommendation!) and our hostess recommended this company to us for the lobster tour.

The tour was easy to schedule, the marina was easy to find, and Captain Jamie was an excellent tour guide. He prepared us for the possibility that there might not be any lobster in the traps as we were early in the season, but every trap had at least one lobster!! We had such a great time - he also took us over to some islands in the bay to see a lighthouse and wildlife.

It is obvious that Captain Jamie enjoys his work ~ I highly recommend this company for your vacation adventure!

Thank Whitleywalker
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We wanted to see some sea birds and we were delighted with a great tour that included lots of different sea birds, lighthouses and beautiful views. He was very responsive to our schedule and the boat landing was easy to find. Captain Robertson has been doing this for over a decade and has a lot of information to share. I would highly recommend him.

Thank Linda M
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