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Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

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Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

In August we are staying in Ogunquit or Kennebunkport, Boothbay Harbor, and Bar Harbor. Which of these towns is the best place to book a whale watching tour and a lobster boat tour?

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1. Re: Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

We did a lobster boat tour at Perkins cove, Ogunquit, very nice there!

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2. Re: Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

Not sure what you mean by best- best opportunity to see, or most number of choices? Kennebunkport has many different options for whale watching, lobster boats, sailing cruises, etc., but I can't speak to whether they are better than Bar Harbor in terms of what you experience.

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3. Re: Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

I was trying to get at where to get to best experience...it appears these are offered in each town, but I was wondering whether you see more whales, for example, in Bar Harbor versus the southern Main towns?

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4. Re: Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

Data I have seen showing the distribution of whale sightings in the Gulf of Maine shows the highest concentration by far off the mid-coast area (i.e. offshore of the Kennebec River), suggesting that boats out of Boothbay Harbor (or possibly Portland) might give you the best chance of actually seeing a whale.

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5. Re: Best location for whale watching and lobster boat tours?

We enjoyed Lulu the Lobster Boat in Bar Harbor.

http://lululobsterboat.com/

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