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 Murres, Guillemots, Eiders, Gannets, Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels. Click here for details on Machias Seal Island seabird watching tours.
Coastal sightseeing trips along the breathtaking Bold Coast are also available. Along with the pristine and rockbound coastline, you'll have an opportunity to see seabirds, seals, eagles, whales, lighthouses and much more. The eastern coast of Maine provides a tranquil and undiscovered alternative to the tourist crowds and highly commercialized setting of the southern and mid-coast region.
The season begins in May and continues until October (Machias Seal Island trips conclude in mid August). You'll be cruising aboard the BARBARA FROST, a custom forty foot Coast Guard inspected passenger vessel (heated 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 generally necessary, especially for the Machias Seal Island tours.
So 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. Andrew Patterson
For more information contact:
BOLD COAST CHARTER CO.
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.