Probably the most anticipated activity for visitors to our area is a tour to see the adorable, elusive puffins. There are a few different companies that offer boat excursions to Seal Island. One is the Bold Coast Charter Company out of Cutler, Maine.
Below is information taken directly from their website. But note!!! They are already sold out for the summer 2018 season — in fact, they have been sold out since the end of February! Book early and check out their website for information on wait lists.
From their website:
If you’re a birder or a nature lover, take a half day excursion to Machias Seal Island, summer home to spectacular nesting colonies of Atlantic puffins, Razorbills, Common murres and Arctic terns, among others. For close range puffin observation and photography, no other birding destination can compare, as Machias Seal Island is the largest puffin colony on the coast of Maine! In addition to the nesting seabirds, other species commonly spotted are guillemots, eiders, gannets, shearwaters and storm-petrels.
You’ll be cruising aboard the BARBARA FROST, a custom forty foot US Coast Guard inspected passenger vessel (heated cabin and restroom equipped), the fastest and best equipped tour vessel serving the area.
Trips depart from Cutler Harbor – a picturesque small fishing village, well off the beaten tourist path. Check out an area map for our location, and also where to stay and what to dowhile in the area. Advance reservations for our tours are required. Machias Seal Island trips conclude in mid August.
Whether you’re someone who’s interested in a one of a kind birding destination, or a visitor who wants to find out what Maine is really all about, I welcome you to experience Downeast Maine’s unique natural attractions and unspoiled beauty. You won’t be disappointed with what you find.