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

  • Puffin Trips - Machias Seal Island
  • Sightseeing Trips along the scenic Bold Coast

Latest Bold Coast Charter News:

Updated August 20 Our seabird watching tours to Machias Seal Island have concluded for 2015, with the puffins and other seabirds now having concluded their summer nesting activity.

While all of the nesting seabird species of the island had strong showings, this season's most notable news is that Arctic terns have again nested on the island (for the second consecutive summer), after several years of nesting failure. Several hundred terns successfully nested and produced young and we have high hopes that their numbers will continue to rebound in summer season's to come!

We will begin accepting reservations for next year beginning in mid January. Thanks to all of our tour participants for a great season and we look forward to seeing many of you again in 2016!  ~ 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 Murres, Guillemots, Eiders, Gannets, Shearwaters and Storm-Petrels. Click here for details on Machias Seal Island seabird watching tours.

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. Machias Seal Island trips conclude in mid August.

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:

P.O. BOX 364
CUTLER, ME  04626
e-mail: info@boldcoast.com


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