When it comes to the creatures of the sea, none are as enormously majestic as the whale. These leviathans are the largest mammals on the planet and a sight to behold. If you’re in New England and want to see these creatures in their natural habitat, then you’ll find the best whale watching in Maine. Miles of Atlantic coastline make Maine an ideal spot for whale watching. If you want to witness a whale breaching the ocean water, keep reading, and we’ll tell you where to find the best whale watching in Maine.
A summer vacation to Maine is incomplete without a whale watching voyage. And, there are many other wonderful things to do here in Maine, as well. At Dockside Guest Quarters, we are happy to recommend other fantastic things to do to make your vacation here a special one.
Where to Find the Best Whale Watching in Maine
Whale watching is one of the most exciting things to do in Maine, and tours are available all along the coast. Whale watching season in Maine runs from May to October, allowing you plenty of time to take a tour. Here are some of the best options!
Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch
Operating out of Boothbay Harbor, Cap’n Fish’s Whale Watch offers whale watching tours, fishing charters, and more! Expect to see humpback whales, fin whales, and Minke whales among others when you take a trip with Cap’n Fish. There are three boats in the fleet, guided by the most experienced whale watching captains in Maine.
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
If you’re in Bar Harbor and want to see whales, then head to Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. for a sunset whale watching trip! Experience the beauty of an ocean sunset while you watch these incredible creatures come out to feed, or go on a whale and puffin tour, and experience some of the other local creatures like seals, dolphins and more. For some of the best whale watching in Maine, take a trip with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
Odyssey Whale Watch
Whales and sea turtles and basking sharks – oh my! Odyssey Whale Watch will take you on a tour where you’ll not only see humpback, Minke and fin whales, but a host of other sea creatures, too! Located in Portland, Odyssey will take you on a four-hour Maine whale watching trip for only $49.
First Chance Whale Watch
First Chance Whale Watch operates out of Kennebunk, taking passengers on tours of the Gulf of Maine on Nick’s Chance, guided by seasoned Captain Gary. Trip are 4.5 hours long and will allow you to see the best of local marine life. Lobster tours are available, too!
Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant
Located in beautiful York, ME, Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant is a waterfront Maine bed and breakfast that affords its guests with the most scenic, relaxing stay in the area. Whether you’re returning from an exciting Maine whale watching trip or a tour of local lighthouses, Dockside is your choice for the best lodging in the area. Take in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean from one of our rooms, whether inside or on a private deck. Relax on a king-sized bed or a private bath, and dine at our Dockside Restaurant and its mouthwatering menu – stay us is the ultimate Maine getaway. We’d love to host you while you explore the Maine coastline, so start planning your Maine vacation today.