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Eastport: Birdwatching Cruise on the Pier Pressure

Chris Bartlett

The Pier Pressure, a Coast Guard-certified 45-foot 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, kittiwakes, cormorants, Ospreys, hawks, Bald Eagles, gulls, terns, and alcids. Seals, porpoises, herring weirs, salmon pens, and lighthouses will be part of the tour. Captain Butch Harris has explored these waters all of his life, and our festival guide will also be onboard to help out with sightings.

Bring your binoculars and camera! Wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes with non-slippery soles. Bring windproof and waterproof layers.

If the trip is canceled, and you cannot or do not want to try for a later day, you will receive a full refund.

Meet at the main pier in 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 toilet facilities are available at the pier, and there is a toilet on the boat. Depending on the tide, boarding the boat may require descending a steep ramp. We will call you to clarify departure location.