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“a wildlife adventure”
Review of Basin Preserve

Basin Preserve
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Bassin is not to be missed if you are up for a kayak that will take you within feet of amazing encounters with wildlife. In the space of less than two hours, we came within several feet of seals basking in the sun on rocks or playing in the sea near us, a gorgeous white heron, a flotilla of baby ducks, great and double crested cormorants ... and many, many more birds. The area is pristine and so well protected that you feel as if you are miles away.

1  Thank Jeanne W
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Gorgeous views, took lots of pictures. Beautiful and peaceful with hiking trails. May get to see seals!

2  Thank K254M
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I've been here about 50 times. Each time the beauty of the Basin is more apparent than the last. It's a great place to sit on the rocks and listen to the wind, or watch the seals swim by, or bald eagles and geese fly by. There are windmills visible across the basin, but they don't spoil the natural beauty. There are four trails that lead to the water. Go. Explore. Hike. Relax. Swim. Picnic. Go. Stay a few nights on Vinalhaven.

4  Thank Anthony M
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

"Lose yourself" on the meandering hiking trails that will lead you to the well-known Seal Basin. The Vinalhaven Land Trust has done a masterful job clearing and mapping trails to ultimately lead one to multiple opportunities to view seals sunning on rocks. Low tide is the best time to come; seals will be more likely to show themselves during the low tides. Also, there is a sandy trail that allows hikers to cross over to a small island for a better view. This path is only visible during low tides and will be completely submerged during high tide. Be sure to bring binoculars. This is a moderately easy hike but there are many tree roots that could be treacherous. Such a beautiful , traqnquil spot!!

6  Thank Bakerz
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