Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, Bar Harbor, Maine Whale Sighting Tours, Coastal Maine Adventuresby EJ on 06/15/17
Ever since I was a little girl, life in the ocean has fascinated me. I collected every kind of whale toy I could find, visited our local aquarium as often as I could and was determined to learn everything about these magnificent creatures. On a childhood trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, my ever-adventuring mother took my brother and I out on a Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company boat expedition. We were blessed with two humpback whale sightings that day and I still have the photograph my mother took of a humpback tale rising out of the water framed in my house. Experiencing those moments with the world's largest animals was nothing short of spiritual for me and that feeling of awe and wonder has stayed with me always.
Today, I'm headed out onto the Atlantic Ocean again with my own children, ready to make some more amazing memories with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. While there's no guarantee that we'll see whales, as Mother Nature makes no such guarantees, the thrill of the chase has already taken a hold of me. I cannot wait to share whatever experience we're given by the ocean with my little monsters.
With twenty-five years of whale watching tour experience, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company has taken over one million people out on adventures around Mount Desert Island and the Gulf of Maine. Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers several whale watch tours throughout the summer season.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company Whale Watch Tour Descriptions
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Puffin & Whale Watch Tour, May 25 - August 15
- Fully narrated, across the Gulf of Maine
- Chance to see seals, eagles, porpoises, dolphins, offshore birds, lighthouses and North Atlantic Puffins
- Galley, bar service, snacks, indoor cabins, restrooms and outdoor viewing space
Whale Watch Tour, June 21 - October 31
- Boat heads straight for whale watching
- Most viewing time for whales
- Chance to see humpback, finback and Minke whales
- Galley, bar service, snacks, indoor cabins, restrooms, and outdoor viewing space
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Sunset Whale Watch, July 5 - Sept 1
- Boat heads to whale feeding grounds at perfect time of evening when schools of herring and plankton head up water column
- Best time of day to view whales feeding at the surface
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company Wants To Make Your Whale Watch Dreams Comes True
Since Mother Nature makes no guarantees, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company offers a voucher for another trip, good for three years, if you don't see any whales. Their whale watch guarantee reads, "Go out the next day, next week, or next year". *Cruise ship exclusions apply.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company is involved in whale scientific research as well. The website reads, "We have a long-term partnership with the whale research group Allied Whale, who are based out of College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor. Each year since 2003, Allied Whale selects four college or recently graduated college interns to work on our whale watching tours as crew and research assistants. When we are with whales the RA is responsible for taking photographs of the whales for photo ID and recording location and behavior information on a scientific data sheet. All this information is then placed in a computer software program for analysis. In this way we are documenting what is happening in our part of the gulf of Maine and helping to give back to the whales we love. The information we have collected has been used by students, scientists and our staff to present at scientific conferences and at fisheries management meeting to help create policies that benefit the health of the ocean."
Book Your Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company Tour Now
Check out the Whale Watch Tour Schedule and book HERE.
Check out all types of whale watch and other nature, lighthouse tours HERE.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company is located at the town pier at 1 West Street in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. All opinions belong to the blogger.