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Machias Seal Island

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Take Captain Andy's tour (Bold Coast Tours) out of Cutler, ME, and have a one-of-a-kind experience... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018

Booked our trip with Bold Coast Charter Company in Cutler The trip to Machias was great Captain... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Dick G
Beachwood, New Jersey, United States
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Protected habitat for many bird species.
Jonesport, ME
+1 207-259-4484
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Take Captain Andy's tour (Bold Coast Tours) out of Cutler, ME, and have a one-of-a-kind experience at this isolated wildlife refuge. You'll see puffins and razorbills within several feet of you as you peer out of blinds created to study these amazing birds. Your visit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Booked our trip with Bold Coast Charter Company in Cutler The trip to Machias was great Captain Andy was very informative on the island we saw and photographed many many birds it was for us Magical as an avid photographer this was the trip of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Dick G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Went with Seawatch Tours from Grand Manan to see the puffin nesting area on Machias Seal Islands Really cool sea birds that are amazing to watch. They are extremely careful about maintaining the nesting environment for the birds which is great for the species, but...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank saraeccurtis
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome birding opportunity to get up close to Atlantic puffins, razorbills, murres and terns. The island is beautiful with its lighthouse. Other birds may be seen too like gannets, eiders. They are very organized and minimal disturbance to the seabirds is their ultimate goal.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank cocoyed
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife has wanted to see the puffins for 18 years. We finally made a trip to Maine in June 2017. She (and I) were not disappointed. Captain Andy from Bold Coast Charter in Cutler has a great boat to take a group of people...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The quite life in Jonesport Maine. We stayed in an old Victorian home which we booked through "Home Away From Home" it was right along the water. The master bedroom overlooking the water. In the morning we would see the lobster boats going by. The...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was the highlight of out trip. Capt. Andy is so knowledgable about the birds in the area and very conscience of the environment. Book this trip early,as soon as plan your trip. It will be booked if you wait until you get to Maine....More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

If you love Puffins, or think you just might like to see if you do, this is the place to be. You'll have a chance, through observation blinds, to see these lovable beings. And you will relish every moment. The way to get there is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MaineNewYork
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Take Bold Coast Tours out to the island. This was the reason we visited Maine, and it did not disappoint. Absolutely breathtaking views of puffins, razorbills, common murres, eiders, cormorants, and even a harrier hen.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank ADS80
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I went to Machias in 2015 with Bold Coast out of Cutler Maine then again in 2016 with Sea Watch Tours out of Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. I strongly recommend Bold Coast. Both deliver you to Machias for an hour to or so in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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