Whale Watching in Maine: Up Close and Personal

Photo of a Leaping Whale While Whale Watching in Maine.

When you think about whale watching, you probably think about Mexico, Alaska, or the places you see when you watch the Discovery Channel. But visiting Maine also means visiting 3,478 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean – which brings us to Kennebunkport, the perfect place to go whale watching in Maine. This coastal town, known for its old-world charm, delectable seafood, and scenic beauty, is the ideal place for whale watching in Maine.

Iconic Whale Watching in Maine 

Maine’s coastline is the home of some of the world’s largest aquatic creatures – humpback, finback, and minke whales. Whale watching in Maine is an authentic and exciting experience, and you never know what you might see out there in the Atlantic Ocean. The tours below will ensure you have the time of your life out on the water!

Nick’s Chance Whale Watching Cruise

At just $48 per adult and $28 per child, Nick’s Chance Whale Watching Cruise will take you on a four-and-a-half-hour tour to explore the Atlantic Ocean and see some exciting action. Their newest Whale Watch vessel has ample space for you to take photos and videos when you cruise out to the summer feeding grounds for whales. A light breakfast, soda, and bottled water are on board, with a small fare for lunch.

New England Eco Adventures

If four and a half hours is too much of a time commitment, New England Eco Adventures will bring you on a three-hour adventure for you to see some whales up close. Although the boats have less space, they create an intimate atmosphere for those who want to avoid crowds. Each seat on the boat has 360-degree views so that you won’t miss a moment of excitement. With a 97 percent sighting rate, it is almost guaranteed you will be able to see these majestic creatures face to face. Come and visit anytime during whale watching season (June until August) to get a front-row seat of the Atlantic Ocean’s wildlife in their natural habitat.

Why The Nonantum Resort?

Our resort is the perfect place to bring your family after some of Maine’s best whale watching tours. The Nonantum Resort‘s location is just a short walk away from the beach and ocean views as well as shops downtown. Boat tours depart from our marina, and trolley tours and shuttles depart from the front entrance, making it easy to explore the town by sea or land. Being a very family-friendly resort, we offer a family activities program – arts and crafts, family campfires, s’mores, and sing-alongs. If you’d like a night off to go to dinner at our exquisite 95 Ocean restaurant, the staff at our resort will take care of your children at the Kids’ Fun Club with costumes and scavenger hunts. Our exceptional team will guarantee that your stay is top-notch, and you will feel right at home.