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 28 years

Latest Bold Coast Charter News:

Updated May 2 Our Machias Seal Island seabird watching tours are now fully booked for June, July and early August. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for any tour cancellations, please send an e-mail including your name, contact phone number, number of tour spaces desired and the dates on which you would be available.

We will begin accepting tour reservations for the 2017 summer season in January of next year. Please see our about page for detailed tour and booking information.

Thanks to all of our past tour participants 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 guillemots, eiders, gannets, shearwaters and storm-petrels.

About the Machias Seal Island seabird watching tours Updated for the 2016 season

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.

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

Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Cobscook Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

State of Maine tourism home page


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