If you go to Bar Harbor, you have to go out whale watching! We took a 3 1/2 hour whale and puffin watching tour out into the ocean and we were surprised at how many whales we saw-- 12 to be exact! Fin and Humpback whales. We also saw seals and other native birds. The Puffins are actually endangered so it was really special to see so many of them nesting around a little island. There were scientists out studying them as we passed. Even though it was around 80 degrees on shore, it gets down to 40 degrees on the boat... very chilly! We were in shorts and fleece jackets and were freezing. We also saw lots of lobster fisherman and traps. There are millions of traps out there but the fisherman are very responsible in how they catch them and female lobsters are marked and put back to lay their eggs and keep the population growing. We had lobster every day we were there. Supposedly the best way to boil them is in actual sea water that has all that sea salt in it. We loved it any way they did it! I miss eating fresh seafood already. There's a saying that says "only eat sea food if you can see the ocean". I have to agree that it's the best!