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Whale Watching in Maine

Whale Watch Boat The Humpback Whale, Pilot Whale, Northern Right Whale, Finback Whale, and the Minke Whale, all await your arrival in the Gulf of Maine. And, if whale watching in Maine...

...you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the endangered Sperm Whale.

Many of these incredible mammals are often on display as you cruise amongst the thousands of islands that dot the coast of Maine. However, they are not alone...

The northern Atlantic is also the summer home of other marine wildlife...

...including porpoises and dolphins...

...and many bird species (you'll LOVE the Atlantic Puffin) that either make this a stopover on their migratory route, or a nest for the season.

Also not to be missed when whale watching in Maine...

...are the lobstermen, who during Maine lobster season...

...hauling and setting their traps to ensure that everyone enjoys only the freshest of these crustaceans during their coastal Maine vacations!

First Chance Whale Watch
4 Western Avenue, Route 9
Kennebunk, ME 04043
207-967-5507
www.firstchancewhalewatch.com

Indian Whale Watch
5 Bay Avenue (Camp Ellis Pier)
Saco, ME 04072
207-251-3910 or 207-985-5993, 207.205.0287 (off season)
www.indianwhalewatch.com

Lethal Weapon Fishing Charters
Harbor Road (at end)
Wells Harbor, ME 04090
207-324-3430
www.lethalweaponfishing.com

Seafari Charters
7 Island Avenue
Kittery, ME 03904
207-439-5068
www.seafaricharters.com

Odyssey Whale Watch
170 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
207-775-0727
www.odysseywhalewatch.com

Portland, Maine vacation rentals...

Boothbay Whale Watch
22 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
888-WHALE ME, 207-633-3500
www.whaleme.com

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch
20 Wharf Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
800-636-3244, 207-633-3244
www.mainewhales.com

Old Quarry Ocean Adventures
130 Settlement Road
Stonington, ME 04645
207-367-8977
oldquarry.com/shop/boattrips.php

Boothbay Harbor rentals...

Bar Harbor Whale Watching Tours
1 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
888-WHALES-4 207-288-2386
www.barharborwhales.com

Downeast Charter Boat Tours
Lubec, ME 04652
207-733-2009
www.downeastcharterboattours.com

Easport Windjammers
104 Water Street (Head of the Breakwater)
Eastport, ME 04609
207-853-2500
www.eastportwindjammers.com

Robertson Sea Tours and Adventures
Bayview Street
Milbridge, ME 04658
207-483-6110 Cell: 207-461-7439
www.robertsonseatours.com

Hotels in Bar Harbor, Maine...

Capt. Riddle's Whale Watch Cruises
Campobello Island
New Brunswick, Canada
877-Finback, 506-2009
www.finback.com

Island Cruises
Campobello Island
New Brunswick, Canada
888-249-4400, 506-752-1107
www.bayoffundywhales.com

Please note... If you take a whale watch cruise that departs from Campobello Island, you will need to cross the border between the United States and Canada (via the FDR Memorial Bridge). A passport or passcard is required at the U.S. border.

Maine Best Whale Watching Dates

Humpback Whale It is during the warmer summer months that whales travel to the Gulf of Maine to spend the season feeding.

Although their daily schedules and feeding patterns can be somewhat predictable - so much so that some whale watching Maine tours even make whale sighting guarantees...

...the whales cover many square miles of water and at times can be elusive. But most Captains are relentless and will do their best to see that you don't return to shore disappointed.

How can you be sure to get the most our of your seafaring adventure? Pack a camera AND binoculars, if you have them!

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