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Cap'n Fish's Puffin Nature Cruises

42 Commercial St, Waterfront Parking, Pier 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 207-633-3244
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Whale/Puffin Tour

GREAT experience with Nori and the captain. She had a wonderful, knowledgeable narrative, and we... read more

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majenkins1
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Park City, Utah
Entertaining and informative

We really enjoyed Emma's narration. I learned much more than I expected and our family of four all... read more

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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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42 Commercial St, Waterfront Parking, Pier 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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+1 207-633-3244
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Reviewed yesterday

GREAT experience with Nori and the captain. She had a wonderful, knowledgeable narrative, and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Saw puffins, sail fins, cormorants, gulls, etc. Then saw two humpback whales and they stayed long enough for the whales to surface three times before heading...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed Emma's narration. I learned much more than I expected and our family of four all had fun. The puffins flew right over the boat!

1  Thank Siddharth P
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Reviewed yesterday

I chose this cruise because it had an Audubon tour guide and was specifically about puffins. The boat and crew were great too! We went out on a beautiful July day, and we saw so many puffins. Recommend highly.

Thank frylock
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fact that the Captain circled the island twice, giving each side of the boat a chance to see the Puffins, was great. Nice boat and very good crew.

Thank Jacqueline A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Every aspect a charm and delight. Looked, listened & learned...loved every single minute.I would highly recommend this outing, especially if you love nature.

1  Thank Robert I
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Crew was very good about pointing out landmarks and sea life on the cruise out to Egg Island. Lots of puffins on the rocks, flying around and in the water.

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After my on island Puffin tour was cancelled in Cutler due to poor weather .. we booked this tour out of BoothBay. We saw dozens but note they are distant and small. This was with my Canon 5D3 and 100-400L with 1.4x and cropped 5x.

Thank EL F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The young women who represented the Audubon Puffin Project were very knowledgeable and informative. Terrific adventure all around.

1  Thank JETCRHNY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip. Saw lots of Puffins. Great presentation by Puffin Pete. Would recommend highly to bird enthusiasts.

2  Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome trip and saw a ton of puffins! We had a beautiful day and thorough enjoyed the young ladies that educated on the birds on the island.

1  Thank deeberger220
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clarinetjpc
7 July 2018|
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Response from XAgaPhotoX | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $41 for adult. Go to their website, there are many of options there.
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Dolphingirl54
1 February 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.
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Debbie L
28 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.
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