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Everything to Know about Whale Watching in Boothbay Harbor

The waters right off Linekin Bay Resort are more than just a breathtaking view. There are countless adventures to enjoy that’ll have you exploring the coastline and the creatures that call it home. If you’re visiting with us in the warmer months, you might just glimpse some of the most majestic animals in the area. There are plenty of ways to go whale watching during a vacation to Boothbay Harbor.

How to Experience the Best Whale Watching in Midcoast Maine

Before setting off on your whale-watching excursion, you’ll want to know what types of whales you are looking for. The most recognizable variety is the humpback whale. Keep an eye out for gray and white breaching the water. Other common types to see in these waters include pilot and minke whales. 

The premier charter offering whale watching tours in the region is Cap’n Fish’s Cruises. Departing from Boothbay Harbor seven days a week, there are two different charters to choose from mid-May through mid-October.

Whale Watching Cruise

As the original Midcoast Maine whale watch tour guide, nothing beats this fun-filled experience. Top marine biologists narrate the tour, telling you all about the whales, dolphins, seals, and other marine life you see on the tour that runs about three hours through feeding grounds. Depending on the tour’s route, you may also be able to spot Burnt Island Light and Cuckolds Lighthouse.

Whale Watch & Puffin Combo Cruise

Book the combo tour that lasts four hours or longer for a more extended tour. Climb aboard the Harbor Princess, which uses clean-burning tier 3 diesel engines. Before looking for whales in the feeding grounds, your narrated tour takes you to Eastern Egg Rock, known for its puffin population. This tour offers views of several lighthouses depending on the captain’s course.

Discover Maine Beauty on a Boothbay Harbor Escape

Look over photos from your whale watching adventure in a luxurious room at a Boothbay Harbor resort.Whether you’re enjoying a whale watching cruise or exploring a nearby hiking trail, there is plenty to do in Boothbay Harbor that’ll surround you with picturesque nature. Sitting along 20-acres of Maine waterfront, Linekin Bay Resort is near everything you need to make the most out of your Midcoast Maine escape.

Our Boothbay Harbor resort features four classically-built Maine lodges and 20 cabins. This variety of accommodations means you can find one that fits your group best. After checking in, explore the resort grounds and amenities, including a saltwater pool, fire pit, on-site restaurant, and more. Call 207-633-2494 to learn more about the resort or current special offers

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