What Are the Best Places to Whale Watch in Kennebunkport?

The Maine coast is a first-class vacation destination, and for good reason! Our area boasts gorgeous beaches, fresh-caught seafood, and awe-inspiring flora and fauna. This is especially true in the warmer months, which is prime time to whale watch in Kennebunkport! Join us in the Kennebunks from mid-May through early fall to take a boat tour in search of the most spectacular marine life that lives a short distance from the shoreline. 

Request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for more one-of-a-kind activities to add to your Kennebunkport itinerary! Whale watching tours are just the beginning. 

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Local’s Guide to Whale Watch in Kennebunkport 

Whale Watch Fast Facts

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to venture far off the Maine coast to observe nature’s largest marine mammals. Diverse species of whales have feeding grounds just 20 miles from shore! It’s common to see humpback whales, minke whales, as well as orcas and even the endangered right whale during a whale watching trip in Maine

Read on to discover two of our favorite scenic tours for whale watching in Kennebunkport!

First Chance Whale Watch

First Chance Whale Watch offers whale watching tours and scenic lobster cruises. Hop aboard “Nick’s Chance” and venture out to sea on a whale watching tour. These tours are led by Captain Gary, who has been with First Chance for more than 20 years! Each tour is 4.5 hours long, so it’s a great way to spend an afternoon on the Atlantic. Tours begin in May and end in October. Rates are $48 per adult ticket and $28 per child ticket. 

New England Eco Adventures

New England Eco Adventures is another great option for whale watching in Kennebunkport! These three-hour whale watching tours are some of the best Maine coast attractions. This tour company has a 97 percent whale sighting success rate. If for some reason the whales aren’t out to play on the day of your scenic tour, New England Eco Adventures will give you a lifetime pass to join their tours until you encounter a whale sighting! Tours begin in May and end in late-September. Rates are $99 for adult and child tickets. 

Head Home to The Inn at English Meadows

Sea Glass room

Plan your getaway to the Maine coast during high-season for whale watch in Kennebunkport. Spend the afternoon on the Atlantic in search of whales as they frolic and feed. Then, grab dinner waterside in Dock Square to complete your experience. We recommend The Clam Shack for a casual, “no-frills” taste of fresh, Maine lobster or sweet fried clams. Just across the street, Hurricane Restaurant, another Kennebunkport landmark, offers both pub-style and fine dining with lovely river views and a menu full of local delicacies.

After a long day on the water, relax in your tranquil guest room at The Inn at English Meadows. Our Kennebunk, Maine, bed and breakfast features comfortable lodging in a modern setting. Consider a stay in the Sea Glass Room. This guest room boasts a queen-size bed, a private bathroom with a soaking tub and a shower, and stunning sunrise views. A stay in any of our guest rooms includes a full-service three-course breakfast daily and access to our modern amenities

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