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Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-2300
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Great boat tour of the coast off Bar Harbor

We took the Islander Puffins, Seabirds, and Lighthouses tour today. Though a bit cloudy and on the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
emitcharion
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Goldsboro, Maryland
Nice tour

A very nice tour , not as exciting as some of the others we have been . nice relaxing long tour... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Rustie_11
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Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank emitcharion
anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 19 September 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 20 September 2016

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

Reviewed 28 June 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

1  Thank Andrea W
anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Puffins, Seabirds & Lighthouses Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 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

Reviewed 19 June 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

1  Thank LisaWCoralSprings
Reviewed 19 June 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

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 11 June 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.

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

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

Reviewed 9 June 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

1  Thank SGDGMA07
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We took the 3 1/2 hr. "Islander" boat tour which provided us with lots of wonderful sightings. Well narrated. The guide picked out and pointed our viewing to many things we would have missed. seals, eagles, falcons, terns, different types of ducks, puffins, and the...More

1  Thank NHNana
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We to the 3.5 hour puffin lighthouses tour. I was able to get some great photo of the light houses and the harbor seals. The crew was great at explaining the trip and the area. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed it. I would...More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We're delighted you were able to come out with us...I hope your whole visit to Bar Harbor was splendid! Diane Smith

Reviewed 23 July 2015

I've always wanted to go to Maine to see the lighthouses. On this trip we saw lighthouses, seals & puffins. I had no idea what a puffin was but soon found out and was glad we had the "wealth of knowledge" tour guide. We had...More

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Kaitlin J
When is the best time to go and see Puffins? Thanks
17 April 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
What is the cost for this tour?
10 November 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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Geanette1
What is the cost for this tour?
10 November 2015|
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Response from Diane S | Property representative |
Per adult is $51.00 for the 3&1/2 hour Puffin/Lighthouse/Seabird tour
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