Puffin trips to Machias Seal Island - more puffins than anywhere in Maine!

  • Puffin Tours - Machias Seal Island - Largest Puffin Colony on the Maine Coast
  • Authorized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Family owned and operated for over 30 years

Latest Bold Coast Charter News:

Statement on upcoming season and Coronavirus - read more here

Updated March 25 Our seabird watching tours to Machias Seal Island are fully booked for the 2020 summer season.

An extremely large number of booking requests received to date has resulted in the limited number of spaces available for this particular tour to fill very quickly.

We sincerely apologize to all those individuals and groups who were unable to secure tour reservations, in spite of many who called or e-mailed their request on the first day all requests were handled on a first come, first served basis, however the sheer number of requests received far exceeded the limited tour space we have available.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak and its potential effect on our upcoming summer tour season, we have stopped accepting requests to be placed on our waiting list until further notice.

We have also suspended the re-booking of any cancelled tour spaces from our waiting list until more is known about the status of our summer season. We thank you for your understanding during this extraordinary time.

Thank you for your interest in our tours   ~  Captain Andy

Welcome to Bold Coast Charter Company's home on the web! My name is Captain Andrew Patterson and I would like to invite you to discover the real Maine coast visit scenic Cutler Harbor and cruise the most unspoiled, rugged coastline Downeast!

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.

About the Machias Seal Island seabird watching tours Updated for the 2020 season

Machias Seal Island - Frequently asked questions page

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 do while 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.

Hope to see you here on the Bold Coast soon!

Capt. Andy

For more information contact:

BOLD COAST CHARTER CO.
P.O. BOX 364
CUTLER, ME  04626
207-259-4484
e-mail: info@boldcoast.com


LINKS

Click here for a photo of Little River lighthouse, Cutler

Click here for a photo of puffins on Machias Seal Island

Down East Spring Birding Festival Annual event - Memorial Day weekend.

Maine Birding Trail A comprehensive site with information on all facets of birding in the great state of Maine.

Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Visit Lubec Maine Nicely designed website with great photos and extensive visitor information for Lubec and the surrounding area.

State of Maine tourism home page


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