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Hardy Boat Cruise

132 Maine Street, Shaw's Wharf, New Harbor, ME 04554
+1 800-278-3346
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Trip to Monhegan Island

The Hardy Boat offers several different types of trips. One is a ferry to Monhegan Island. This is... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Monticello, Florida
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In the summer, if you wish convenience, and a sense of welcome on your way to Monhegan, this is the... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Daniel B
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132 Maine Street, Shaw's Wharf, New Harbor, ME 04554
+1 800-278-3346

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Hardy Boat offers several different types of trips. One is a ferry to Monhegan Island. This is a must see magical place. You can hike to the cliffs for a fabulous view, wander the forests complete with fairy houses, visit the shipwreck, visit the...More

Thank Bashaboo
Reviewed 12 November 2016

In the summer, if you wish convenience, and a sense of welcome on your way to Monhegan, this is the boat to use. The staff are so very welcoming, that never do you feel one of a million.The greetings and the service are authentic. Al...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had a reservation for a ferry ride to Monhegan. We ended up at the wrong ferry and had to pay double. Number 1, the reservationist insisted that I put my friends on my card so I had to pay for them. Number 2, forget...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We picked Hardy Boat Cruises because a part of their ticket sales goes back to support Project Puffin (our understanding is that none of the other cruises does that) and they have Audubon naturalists aboard. Seas were a little rough when we went, but they...More

Thank lrgacd
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Visiting the area for a few days just at the change from summer season to the Fall. Limited options for cruises during our short stay so opted for the Fall coastal cruise. This was a fantastic experience, highly recommended.

Thank PamM62
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went for a day trip to Monhegan Island. The boat is very comfortable and the captain gives good information during the ride. It is best to reserve ahead or to keep in mind that their busiest days in the summer are tuesdays-wednesdays-thursdays. Enjoy your...More

Thank Eveline L
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband and I took the Hardy Boat out to Monhegan Island. On our trip out was on rough waters. The crew was so accommodating, and I was really impressed. Before we even left the dock the captain went over everything and said that although...More

Thank Kelsie K
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My rating may be a bit unfair, as our trip was affected by the elements, but I can only rate as I experienced the day, and presumably those who went on glorious days will give high ratings and everything will average out. Our day at...More

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I read reviews of different companies that do puffin tours and this looked like the best choice. Closer to Egg Island so less boat travel. Go at 5:30pm when the birds are returning, which makes sense. Could not have had a better trip than we...More

Thank remarcm
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The puffin cruise is about 1 1/2 hours long. The boat is safe and comfortable with great visibility from all seats. Binoculars were available to rent for a small fee. There was an Audubon society naturalist who helped us to identify the birds we saw...More

Thank j0hnnyb5
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Is June 7 too early in the season to actually see puffins on the Puffin Watch tour?
4 March 2017|
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Joy W
WE are staying in Kenneybunkport. How far away are you. What are the times, and cost for four seniors?
16 September 2016|
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Response from Charlie P | Reviewed this property |
Others answered your specific questions. Call them to ensure puffins are still there as they usually leave Maine by Labor Day or shortly after.