Bar Harbor Whale Watching Cruise Excursion Reviews

Bar Harbor Whale Watching Cruise cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Cruise out of Frenchman's Bay as you are provided with fascinating information about the marine wildlife and lifestyles of Bar Harbor's whales.
Member Image Sweetygirl
1 review
Oct 2015
Too long, cold and no whales. Huge waste of time.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image TravellingDachshunds
1 review
Sep 2015
Amazing! We saw a sperm whale and lots of dolphins. Staff were great!
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image walkpl
1 review
Jun 2015
Saw whales but didnt love experience. Too many people on board and smell of hot dogs and popcorn ruined the naturalness of the moment! Ugg!
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Travelgrandma10
7 reviews
Aug 2014

The boat trip was 3.5 hours long and on the way out to the whale watching sight we passed by islands graced by lighthouses. Out at the whale watching area, we saw many whales and there was a naturalist on board who explained everything; maybe even a little too much, as she spoke the whole time!

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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image AkronMadisonGal
1 review
Oct 2012
Bar Harbor is a tender port. We were in port along with two Holland America Ships. Getting off the ship with a collapsible wheelchair was again a breeze. Only issue - the tender port - we where dropped on a dock with an approximately 100 feet, metal, incline ramp, at an approximate 45 degree angle, to reach the main thoroughfare. There were two dock attendants at the bottom and they helped push the wheelchair up the incline. I'm not sure we would of made it had they not been there to assist. The steep angle was due to the tide and time of day - when we left, there was a short roll to the tender boat with maybe a 20 degree incline. The Holland tenders dropped passengers on a companion dock, right next to the whale watching cruise departure point, and the incline there to get to the main thoroughfare was much more navigable. The Whale Watching cruise had a special boarding process for the mobility limited and it was a great excursion. We saw pilot whales which was rare for the season.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International

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