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Bold Coast Charter Company

Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
+1 207-259-4484
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Once in a lifetime experience with Captain Andy

We had come to Maine because Puffins were on our bucket list. We had researched sighting locations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
Salt Lake City, Utah
Incredible experience!

The trip to Seal Island was terrific! Captain Andy and first mate Brandon were extremely helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cutler Harbor, Cutler, ME 04626
+1 207-259-4484
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had come to Maine because Puffins were on our bucket list. We had researched sighting locations all around the world, but only this tour allowed the possibility of being on an island with puffins. It was beyond amazing. Thanks to favorable sea conditions we...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip to Seal Island was terrific! Captain Andy and first mate Brandon were extremely helpful and safety conscious. They can't control the weather, but they do all they can to ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers. Captain Andy is very knowledgeable about...More

Thank photogal17
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Our trip to Machias Seal Island with Captain Andy was spectacular. Andy was very knowledgeable about the natural history of the birds. Andy had an assistant onboard who was studying marine biology and fisheries at the U of Maine. He was also was very knowledgeable...More

Thank mauryandbethohio
Reviewed 2 July 2017

If you want to see, photograph, experience, and be close to Puffins, then Machias Seal Island is the place! And the only way to get there is with Andy Patterson, owner and operator of Bold Coast Charter Company, out of Cutler Harbor. When I say...More

Thank KesDonahue
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We went with Captain Andy on this incredible excursion. It was an amazing experience. HIGHLY recommend!!

Thank Wldcelt
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a magical experience if you are a nature lover. I have always loved puffins and did my Maine itinerary around the availability of spots on the bold coast charter trip to Machias Seal island. You need to plan ahead because there are only...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

What an *unforgettable* and exciting nature experience! 10 miles offshore there's another world! Fascinating seabirds everywhere! Thousands of puffins and other birds you'll never see from shore. Capt Andy and Tyler are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and a pleasure to ride over with. They keep you safe,...More

Thank birdwatcher132
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Simply put, if you have ANY interest in nature, you MUST do this! To walk the paths around Machias Seal Island, and be surrounded by hundreds of Puffins and Razorbills, is a moment of ecstasy. The ride out is stunning and the boat's crew is...More

Thank GrampyW
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have loved puffins for as long as I can remember and have always wanted to see them in their own habitat...instead of behind glass at a zoo. I originally booked a cruise 30 yrs ago but ALL cruises were stopped due to people poaching...More

2  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This trip was on my grandson's bucket list for his Maine adventure. He was not disappointed! He had written a paper on Puffins 5 years ago for school and wanted to see one in person. We left in heavy fog and rough seas. Grandma got...More

1  Thank Kewball428
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30 March 2016|
Response from srodday | Reviewed this property |
At this point, usually Jan, Feb, Mar they booking have started. You can call to see if there is anything available. If not, consider these other puffin tours -- you don't land, but you do see them. Google Maine and Project... More
jen b
23 December 2015|
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Response from garbagecollector | Reviewed this property |
I had a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25. It's a fairly simple zoom compared to the cameras most people had, yet I got fantastic close-ups of the puffins. I also had a separate old flip video camera for taking videos. Again, this... More