Birdwatching Cruise on the Pier Pressure

Where: Eastport

Sunday, May 27

1:30 - 4 pm

Boat Captain:  Butch Harris

Guide: Chris Bartlett

Fee: $55

The Pier Pressure, a Coast Guard certified lobster boat, will transport you throughout Head Harbor Passage and its many Canadian islands. Amid spectacular scenery and plentiful wildlife, you will motor up close to islands where you may encounter shearwaters, storm-petrels, cormorants, Ospreys, hawks, Bald Eagles, gulls, terns, and alcids. Seals, porpoises, herring weirs, salmon pens, and lighthouses will be part of the 2-1/2 hour tour. Bring your binoculars and camera. It’s a great trip on the water with lots of birding opportunities. Our festival guide will be onboard to help out with sightings. Captain Butch Harris has explored these waters all of his life and will be an invaluable asset.

Please wear warm clothing, bring windproof and waterproof layers, and wear sturdy shoes with non-slippery soles. If the trip is canceled due to inclement weather, you will receive a full refund.

Meet at the main pier on Water St in downtown Eastport. From US 1 in Perry, take Rte 190 into Eastport. At the end of Rte 190 turn left onto Water Street. The pier is the next right. Parking and portable toilet facilities are available at the pier. Depending on the tide, boarding the boat may require descending a steep ramp. We will call you to clarify departure location.