There are few things in the world more magical than seeing a whale in the wild. Perhaps it’s because you grew up watching the Disney classic, Free Willy. Or maybe it’s because whales are larger than the bus you took to school. Either way, whale watching isn’t an activity you’re able to do every day. Whether you’re spotting whales from the comfort of a ship or on the coastline, whale watching in Maine is always an enjoyable experience. To see these gentle giants for yourself, add our favorite whale watching tours to your list of things to do in Ogunquit, Maine.
Where to go Whale Watching in Ogunquit, Maine
First Chance Whale Watch offers one of the most authentic, exciting experiences throughout the Atlantic Ocean’s coast. This popular local attraction boasts the newest Whale Watch vessel in the New England fleet. The 4.5-hour cruise starts in Kennebunkport and rides through the whales’ summer feeding grounds. You may see whales such as Finbacks, Humpbacks, Minkes, the Blue Whale, and the Right Whale (an endangered whale.) There is plenty of space on board for you to get comfortable and pose for photos with the whales! The ship also has a variety of snacks, breakfast items, and beverages for your convenience.
Maine Whale Watching Season
While there are several things to do in Maine in Winter, Ogunquit is busiest in the spring and summer months, which happens to be the start of our Maine whale watching season. Starting in April, the Atlantic Ocean becomes a whale’s playground. The active Maine whale watching season extends through early fall. However, whale activity varies from year to year, depending on several variables.
Ogunquit Beach Hotels
When you spend your whale watching in Maine vacation at Footbridge Beach Motel, you’ll have several options for guided whale watch cruises. Take advantage of our Ogunquit beach hotel’s proximity to the stellar whale watching excursions, and book your stay with Footbridge Beach Motel today! To learn more information about our luxurious suites, visit our website or give us a call at 207-646-2796.