The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge sponsors a Seabird Sunset Cruise to Petit Manan Island Sunday, July 24, at 5 p.m. out of Bar Harbor. Guests will be on a comfortable catamaran with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company.

On the way out, guests will feast on complimentary hors d’oeuvres with wine and beer. This cruise limits the number of participants so participants have time to talk to National Wildlife Refuge staff and friends to identify birds and learn about their research and seabird restoration projects. There will be a benefit auction on the way back.

This cruise helps to raise awareness about nesting seabirds and raises critical funds for the Friends’ group that supports the conservation efforts of this refuge.

Tickets cost $50 per person and may be purchased at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 9 Water St., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To express interest in carpooling to Bar Harbor, leave contact information at the visitor center. Tickets can also be purchased online at

For more information, call 594-0600 x 5.