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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

#4 of 25 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bar Harbor Features Animals
1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
+1 207-288-2386
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Great tour experiences!

We took 2 of their tours, Lighthouse tour and the Sunset Whale tour and both were very good and I... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2015
Michael S
Atlanta, Georgia
It is a Grand Slam Lighthouse Tour

The annual Grand Slam Lighthouse tour was spectacular. This is our second year to take the special... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Wayne A
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
+1 207-288-2386
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We took 2 of their tours, Lighthouse tour and the Sunset Whale tour and both were very good and I would recommend both. On the lighthouse tour you get an in depth tour of the coast from Bar Harbor to Bass Harbor light. You only...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The annual Grand Slam Lighthouse tour was spectacular. This is our second year to take the special lighthouse tour. The crew and naturalists made it a memorable trip visiting over 20 lighthouse all the way up to Canada. It was a 9+ hour trip but...More

1  Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 31 July 2015

If you are in Bar Harbor than put aside some time to go on a whale watching trip. Its a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. Its an amazing experience to see these creatures out in the ocean. Its a great thrill to...More

1  Thank SarahCleveOH
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great time! We saw 5 humpback whales. Dress warm. It is MUCH colder out on the water. Remember to get some motion sickness medicine. Also, they have a great variety of coats, shirts, jackets, etc. in their store fro very reasonable prices. The guide was...More

Thank alm122
Reviewed 30 July 2015

As they will tell you and a lot of here reviews...it is warm on land and cold at sea....believe it and take a raincoat.....fog will kill you....you may get to see it all or none.....they do cancel if it is too bad so watch the...More

Thank slamme
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Last weekend (July 25th), I went on the Grand Slam Lighthouse Cruise and it was awesome! It was a 9 hour cruise and included 17 lighthouses from Bar Harbor to Grand Manan and the Bay of Fundy. The boat held all 180 of us quite...More

Thank Jerilyn D
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Maybe our expectations were too high. We were so excited about this trip. If the staff offers to rebook you on a different cruise before your cruise leaves because of fog, take them up on it. We are from Florida and have all spent time...More

1  Thank fischk
Reviewed 28 July 2015

When we left dock it was mid 80 degrees...sunny, slight breeze. When we got out from shore the temps steadily dropped! If you go in mid summer bring heavy polar fleece or light down coats and hats...you will still be chilly but comfortable enough! Crazy...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The staff were very informative & knowledgable. My only downfall is that the boat can hold a LOT of people, at least 500 - 600, & although there is plenty of seating for all these people, once there is something to see, everyone crowds around...More

Thank Summerssun
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Great trip. We saw 7 humpbacks and were surrounded by white sided dolphins that came right up to the boat. The naturalist was fantastic with lots of great facts. It was a trip to remember

Thank Maxwell S
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We will be in Bar Harbor on June 18 to 20. Should we buy our tickets (2 adults) before we arrive, or is it safe to purchase them that weekend? Or that day/
2 May 2017|
Response from Blok | Reviewed this property |
Being a weekend I would advise to make a reservation through internet. Easy to do and you will be sure to have a seat. We were there on a weekday in September, so no holiday, but tour was packed.
does it go to crabby island for lobster dinner?
23 April 2017|
Response from Zack K | Property representative |
If you purchase the lobster bake dinner it is next door to our dock at Stewman's Downtown in Bar Harbor. Thanks, BHWW
Are dogs allowed? We have a 16 year old Bijon that stays in a stroller.
8 April 2017|
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