Take a two hour, fully-narrated nature cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, and the Bar Harbor shoreline. (Pet friendly!) Book online today!
Puffins, Lighthouses, & Seabirds Cruise
- Adults Ages 15 – 61
- Seniors Ages 62 and older
- Children Ages 14 and under
Cruise by the Petit Manan Lighthouse, see Puffins and More in Maine!
Join us for an adventure into Frenchman Bay and the Gulf of Maine to see the most awesome iconic symbols of Maine: Puffins and Lighthouses!
Cruise with us aboard the M/V Islander with our knowledgeable naturalists and crew to see three island lighthouses, including Petit Manan Lighthouse (where puffins and other off-shore birds are seen from mid-May through mid-August), Mark Island Light and Egg Rock Light.
The puffin and lighthouse tour also stops by Schoodic Island in search of eagles and other wildlife. The boat then takes a scenic ride along Schoodic Peninsula to view a bit of the shoreline of Acadia National Park. Other wildlife includes seals, harbor porpoise, osprey and other seabirds.
*Puffins are about the size of a large crow. We follow wildlife viewing guidelines in order to prevent disturbance of the seabirds.
*The M/V Islander is a 65-ft. passenger vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, light galley service, clean restrooms, and an experienced captain and crew. The Islander is licensed to carry a maximum of 66 passengers, but we have limited the number to 35 for maximum personal comfort onboard. This Acadia birding and lighthouse tour sails from mid-May through mid-August. The Islander puffin trip is pet-friendly to friendly pets!
*Binoculars are very helpful for viewing puffins and other wildlife such as seals and eagles. Binoculars are available to rent aboard the vessel for $5 if needed!
Some of the birds often seen on this tour include puffins, razorbills, murres, guillemots, shearwaters, terns, gulls, jaegers, various raptors, ducks, and waders. Don’t worry if you’re not a professional birder. Our crew can assist birdwatchers of all skill levels. Bird sightings do change with the seasons.
This trip includes an extended viewing of Petit Manan Lighthouse on one of only seven islands in Maine where endangered Atlantic puffins nest. Experience the majestic scenery of Schoodic Peninsula as well as part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Join us for the opportunity to see the wonderful wildlife and breathtaking views on the coast of Maine.
This Acadia Wildlife tour sails from mid-May through mid – August daily.
Available Departure Times
May 15 to May 31 – 9:30 a.m.
June 1 to August 15 – 9:30 a.m
We offer free onsite parking!
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
Questions? Call us at 207-801-2300.