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Best town (&cruise line) for wildlife viewing on coast

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Best town (&cruise line) for wildlife viewing on coast

We'll be travelling from Bar Harbor to Portland, by car, for a week, staying in Camden and Bar Harbor. We've been researching 2-3 hour cruises that have wildlife (ideally in addition to beautiful scenery).

Is there any certain town or cruise line that is better for taking wildlife cruises? I've found some in and near Bar Harbor and Camden already but I'd ideally like to find the one that has the best wildlife sightings! Or is it pretty much the same in any town, in which case we will decide based on what best first our schedule. Thanks!

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1. Re: Best town (&cruise line) for wildlife viewing on coast

Hardy boat tours in new harbor are connected with project puffin and they do tours out to east egg rock

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2. Re: Best town (&cruise line) for wildlife viewing on coast

Phishkabob --

Most of the coastal cruises will give you a good look at ocean-based sea life... few of them even pretend to offer Maine "wildlife" like (moose, bear, deer, etc) because, in large part, those animals are not coastal creatures, but tend to live in the inland Maine uplands. Some of the best sealife cruises we've taken over the years have been the ranger-led cruises in Bar Harbor, offered by local cruise lines in conjunction with the Park, including a Park Naturalist on board to do the narration. Some cruise lines specialize in specific sea life -- whale watches, the puffin cruises noted above, seal cruises -- kind of depends on whether you're looking for specific ocean life or just a general mix....

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