The whale-watching season runs from mid-April to September and captivates thousands on crewed sailing yacht charters with the prospect of sighting humpback whales, pilot whales, minke whales and finback whales, as well as rarer visitors like sei whales, sperm whales, orcas and right whales. When you’ve had your fill of wildlife spotting, sail in Maine’s MidCoast and islands. This is a veritable paradise, with its many secluded coves, inviting harbour villages with a view and some of the best lobster you’ll ever taste especially on Swan's Island. Maine is renowned for its seafood restaurants, ranging from the local lobster shacks to five-star restaurants.
The region has a continental climate with warm, humid but dry summers and very cold winters. The season runs from April to October, with temperatures reaching up to 25oC in June and July, with gentle winds of around 5 knots.