• Bar Harbor Whale Watch

    Bar Harbor Whale Watch


    Water Activities

    About Us

    This trip is sure to be an experience to remember as you head offshore into the Gulf of Maine in search of large baleen whales such as the humpback, finback, and minke as well as other fascinating marine life!

    Enjoy a ride out into the open ocean while on the lookout for porpoise, dolphins, seals, sharks, ocean sunfish, and offshore seabirds. While heading out in search of whales, your guide will educate you about the natural and cultural history of the Gulf of Maine! Visit our Gulf of Maine Wildlife page to learn more about the marine species we see on our whale watch trips!

    Since 2012, Bar Harbor Whale Watch has been a participant of Whale SENSE, a voluntary program that helps to promote responsible whale watching practices, education, and ocean stewardship. This program is a collaborative effort with Whale and Dolphin Conservation, NOAA Fisheries, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

    Research interns with Allied Whale at the College of the Atlantic join us on every trip to collect information about the whales and other marine species!


    Humpback fluking!
    One of our vessels, the Friendship V!
    Watching a humpback aboard the Whale Watch! We are Whale SENSE company!
    Atlantic white-sided dolphin seen on the whale watch trip!
    Humpback named "Halfmoon"! Can you see how this whale got its name?
    A rain-blow as a whale surfaces!
    A beautiful day on Frenchman Bay!
    We believe in responsible whale watching! We are proud to be Whale SENSE Company!
    We partner with Allied Whale!
    Grey seals are another common marine mammal sighting!
    Northern gannets are the largest offshore seabird seen during trips!
    Greater Shearwaters are a birder highlight!