Linekin Bay Resort

How to See Puffins in Maine

If you’ve ever dreamt of seeing puffins in Maine, look no further than Linekin Bay Resort! From late spring to early summer, guests at our coastal resort have the extraordinary opportunity to partake in guided puffin-watching tours to nearby offshore islands. Today, we will be sharing a step-by-step guide on how to see puffins during your Midcoast getaway. Read on to learn how to witness these adorable seabirds in their natural habitat!

Choose the Right Location

The best place to see puffins in Maine is on the Midcoast! Linekin Bay Resort offers the perfect basecamp for puffin excursions to Eastern Egg Rock. This seven-acre island is the site of the world’s first restored Atlantic puffin colony. As one of the most-visited puffin islands, Eastern Egg Rock is easily accessible from Linekin Bay Resort via a puffin cruise!

Pick the Right Time of the Year

Atlantic puffins usually arrive to breed around April and return to the sea around August. The largest congregation of these birds can usually be seen from June-July. There is a short window of time to see puffins in Maine, so make sure to plan ahead and book your tour in advance!

Book a Maine Puffin Cruise

Since puffins nest on remote islands, the best way to see them is by taking a guided puffin-watching tour. Cap’n Fish’s Cruises offers an Audubon Puffin & Scenic Cruise from Boothbay Harbor, where you will learn about the history of puffins while cruising past lighthouses, islands, and other coastal wildlife. 

Hardy Boat Cruises offers the shortest trip to Eastern Egg Rock with their Puffin Tours from New Harbor. Plan your puffin tour in Maine today!

Prepare for the Trip

Make sure you have everything you need for a successful puffin cruise! Prepare for the weather to be cooler on the water and dress in layers, such as jackets or windbreakers. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, binoculars, and a camera!

Stay at Our Coastal Maine Resort 

After embarking on a cruise to see puffins in Maine, return to Linekin Bay Resort. Take advantage of our on-site resort amenities and activities, such as kayaking, swimming, fishing, tennis, basketball, corn hole, and hiking trails. Then refuel at our Deck Bar & Grill with fresh local cuisine and a rotating tap of local microbrews. 

We offer four lodges and 20 cabins to accommodate groups of all sizes! Our Maine lodging options offer bay views, camaraderie, and unique amenities you won’t experience at any other Boothbay Harbor hotel. Book your Maine getaway with us today!

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