Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co, Bar Harbor

3.8
#3 of 10 in Wildlife in Bar Harbor
Dolphin / Whale Watching · Nature / Wildlife Tour
Come see the largest animals on earth and be amazed at their beauty and mystery. Our whale watching boats are large, comfortable, and stable jet-powered catamarans. Tours are professionally narrated and include whale scientists onboard each trip. We are the largest boating tour company in Maine and offer lighthouse and national park, lobster fishing and seal watching, puffin and seabird tours; and Frenchman Bay Nature Cruises. Sailing location and ticket sales are located at 1 West Street, next to the Bar Harbor town pier.

2017 Schedule



Whales and Puffins

3 1/2 to 4 hours

May 25 – June 20……………….12:00 pom

June 21 – August 19……………...8:30 am*

* Puffins through approximately late-August



Whales

3 to 3 1/2 hours

June 21 – Sept. 3 …..………….. 1:00 pm

August 20 – Sept. 3 ……………. 8:30 am

Sept. 6 – late Oct ………...……..12:00 pm

Sunset Whale Watch

3 to 3 1/2 hours

July 5- Sept. 3.…..………….. 4:30 pm*

* No Sunday Tours

* Adults 18 & over must show photo ID to board



Lighthouse and National Park Tour - Bay King III

3 hours

May 19 –Sept. 4………….9:30 am*

Somes Sound Lighthouse and National Park Tour - Bay King III

3 hours

Sept. 4 - end of Oct..............9:30 am

Grand Slam US/Canada 18 Lighthouse Tour - July 29 - 9:00 am to 6:00pm

Mid-Coast 16 Lighthouse Photography Tour - August 19 - 8:00am to 6:30pm

Downeast Lights - Sept. 16 - 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Bar Harbor to Bangor: Penobscot River Fall Foliage Tour - October 14 - 9:00am to 6:00 pm

Nature and Sightseeing Cruise - Bay King III

2 hours

May 19 – end of Oct. ...………………1:15 pm

June 17– August 7………………..... 3:30 pm

Sunset Happy Hour Nature Cruise

2 hours

June 17 - July 17….……………. 6:15

July 18 - August 2………….......... 6:00

August 3 - August 12……….….. 5:45

August 13 - August 21……….... 5:30

August 22 - August 30............... 5:15

August 31 - Sept. 7........................ 5:00

Sept. 8 - Sept. 15...................... 4:45

Sept. 16 - Sept. 22.................... 4:30



Baker Island Acadia National Park Tour

M/V Miss Samantha

8:00am to 1:15pm

June 17, 21, 22, 24, 27

July- August - Tours run Tues./ Wed./ Thurs./ Sat.

Sept. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16*

*Acadia National Park Rangers guide this tour



Lobster Fishing/ Seal Watching Cruise

1 & 3/4 hour

May 12 – June 17…..................…10:30*,1:45

June 18 – Sept. 4 ..…………….10:30*,1:45, 3:45

Sept. 5 – Oct. 9 …………….1:45, 3:45,

* 10:30 tours available when Baker Island/ Acadia National Park Tour does not run
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  • We ordered our tickets for the September 5th, 11 AM Whale Watch Tour, through our motel in Bar Harbor. Got there around 10:15 and was able to board and get a good viewing area. We chose the main deck....  more »
  • We took the 1pm Nature Cruise with 3 kids. Ship was very Covid Conscious. Depending on the weather, you may want to sit inside. You must mask up while inside, Otherwise you have the top deck and...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! Got to see several humpback whales and lots of great seabirds! The crew were all very nice and they had a very knowledgeable guide on board. If you're in Bar Harbor I highly recommend going on a whale watch!
  • Love it and saw whales! Great visit and friendly staff.

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