DownEast & Acadia is the perfect spot to catch a glimpse of the world's largest living creatures. There are many whale watching excursions all around our region. The chance of sighting a whale during one of these cruises is so high, some companies guarantee you will see one or you get to take the cruise until you do! Whale watching is a family friendly activity that is both educational and enjoyable and the cruises offer great information on the types of whales and efforts to protect them. Minkes, finbacks and more! Revel in the excitement as a whale spouts a stream of water into the air or breaches the ocean's surface, crashing back to the water with a spectacular splash. While cruising in the Gulf of Maine, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and puffins too.