The state of Maine is a wonderland of unique natural attractions including wildlife viewing, gardens, waterfalls, caves, cliffs and estuaries. Maine’s watchable wildlife opportunities abound. Take a leisurely stroll through a wildlife reserve, embark on a whale watching or puffin watching excursion along the picturesque Maine coastline, or take a moose safari trip in the Maine woods.
Maine’s wide diversity of coastal and inland habitats offers birders a variety of unique bird watching opportunities. Home of the only Atlantic Puffin nesting colonies on the East Coast, Maine is the nesting and breeding ground for numerous migrant species of coastal and inland birds. We are also fortunate to still have loons on many of our lakes and ponds.
About 20 miles off the coast of Maine is a feeding ground for hungry whales. It is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the world’s largest living creatures. While many of the whale watching excursions leave from Bar Harbor, whale watch cruises are available up and down the Maine Coast. The chance of sighting a whale during one of these cruises is so high that some companies offer a money back guarantee.