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Address: 31 Johnson St, Lubec, ME 04652-1034
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Great way to see the ocean

Captain Ralph took us on an excellent tour on the Lorna Doone. We saw eagles and seals (no whales, sadly) and got great views of the Old Sow Whirlpool. We went out on a cool... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
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North Oxford, Massachusetts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Captain Ralph took us on an excellent tour on the Lorna Doone. We saw eagles and seals (no whales, sadly) and got great views of the Old Sow Whirlpool. We went out on a cool drizzly day; blankets are provided, but make sure to dress warmly. Bathrooms are on the dock, but none on board the boat. Captain Ralph was... More 

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Harborton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently went on my second tour with Downeast Charter - we saw quite a few Minke whales - some of which were identified by name by the captain (they had distinguishing features that set them apart from the others). Of course it was very exciting to see whales up close; however, the captain also was well acquainted with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This past week I took this boat tour for the 5th time, to escort visiting friends and family, and I must compliment Captain Ralph for making it great every time, depending on what is happening on the ocean and environs. It is worth going back again and again, if you are able, because it is not the same all the... More 

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Lubec, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just got back from my first boat tour with Downeast Charter Boat Tours. Great tour of Cobscook Bay. Saw several harbor porpoises, a minke whale and also a finback whale during the tour. Got some nice pics of the Old Sow Whirlpool, second largest whirlpool in the world. Captain Ralph was a great tour guide and took us around to... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We never do tours, but decided to splurge on a whale watch, since we'd heard the herring were out-migrating and there was a good chance of seeing some pods feeding. Now I can't imagine the trip without this tour! There is no better way to see the gorgeous scenery and wildlife of the Passamaquoddy Bay. We were walk-ins, and Carol... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Captain Ralph and his wife Carol set you up for a great experience.We saw whales ,seals ,eagles and countless other birds.If we saw nothing and it was just a boat ride it was worth the trip.You see many lighthouse and the scenery is brilliant.Ant time we are in Lubec we will do it again.

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Calais, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a great time, loved being on the ocean. Saw 4 whales, 6 eagles, seals, light house. Captain Ralph did a great job of showing us the animals and other sites. Would love to go again.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We took a tour with Captain Ralph earlier this week and it was a delight from start to finish. Carol was wonderful about arranging times to suit our schedule and Captain Ralph provided a very thorough tour. We saw a seal, whales, eagles and porpoises. Experiencing the area from the water provides a different perspective to the whole Lubec experience.... More 

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Millville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

So happy to take my son, daughter-in-law and grandson on Captain Ralph's lovely little craft to see the sights of the harbor in Lubec, ME. Captain Ralph's expertise with the area lends an enjoyable experience in this beautiful treasure of Maine and New Brunswick. He never fails to find the interesting wildlife and shares so many interesting facts about the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We took the tour yesterday and had an absolutely wonderful experience. We saw seals, whales (2), bald eagles (3), a loon and an osprey and too many porpoise to count! Captain Ralph took extra time to get us as close as possible to the whales that were surfacing near us. Thanks for the memories!

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