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Sunset Puffin Cruise, New Harbor

  • Hardy Boat Cruises 129 Maine 32 New Harbor, ME, 04554 United States (map)

Come see one of Maine's most charismatic species on this Maine Audubon-organized trip!

With its colorful, clown-like face and oversized bill, the Atlantic puffin has become one of the Maine coast’s most celebrated icons—a remarkable accomplishment for a species that had nearly disappeared from the state a century ago. Its resurgence is a testament to the dedication of Audubon biologists who led the way in reestablishing Maine’s seabird colonies, including Eastern Egg Rock at the mouth of Muscongus Bay.

This popular evening boat ride sails out of New Harbor to Eastern Egg Rock, where we will circle the island several times for great views of puffins, terns, and other seabirds. The boat returns to the harbor at sunset to combine birding and a lovely summer evening on the Maine coast.

LOGISTICS:  We will meet at the Hardy Boat Cruises Dock. The boat will leave promptly at 7:00PM.  We plan to be out until 9:00PM. 

WHAT TO BRING: Dress appropriately. We suggest dressing in layers. Remember the weather on the Maine coast is changeable. Bring binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. If you need binoculars, MYBC can provide them for you.

PARKING: $4 per day per vehicle and payable in CASH ONLY. No credit cards or personal checks are accepted. Parking is located around the corner from the dock in a large grassy field. It is a short walk to the dock from the parking area.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend and fill out this WAIVER. We do encourage parents to attend this event as well. There is no cost for the kids to attend, however parents will need to purchase a ticket on Maine Audubon's website

Earlier Event: June 29
Kennebunk Plains Pt. II
Later Event: September 7
Shorebirding at Biddeford Pool