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:

Notice Our office will be closed from Feb 28 - March 13 as the staff is on winter holiday! Please contact us after that date for booking requests and additional tour information. Thank you!

Updated January 9, 2015 We have received our permit and scheduling information from the authorities and we are now accepting bookings for the 2015 summer season. We do suggest booking early as the limited spaces on special island landing tours fill quickly. Thanks your interest in our tours!  ~ Captain Andy

Updated August 17 This past season's big news was that Arctic terns nested on the island after several years of nesting failure. Our fingers are crossed that this marks the beginning of the re-establishment of the tern colony which has historically been present on the island. Another highlight was multiple sightings of a single Tufted puffin on and near the island a very rare event for the Maine coast and Bay of Fundy area!

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 2015!  ~ 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:

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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