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Miss Samantha

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About The Miss Samantha
Lobstering & Seal Watching tours (1½ hrs.)

Join us aboard the Miss Samantha, Bar Harbor's newest and biggest lobster passenger boat. During the first part of the trip, you'll watch us haul lobster traps from the ocean floor as the captain explains how the trap works. In addition to lobster and crab, you'll see and be able to touch sea urchins, starfish, and sea "cucumbers." The kids will love it and so will you. About half way through our cruise, we'll stow all the lobster gear and then head off to a small island to look at harbor seals basking on the rocks or swimming in the nearby water. Because of the Miss Samantha's size, we sometimes get so close that you can count their whiskers. Our sighting average is over 95 percent, so don't forget to bring your camera! And all the while, we'll be cruising in Frenchman Bay, where beautiful cottages line the shore and granite mountains rise majestically from the sea.

The Miss Samantha is fully Coast Guard certified. She has radar, radio telephone, fathometer, toilet, and benches for your comfort. This trip is considered by many to be one of Maine's most exciting and informative excursions available.

  • Certain trips are dropped from the schedule during the off season according to demand. We strongly suggest calling our ticket office to check on availability.
  • All children, including infants, must have a ticket, even if they ride free.
  • About FOG! While pulling traps, everything you'll see is aboard the boat. And because we always get so close to the seals, fog is not a problem.
Sailing from 1 West Street adjacent to the Town Pier

Miss Samantha Schedule
May 12 - June 6
June 7 - June 27
June 28- September 5
September 6 - End of season
11:00, 12:45 & 3:00
11:00, 12:45, 3:00 & 4:30
9:15, 11:00, 12:45, 3:00 & 4:30
11:00, 12:45 & 3:00

Call 1-800-WHALES-4 or 288-2386 in State

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