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“8/02/2014 Cruise to Petit Manan Light”
Review of Downeast Coastal Cruises - CLOSED

Downeast Coastal Cruises
1 review
“8/02/2014 Cruise to Petit Manan Light”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

My family has had numerous Mid Coast and Down East cruises to remote islands and refuges over the years, It is a must for us to get out on the Maine coastal waters to view the seabird rookeries, rugged coast line, and learn about Maine coast dwellers' style of life. Folks we know in Jonesport ME recommended Captain Buzzy Shin when we indicated the we wished to find a way to cruise out to the Petit Manan light. We did so and were absolutely delighted . Captain Buzzy Shin was incredibly accommodating. He worked with us to find optimal weather conditions and got us out to the areas we were interested in visiting. Some of the sights included the wreck of a 19th century schooner at Milbridge landing, the Petit Manan light with its Atlantic Puffin, Black Guillemot, and other sea bird populations, and the Pond Island Light. Captain Buzzy has a knowledge of the waters, the lobster fishery, the inhabitants of these remote places, that can not be equaled. He comes from a Maine seafaring family that has sailed these waters for generations. If you have a chance, do not miss the opportunity to cruise with Captain Buzzy!

Visited August 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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“Nice time out on the boat”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

I have used Captain Buzzy Shin on two different visits to Milbridge. One time, he did an excursion where we pulled lobster traps with him. Another time he took us out to see the Petit Manan lighthouse and puffins. Buzzy is informative and nice, and his boat is nice and clean. We have really enjoyed our boat rides and sightseeing tours with Captain Buzzy!

Visited July 2014
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Pomfret, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Excursion”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We spent the entire week of our vacation trying to take a ride to see the puffins with Capt. Buzzy, but the fog kept us on land. Buzzy was extremely accommodating, and didn't want to take us out until he knew we would be able to see the sites. Finally, on our last day, the fog cleared just enough for us to take a harbor cruise (still too foggy in the Petit Marin area to see the puffins). It was a terrific ride and Buzzy was so grateful for our flexibility throughout the week that he threw in several lobsters for our dinner that night at no extra charge. See if THAT ever happens somewhere else! If you're visiting hte Milbridge area, make sure you contact Capt. Buzzy for a great time out on the water.

Visited August 2014
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3 reviews
“Puffins!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We recently took a trip to see wild puffins in Maine. We contacted Captain Buzzy after having him being recommended by a local store owner. He did a great job. Attentive, organized, on time, always making sure we were ok on the boat and getting great angles for our photographs. If you are in Maine and want to go see Puffins we really recommend an outing with Captain Buzzy.

Visited July 2014
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Robinson, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Great coastal boat ride”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went with Captain Buzzy on July 18th it was a great trip .He's very knowledgeable, he answered all our questions silly or not.He's a lot of fun & caring the water was a little rough & a couple of us were worried about sea sickness, he would stop & make sure we were ok before we headed out further. Saw many beautiful things .Had a great trip definitely go out with him you'll have a great time & learn a lot! Went with my sister, her son & wife if my sister & I were to go again we would go on the lobster cooking trip.

Visited July 2014
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