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Hardy Boat Cruises is a small, eco-tourism business lovingly cared for and operated by a local family. We are dedicated to the environment, sustainability, conservation and education. We offer an authentic experience with a genuine love for the Maine coast, our community and the people we serve.

At you can find a series of Puffin cams on Seal Island in Maine. These are wonderful to watch and you can track the Puffin chick from egg to fledgling…

Listen/Watch “Puffins, Little Fish and Climate Change” a 2018 talk by Dr. Steven Kress 


THE BOSTON GLOBE, GLOBE MAGAZINE, April 5, 2015: The Puffins of Eastern Egg Rock and Hardy Boat Cruises featured in “What it takes to restore the puffin to Maine’s islands“ 

NPR – PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL’S ‘LIVING ON EARTH’, May 15, 2015: Steve Curwood speaks with Dr. Steve Kress and Derrick Jackson about their new book “Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock”. Click here for audio and here for transcript. This is an excellent resource for Puffin information.

DOWN EAST MAGAZINE, May 2015 : Hardy Boat Cruises Listed in top 5 “Super-Scenic Boat Cruises” and “From Our Archives” a partial reprint of a Down East Magazine article from 1977 “Puffins From The Past” 

For more information about Dr. Steve Kress, Atlantic Puffins and the amazing work on Eastern Egg Rock, please visit Project Puffin and National Audubon.