Schedule & Fares 2020
~ DOWN EAST MAGAZINE’S ~ BEST OF MAINE 2018!
~ 27 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP!
~ OUR 32 YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL AUDUBON AND PROJECT PUFFIN!
May 22nd – June 14th
May 22nd, 23rd & 25th, June 13th & 14th ONLY
Departs at 12 pm, 1 hour trip
June 15th – September 7th
Departs at 12pm, 1 hour trip
September 8th – October 12th
No trips October 3rd & 4th
Saturdays & Sundays ONLY
Departs at 12pm, 1 hour trip
Children under 12 $12
Children under 2 FREE
Reservations recommended but not always necessary!
Given the uncertainty COVID-19 has created for the traveling public, we are offering a RISK FREE way to book your reservation that has no financial obligation to you. We want you to feel comfortable and confident about your reservations (or cancellations). We are offering you the ability to book for free and pay in full the week prior to your trip. No deposits and no cancellation fees. This offer is for all bookings made for trips between May 16th and June 30th.
We will extend this offer as necessary.
All cancellations for 2020 will receive a 100% refund or you can choose to apply your balance to store credit.
For your free booking, use code “RISKFREE” at check out. Look for the “Have a code?” button and simply type in “RISKFREE”.
We encourage you to book online!
SEAL WATCH INFORMATION
RESERVATION INFORMATION: Click here
Where family tradition begins…
Looking for a great family trip? This is it! Young and old will appreciate this trip. It is just the right amount of time on the water and we never lose sight of shore. It begins as a gentle sightseeing tour following the early morning wake of the lobstermen. As we travel northward, points of interest are shared and we often find the lobstermen hard at work hauling their gear. As we approach Webber’s Dry Ledge, summer home to the Harbor Seals, they are either sunning themselves on the rocks or frolicking in the water around the ledges. The history and biology of our resident population of Seals is explained in an entertaining and enjoyable way. Frequently, Captains Al and Kaitlin will allow the kids to take a turn at the helm on the return trip to New Harbor. This makes for a fantastic photo opportunity for the parents. We even let the “young at heart” have their turn at the wheel! Over the years we have seen a legion of loyal Seal Watchers. Kids who had to be helped into the Captain’s chair are now in college and some are returning with children of their own. What a joyful and humbling experience this has become for us. This is a wonderful trip not to be missed. Come and begin a family tradition of your own.
ABOUT HARBOR SEALS: Click here
DURATION: 1 hour
NARRATION: Our Captains provide an educational and entertaining narration during the trip.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to departure.
BE PREPARED: Dress appropriately. We suggest dressing in layers. Remember the weather on the Maine coast is changeable and can feel quite cold even in the middle of Summer. Warm blankets are available.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Binoculars are also available to rent.
GALLEY: Coffee, tea, healthy snacks and home baked goodies available.
PARKING: $5 per day per vehicle and payable in CASH ONLY. No credit cards or personal checks are accepted. For multiple day and overnight parking, the parking fee is payable upon the first day of parking. Parking is located around the corner from the dock in a large grassy field. Upon paying for your parking, you will receive a parking validation. You will need to present your parking validation at the dock to collect your boat tickets (peak season only). Please feel free to drive down to the dock to unload passengers and luggage before leaving your vehicle in the parking lot. The walk back to the dock is about 5 minutes. During the Spring and Fall, parking is payable at the ticket booth on the dock. The parking lot can accommodate buses, campers, RV’s and trailers.
ALL Hardy Boat patrons MUST park in the grassy field. Our parking lot is located in a safe, quiet, residential area.
PLEASE DISARM YOUR CAR ALARM.
Cars parked at Shaw’s Wharf Restaurant will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Schedules, fares and fees are subject to change without notice. Fuel surcharges may be imposed if necessary.