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Cap'n Fish's Puffin Nature Cruises

42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-3244
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Audubon Puffin Cruise

Saw lots of puffin and our Audubon naturalist was fantastic filling us in on the history and latest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Sacramento, California
Wow....Puffin like you wouldn't believe

We started out in the fog but by the time we got to the the island with the puffin it was clear... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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A Puffin-watching cruise is kind of like an ocean-going treasure hunt… you just never know what's going to show up! As we travel through Boothbay Harbor and search for all the marvelous sea creatures which call this area their home, seals often surface near the boat, or can be found sunning themselves on the rocks. A loon flies by. A Minke Whale surprises everyone with its sheer size and bulk. And, of course there are lighthouses, which we know as permanent treasures here on the New England coast.As the boat gets to Eastern Egg Rock, everyone is up and looking around for those pint-sized little Puffins. We scan the rocks and the skies, and then someone shouts, and lo and behold there is a group of Puffins sitting in the water, bobbing up and down, perhaps 50 or 60 feet from the boat. More fly by, and soon someone spots a bunch sitting on the granite boulders along shore.
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42 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-3244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Saw lots of puffin and our Audubon naturalist was fantastic filling us in on the history and latest data on the breeding program. Highly recommend this trip for anyone that loves nature.

Thank anniespickns
Reviewed 4 days ago

We started out in the fog but by the time we got to the the island with the puffin it was clear. The guide said he had never seen that many at one time and I believe it. Fantastic. Guide was very informative but would...More

Thank K720R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fog was a blessing in disguise, we sighted tons of birds and a few sunfish because it was so calm.

Thank jkhertz1129
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is by far one of the best wildlife cruises I've been on- It's a nice, short, 2.5 hours and yet you get so much! The boat brings you out to Eastern Egg Rock in the Gulf of Maine to see the puffins and then...More

Thank Holly F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely Fantastic. As it was late in the season they could not guarantee the Puffins would still be in the area but they were and it was thrilling. The Captain pointed out birds, seals, and porpoises during the trip out to the island that we...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to do this trip at the end of our Maine vacation. We have gone to Maine every summer for the last 15 years. Have done a few boat trips but this was our first Puffin trip. The boat was clean and the bathroom...More

Thank Ilsa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Granddaughter and I had a wonderful time. We saw lots of Puffins, Cormorants, a few seals and dolphins too. It's a great family trip.

Thank Betty D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed seeing the Puffins. The guides were good- when we got to the island they were very helpful noting where the puffins were so we could follow them. they took a good amount of time circling the island and making sure that both...More

Thank sspeck123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good experience, saw puffins, guillemots, harbor seals , porpoises, a Sunfish, and a Minke whale.

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing we wanted to accomplish on my short vacation was to see the puffins and get some pictures. On this trip both were accomplished. We saw more puffins than I could have ever expected. Certainly worth the time. Narration by an Audubon expert really...More

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31 January 2017|
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Response from CamperMike83 | Reviewed this property |
There is a chance you will see Puffins, but May is at the very beginning of their nesting season. June and July are the safest bets, and they return to sea after August.
Debbie L
27 July 2016|
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Response from mainewhales | Property representative |
yes as long as they are well behaved,there are dog tickets that can be purchased online or at our ticket booths,all dogs need a ticket to board.
26 July 2016|
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Response from sbwpanda | Reviewed this property |
June is a pretty good time to see Puffins. July is ideal. Cap'n Fish's does not go onto the island. Bold Coast Charter Company goes onto Machias Seal Island to see the puffins. They start taking reservations for 2017 in... More