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Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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Excellent Time Loved seeing the Whales

Wonderful time staff very friendly and knowledgeable . Enjoyed this experience my son says it was... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
kat82660
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Oakhurst, New Jersey
Lighthouse cruise

We went out for the lighthouse cruise and it was certainly worth the price of the ticket. We saw... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
LeadFoot2014
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Arkansas
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“humpback whales” (60 reviews)
“lighthouse tour” (79 reviews)
“top deck” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 West St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1900
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Wonderful time staff very friendly and knowledgeable . Enjoyed this experience my son says it was his favorite part of the whole time it was definitely one of my favorites.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

We went out for the lighthouse cruise and it was certainly worth the price of the ticket. We saw several lighthouses and the guide did an excellent job of describing them as well as several other points of interest.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a great company with a knowledgeable and accommodating staff.The trip is comfortable, you will see lots of birds and most likely see whales.

Thank Joel W
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

We did the whale watching tour and unfortunately saw no whales or wildlife at all besides a few birds. However, they did tell us at the beginning that the whales had been unpredictable recently and we were welcome to get off the boat and be...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We were lucky to have a beautiful warm sunny day for our trip. The guide was amazing, so knowledgeable and informative. We saw several eagles, which was wonderful and also seals and cormorants and other sea birds. We learned a lot of the history of...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Hi they really can't guarantee you seeing a whale and they don't return your money if you don't. We saw eagles and odd birds on our trip from inside a covered boat. It was hard to see anything through the plastic cover. Not worth the...More

Thank Ladyjeyes
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Very very disappointed with this company. Booked a whale watch months ago to receive an email the night before the tour stating that it had been cancelled due to high seas and bad weather. Strange, as the forecast was pretty awesome. Day of the tour,...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The wife and I traveled to Bar Harbor during our 42nd Wedding Anniversary, where we took a Whale Watching Tour with Bar Harbor Whale Watch. It was an excellent boat trip, which carried us out over fifty miles from Bar Harbor into Canadian waters where...More

1  Thank shinnerbock
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The Somme's Lighthouse Tour given by the Naturalist Jane (hope that's correct) was excellent. It was very informative. The Friendship V was clean and all crew members were very friendly. The tour started and ended on time and all of us were very pleased we...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Our whale watch trip was cancelled. We had given up the time on our trip to schedule this cruise. The locals told us this company does this all the time. Schedule something more reliable!

2  Thank jholmgre
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Elizabeth B
March 26, 2018|
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Response from LeadFoot2014 | Reviewed this property |
We went on October 1, 2017, and saw two humpback whales up close for a good while.
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David W
March 5, 2018|
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Response from PRNap | Reviewed this property |
You can see the rates for this year on their website
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