are some great places for whale watching in Maine.
whole coast of the US state of Maine, whales can be spotted
between April and October each year.
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They can be seen surfacing
interacting as they swim on their annual migation route between northen
feeding grounds and southern breeding grounds about 20 miles off the
coast. The most
common ones are
humpbacks, finbacks, minke and pilot whales, while occasionally others
such as right, killer, sperm and sei whales can also be seen.
The best way to watch them is of course a whale watching tour,
which takes you really close to them.
Such cruises are available for
example from Boothbay and Bar Harbour, and Kennebunkport.
But it is
possible to see them from vantage points on the coast as well,
particularly if you have a good pair of binoculars, or visit some of
whale watching points which have coin operated binoculars.
accommodation places also have whale watching patios and binoculars.