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“Great Experience!”

Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company
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Owner description: The Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a variety of boat tours for all ages that show different sights and wildlife in the area around Mount Desert Island, Maine. The tours that we offer include a Puffin and Whale Watching trip, and Whale Watching tour, a Historical Lighthouse tour, a Nature Cruise, a Lobster Fishing and Seal Watching Tour, and a tour to Baker Island. We also have a gift shop in our ticket office, where you can purchase souvenirs during your time in town. We hope to see you on one (or more!) of our boat tours so we can show you why Bar Harbor, Maine is such a special place!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We recently traveled to the Bar Harbor, Maine area for a quick vacation.

We called Bar Harbor Whale Watch the evening we arrived to reserve tickets for the morning sailing. The salesperson my wife spoke with was very helpful, double checking each step of the process, then making sure that we were informed of the need to dress in layers and much heavier than you would have thought. They carefully explained that there would be as much as a 25 degree difference in the temperatures we felt in town to the area (about 20 Miles out on the open ocean) where we would hopefully see whales.

A nice touch on the BHWW's part is that, if you do not see whales, they offer you a voucher that can be used for up to 3 years after your trip

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Informative, Scenic and Fun”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This tour was much more than our imagination. I was expecting a routine boat trip, some cool photo snaps and thats all. But I was thankfully wrong. They are so good and so professional. They explained the theory and history of lobster catching. They were very knowledgeable about the area and sea animals. They showed us catching lobsters and later jelly fish. We got chance to touch and feel many small sea creatures. We went very close to seals as well. Its an adventure trip for whole family. You would have fun and you would learn.

Visited August 2014
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delightful cruise”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Through this company, we took their nature and sightseeing cruise. "G" was our tour guide and was quite knowledgeable about the history of Bar Harbor and its many islands that we got to see. We also saw peregrine falcons, seals, and an eagle along the way. The staff was great as well and offered their binoculars to the passengers so we could get a look at everything. The boat is comfortable and it is smooth sailing. This was another great way to see Bar Harbor. It was informative, interesting and relaxing. Highly recommend this tour to add to your to do list.

Visited August 2014
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“Amazing from start to finish”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

4 hour tour taking you from Frenchman's Bay in Bar Harbor. They gave us a disclaimer that there may be fog in the morning. You could have taken another cruise or gotten money back. I'm so glad we stayed. Get there early, seats fill fast! We were late, but didn't mind standing along side of boat for most of cruise. Dress warm, it is at least 10 degrees cooler than actual air temp if not cooler! Naturalist was great and passionate about her job. We were lucky to see many whales, huge pod of dolphins, harbor porpoises and many puffins! Bring a good pair of binoculars for puffins. You are a good 200-500 yard from island to view them. The caption is very patient in giving both sides of boat plenty of views. Definitely worth the money for us. Hopefully you will have similar experience.

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Colden, New York
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Excellent boat ride, staff was highly knowledgeable and very friendly. Would definitely recommend going if visiting Bar Harbor. Beautiful sights and lots of whales!

Visited August 2014
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