Yesterday’s cruise from Bar Harbor on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company was nothing short of spectacular. The four hour cruise took us well over 25 miles off shore, past Egg Rock Lighthouse
Our destination was way out in the Atlantic Ocean where Pelagic birds are found, along with Harbor Porpoise, Harbor Seals, and whales. One of the day’s highlights was to enjoy Atlantic Puffins on one of their nesting areas on Petit Manan Lighthouse and island.
Many Great Shearwaters were on the water, easily sailing just about the ocean looking for fish to dine on.
Arriving to Petit Manan Island, the Puffins were abundant. Flying, floating, sitting on land and preening. They are known as a sea parrot.
I could have spent all day watching the puffins, but this cruise also included a wonderful extension to find whales in the Atlantic.
Hope you enjoyed this ocean adventure. Bella