Any time in summer is a good time to go whalewatching in Maine, though
the number of kinds of whales you would see will depend entirely on how
much food is around at a particular time. This isn't predictable ahead
of time, and it varies a lot; so (for example), if you go in July, in
some years there will be lots of animals, but in others not so many.
July and August are usually good. If you have any flexibility as to
time and place, you can check with locals as to what's around at the
time. The Bar Harbor area is probably the most consistent. If you have
the option to go over to Nova Scotia, there is a good whalewatch out of
Brier Island. Among other things, it's worth the trip because the area
is so beautiful and the people very friendly there; you can take a fast
ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth. well worth the trip!
Amy J Leonardi wrote:
> I am planning a family vacation in Maine for next summer. Can you please
> tell me the best time period for whale watching?
> Thank you,
> Amy Leonardi
Phillip J. Clapham, Ph.D. Large Whale Biology Program Northeast Fisheries Science Center 166 Water Street Woods Hole, MA 02543, U.S.A.
tel. 508 495-2316 fax 508 495-2066 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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