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Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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amazing ride but because it is a single hull boat, it gets rough out on choppy waters

Would have given it a 6 star but for the rocky boat and people throwing up. All were forewarned but... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Linda B
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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My wife and I had the pleasure of taking their Puffin, Lighthouse, and Sea Birds tour and what an... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Steve B
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Offering 3 & 1/2 hour Puffins, Lighthouses and Seabirds trip, leaving daily at 1:15 p.m. from Bar Harbor, Maine. Explore the highlights of our beautiful coast including Winter Harbor, Petit Manan and Egg Rock Lighthouses. Birds seen on this tour include: puffins, razorbills, murres, guillemots, shearwaters, terns, gulls, jaegers, various raptors, ducks, geese and waders. This trip includes extended viewing of Petit Manan Lighthouse, one of only seven islands in Maine where Atlantic Puffins nest.
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Would have given it a 6 star but for the rocky boat and people throwing up. All were forewarned but didn't take heed. Guess it was the riders fault not the company. Decided to go out on the Puffins, Lighthouse and Seabird trip, We were...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

No matter what boat you are on - once it's offshore - the water can be very choppy and unpredictable. We always try to give people needed information prior to taking this offshore puffin trip that it is not for everyone - or at least...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of taking their Puffin, Lighthouse, and Sea Birds tour and what an amazing experience! Not only did we see all of the above, but we saw Harbor seals and breathtaking scenery! The crew was fantastic and helped to...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review - we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We did the 4 hr puffin,lighthouse tour on the Islander. It was amazing. The guide was very informative. We saw 3 lighthouses and were given history of each. We were taken to a puffin island and a seal island. It was unreal what we saw....More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We took the Islander Puffins, Seabirds, and Lighthouses tour today. Though a bit cloudy and on the cool side, the tour delivered everything promised - three old lighthouses, close views of puffins, razorbill auks, and cormorants, and hundreds of seals resting on the rocks at...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We love our puffin trip and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us out on the ocean! Diane Smith Operations Manager

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

A very nice tour , not as exciting as some of the others we have been . nice relaxing long tour . Saw three lighthouses. Didn't see any puffins ,saw a few seals ,not much else ,. Oh and we saw multimillion dollar cottages .

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

Thank you for your review - I hope your whole Bar Harbor stay was enjoyable. Diane Smith

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Reviewed June 28, 2016

We went out on this cruise today. The weather was perfect and so was the tour. We got to see many different birds including puffins. Also saw five lighthouses and tons of seals in addition to beautiful scenery. A few suggestions...sit in the back of...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed your trip with us, and hope your entire Bar Harbor stay was memorable. Diane Smith

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

We recently went on this very long ( 3 1/2 hour) boat tour and was disappointed with what we saw. It was 2 hours too long. We only saw 3 lighthouses, some seals and puffins from very far away.For what we paid ($51) I thought...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016

My wife and I took the Puffins, Lighthouses, and Seabirds cruise in mid-June. This is a 3.5 hour cruise and we weren't quite sure what to expect. Thankfully we had been warned that it might get cool out on the water, so my wife dressed...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We saw puffins, eagles, harbor seals, harbor porpoise and other cool sea birds, along with some lovely lighthouses. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. Bring an extra jacket, but there's blankets in case you need them.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2016

Thank you for your kind review...we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us while in Bar Harbor! Diane Smith

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Reviewed June 8, 2016

pack for cold and wet, but a terrific time. guides are great. Saw lots of wildlife, puffins are awesome, plus lots of razorbacks, guillemots, Bald eagles, seals, porpoises, on and on. weather good on short, but went through periods of rain, so pack for cold...More

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Acforte
June 29, 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Unfortunately we only do this tour through the end of June. Project Puffin out of Rockland, Maine probably has great information on who may do it in July & August.
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Kaitlin J
April 17, 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, Puffins are in our area from about mid May through mid August. Our boat only does trips in May and June...but anytime until mid August is a good time to see them here. Thank you for your inquiry. Diane Smith
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Geanette1
November 10, 2015|
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Response from Diane S | Property representative |
This tour is $51.00 per adult. The trip is about 3 & 1/2 hours total. Thank you for your inquiry... Diane Smith Acadian Boat Tours
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