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Field Trip: Whale Watch & Puffin Pelagic

July 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Is that a buoy? Maybe a piece of flotsam? No, it’s a Yellow-nosed Albatross! You never quite know what you’re going to find in the open ocean. Join trip leaders Mael Glon and Jeff Cherry as we embark with Cap’n Fish’s Cruises in search of puffins, shearwaters, storm-petrels, and maybe even an albatross!

Join us on the July 6th Whale Watch & Puffin Combo Cruise that leaves from Boothbay Harbor at 1:30 pm and returns at 5:30 pm. After departing Boothbay Harbor, the boat will sail to Eastern Egg Rock, where you will see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Common Terns, Arctic Terns, Roseate Terns, and many others whizzing in all directions. After great looks at the island denizens, the boat will sail offshore, usually to a location where whales have recently been observed.

Even though the cruise doesn’t leave until 1:30 pm, we highly recommend that you arrive in Boothbay harbor by 12 pm. Paid parking is available in the vicinity of the dock, but these spots fill up quickly so give yourself plenty of time! Even if you find a parking spot right away, we’d like everyone to be at the dock by 12:30 pm so that we can get organized and have first dibs at the best viewing locations on the boat.

If you’ve never been on a pelagic, we recommend that you do a little bit of research ahead of time to learn about proper attire, ways to avoid seasickness, and to become familiar with pelagic birds. We’ll also send out much more detailed advice and information as we get closer to the trip.

We are not capping the number on this trip, but we still ask that you sign up by sending an email to Mael Glon so that he can provide updates and information. Once you’ve signed up, we highly recommend that you purchase your tickets ASAP by going to: https://www.boothbayboattrips.com/cruises/. Due to limited offerings of this particular cruise, we are not scheduling a rain date.


July 6
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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