Does it get any better than a summer getaway in the Kennebunks? We think not. One of our favorite things to do in the warmer months is to explore the area from the water. Hop aboard one of the many vessels docked right in the port (hence, the name Kennebunkport) for a gently rocking and sometimes rolling view of our little corner of vacationland –and maybe the sight of a whale or two.
First Chance Whale Watch has a variety of whale watching and scenic lobster tours suitable for any land lubber, and our general managers can help you pick the one that's right for you. Interested in hitting the open seas? Take a seat in the bow of Nick’s Chance for a four and a half hour whale watching journey along the rugged Atlantic coast. You may catch a glimpse of the majestic humpback whale, as well as dolphins, swordfish, and other diverse marine life within the Gulf of Maine.
If you prefer to stay closer to the shore, book a scenic tour on Kylie’s Chance. For an hour and a half you'll sail down the pristine Kennebunk River and along the Kennebunkport coastline. You sail will take you by former President Bush’s summer home (Walker's Point), seals sunning themselves, and occasionally a real-time harvest of fresh lobsters.
After shaking off your sea legs, take a stroll in downtown Kennebunkport to Allison’s Restaurant to enjoy their famous clam chowder and expansive beer offerings. Newly renovated for the 2016 season, this longtime local favorite couples a laid back vibe with a modern ambiance.
First Chance Whale Watch | 4 Western Avenue, Kennebunk | 207.967.5507