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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

#7 of 26 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bar Harbor Features Animals
1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
+1 207-288-2386
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Lighthouse tour

We had to take the lighthouse tour as a consolation prize due to whale watch tour cancellation due... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melanie L
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Valparaiso, Indiana
Whale watching trip was a waste

We went on the 4:30pm whale watching trip 4 days ago. The trip was not a "cruise" but was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael355
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New York City, New York
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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!
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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Reviewed yesterday

We had to take the lighthouse tour as a consolation prize due to whale watch tour cancellation due to rough seas. Very disappointed as seeing a whale is on my bucket list and was to be a highlight of our Maine vacation. With that said,...More

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed yesterday

We went on the 4:30pm whale watching trip 4 days ago. The trip was not a "cruise" but was incredibly bumpy and choppy and pitching, and made almost everyone nauseous. The boat went out at top speed for over an hour, and my kids were...More

Thank Michael355
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Boat was very clean, they did a good job turning boat around so everyone could see everything. Nothing great but nothing bad either worth the $32

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really cool way to spend the evening. You cruise around Bar Harbor and enjoy some drinks while the tour guide explains some of the local history and points out some local wild life. For the money it was an excellent little tour.

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

THe whale watch cruise delivered as stated..we took the 8:30 boat for whale watch and puffins...try to arrive early early for parking on street past the hotel is free all day, or park at hotel for $3 an hour..we stood on side rail entire time...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a nature and sightseeing cruise and had a wonderful time. We were lucky to have good weather. We were very fortunate to have a wonderful naturalist on board who generously shared her knowledge and love for the area.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get to see the whales. Not once but several times during our evening at sea. Plus heading back to port into a beautiful sunset! Keep in mind it is colder on the water so bring a jacket or sweater, hat...More

Thank roverirish
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got our tickets online and our first outing was cancelled due to fog. They did send an email telling us, but we were already on the island. We rescheduled. They did tell us on board that the chance of seeing whales was lower than...More

Thank lkuta13
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your wildlife safari! Thank you for your recommendations to other passengers, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

big boat with a very knowledgeable naturalist. we went about 100 miles round trip out to a great island populated by puffins and terns. saw a jellyfish, dolphin, giant sunfish, but sadly no whales. the kids still loved it and they do let you come...More

Thank Jay V
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! We are glad to hear you were able to see whales and lots of other wildlife on the tour. We are also sorry to hear you got sea sick! Many people do not realize that we have to travel 20-30 miles offshore to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The whales were cool but it's a bumpy hour out and hour back and along the way lots of people get sea sick and it makes others get sick as well. Grossness on water. Take Dramamine and use those seasick bands - don't look at...More

1  Thank Awsomeinc
Zack K, Guest Relations Manager at Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you! We are happy to hear you were able to see whales on your tour. Many people do not realize that we have to travel 20-30 miles offshore to the whale feeding grounds. We always recommend motion sickness remedies and warm clothing. If the...More

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mtsnowolf
5 July 2017|
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Response from Zack K | Property representative |
In Bar Harbor, we see humpback, fin, and minke whales. It is likely to see the whales in September, but every year and day is different. Call us at 207-288-2386 closer to September to get updated on our recent sightings! I... More
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nradabaugh7
30 June 2017|
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Response from Zack K | Property representative |
We recommend at least booking your trip a week in advance. July and August tend to be busy months!
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Theresa G
22 June 2017|
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We allow all dogs on the lighthouse and nature cruises
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