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Whale Watching Cruises in Kennebunk, Maine: A Guide

Kennebunk is one of the main departure points for whale watching cruises in Maine. It is the southernmost location for whale watching in Maine, and it is only about 20 miles or so from the New Hampshire border. Like all the other towns from which you can take a whale watching cruise in Maine, there is only one cruise provider in Kennebunk, First Chance Whale Watch. Below, we touch briefly on whale watching in Maine, and then discuss the specific whale watching cruises offered in Kennebunk. Read more [...]
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Whale Watching Cruises in Portland, Maine: A Guide

Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine, is one of the four main locations to take a whale watching cruise in Maine. Like the other towns from which you can take a whale watching cruise in Maine, there is only one main whale watching company in Portland, Odyssey Whale Watch. However, given the population density in Portland and the surrounding area, Odyssey Whale Watch is perhaps tasked with serving more whale watchers than the other companies in the state. (Nearly 70,000 people live in Portland alone, whereas a mere 5,000 live in Bar Harbor, another departure point for whale watching cruises in Maine.) Below we explain what whale watching cruises are available in Portland, Maine through Odyssey Whale Watch. Read more [...]
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Whale Watching Cruises in Boothbay Harbor, Maine: A Guide

Boothbay Harbor is one of a few places along the Maine coastline from which you can take a whale watching cruise. Boothbay Harbor is fairly near the middle of the shoreline in terms of north and south - not as far up as Bar Harbor, but also not on the more densely populated southern end of the state coastline either - so it is probably the easiest place to whale watch for a significant percentage of Maine residents. One company operates whale watching cruises in Boothbay Harbor - Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch, which one might understandably render as "Captain Fish's Whale Watch" - so we will detail the offerings of this company, as well as touch on the whale watching in Maine in general. Read more [...]
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Whale Watching Cruises in Bar Harbor, Maine: A Guide

Bar Harbor is one of the four major locations for whale watching cruises in Maine. About 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the Canadian border, it is the northernmost departure point in the state for such cruises. One company in Bar Harbor offers these whale watching cruises, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co., so below we explain their offerings, which is interspersed with some general information about whale watching in Maine. Read more [...]
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Whale Watching Cruises in Maine: A Guide

At the top of the Eastern seaboard of the United States, Maine is on the northern edge of the thriving Northeast whale watching scene. This region off the coast is loaded with whales and other marine life, so there is no shortage of whale watching cruises in Maine and the nearby states. Below is a guide to whale watching in Maine, which explains some of the basics of whale watching in the state, as well as lists the companies you can book a cruise with. Read more [...]