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Cap'n Fish's Puffin Nature Cruises

42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-3244
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The Puffin tour, with the Audubon Naturalist is WONDERFUL!!!!

Today four of us took the puffin tour with Cap'n Fish's. on the Pink Lady II. It was wonderful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
West New York NJ

We had a fabulous trip to see the puffins! There were so many of them and lots of other birds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ossipee, New Hampshire
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A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you just never know what's going to show up! As we travel through Boothbay Harbor and search for all the marvelous sea creatures which call this area their home, seals often surface near the boat, or can be found sunning themselves on the rocks. A loon flies by. A Minke Whale surprises everyone with its sheer size and bulk. And, of course there are lighthouses, which we know as permanent treasures here on the New England coast.As the boat gets to Eastern Egg Rock, everyone is up and looking around for those pint-sized little Puffins. We scan the rocks and the skies, and then someone shouts, and lo and behold there is a group of Puffins sitting in the water, bobbing up and down, perhaps 50 or 60 feet from the boat. More fly by, and soon someone spots a bunch sitting on the granite boulders along shore.
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42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-3244
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Reviewed yesterday

Today four of us took the puffin tour with Cap'n Fish's. on the Pink Lady II. It was wonderful. Bridget, the Naturalist, provided detailed information on the birds we would see along with the puffins, as we went out to one of (forgive me but...More

Thank Patricia6600
Reviewed yesterday

We had a fabulous trip to see the puffins! There were so many of them and lots of other birds, porpoises and a seal pup.The fog lifted just enough and we had a really nice ride on the boat with great views of the harbor...More

Thank judyfhcg
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time. We spotted 5 porpoises. The puffins were a lot smaller than I expected but I got a few good pictures. Next time a better camera with a telephoto lens but that was my fault for not being prepared. The people...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time even in the fog! kept kids engaged and excited. Got to see lots of puffins and other rare birds.

Thank Bluepigdiner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellant, informative, only negative was $25 parking! Get there early & find parking in town. Great crew, we had calm water & warm. Egg rock island was full of birds. Good cruise.

Thank fconorozzo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great sea day - calm and sunny. The kids enjoyed sitting in the front of the boat where it was windy and chilly, even in July. We wore jeans, jackets, and hats. The captain and guides were wonderful. We brought our own...More

Thank heidi h
Reviewed 5 days ago

Best excursion I've ever been on! Next time I'm up in Boothbay Harbor, I won't hesitate to take another cruise!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upper deck was full on this cloudy day. We saw "rafts" of puffins and guillemots! and the occasional seal and dolphin. The Audubon guides were excellent. Super trip. The Captain was very good at pointing out birds too.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice cruise overall. On our way to Eastern Egg Rock Island, the captain pointed out places of interest such as lighthouses and forts. Then, the Audubon naturalists gave us some information about the birds that we would most probably see during the cruise as...More

Thank Bloubliu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took 2 trips with Cap'n Fish, the first was the puffin trip. Went out to East Egg Rock and the puffins were everywhere- in the water, in the air. Great commentary from a guide from Audubon Society. The second trip was the Kennebec River...More

Thank Lydia M
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31 January 2017|
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Response from CamperMike83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a chance you will see Puffins, but May is at the very beginning of their nesting season. June and July are the safest bets, and they return to sea after August.
Debbie L
27 July 2016|
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Response from mainewhales | Property representative |
yes as long as they are well behaved,there are dog tickets that can be purchased online or at our ticket booths,all dogs need a ticket to board.
26 July 2016|
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Response from sbwpanda | Reviewed this property |
June is a pretty good time to see Puffins. July is ideal. Cap'n Fish's does not go onto the island. Bold Coast Charter Company goes onto Machias Seal Island to see the puffins. They start taking reservations for 2017 in... More