Puffins & Lighthouses

Puffins & Lighthouses

2.75 hours | Bar Harbor | B H B - 6 2 5
Average Guest Rating
AUD$ 154.95
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Points of Interest

  • Victorian Bar Harbor
  • Lighthouses
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Head out to sea to view Atlantic puffins -- an iconic seabird also known as the sea parrot because it sports a rather spectacular beak. You will cruise in comfort on a state-of-the-art catamaran equipped with a sound system and full galley.
You'll cruise out of Frenchman Bay to the Schoodic Peninsula, skirting the Downeast Maine coastline. Watch for three island lighthouses along the way -- Egg Rock, Petit Manan, and Winter Harbor Lighthouse. Petit Manan -- the second-tallest lighthouse in Maine -- languishes on an island of the same name. Nesting puffins, razorbills and terns love its windblown, stark and rocky shoreline.
Keep an eye out for other wildlife sightings, which may include eagles, seals and harbor porpoise.

Special Notes:

It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring a warm hat and gloves. The boat may not be exclusive to Holland America Line guests. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walk towards the boat dock and begin the boarding process

Transport type: Walking
Travel time: 00:10

Safety instructions, leave the dock to go to the first trap and begin hauling

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 00:10

Complete hauling then travel to seal haul out site att Egg Rock

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 00:30

Leave Egg Rock/ travel to Cat Island then arrive at Cat island and haul two more traps

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 00:45

Travel back to Bar Harbor

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Travel time: 00:10