Shore Excursion Details

Bar Harbor Whale Watching

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor Whale Watching


  • 51/2
    hrs Estimate Duration

There is a great abundance of marine life in the Gulf of Maine. Your destination is 20 miles south of Bar Harbor, the feeding grounds of the larger whales. Travel aboard the one of the fastest, largest, most luxurious whale watch catamarans in North America. All equipped with the latest in navigation and communication equipment. The vessel has full galley and bar service (not included in the price of the tour), and excellent viewing from all three decks. Stable, fun and propelled by water jets; safe for whales and the environment.

Along the way, your crew will point out wildlife sightings such as Harbor porpoise, seals and a great variety of Pelagic seabirds. Offshore, search for pods of Pilot whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphin, sharks such as basking, blue and Mako and schools of Bluefin tuna. Commonly encountered are Humpbacks, Finbacks and Minke whales and occasionally, Northern Right whales. Your naturalist will describe each whale’s behavior, adaptation to life in the ocean and conservation issues affecting their survival.

Need to Know:

Note: All adult participants must show a valid photo I.D. to board the whale watch vessel. We recommend that you dress warmly, wear a jacket, layered clothing, rubber-soled shoes, hat and gloves and bring sunglasses and sunscreen as it is much cooler on the open ocean. Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.



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