Special Excursions


Since Maine State Conservation Law prohibits commercial lobstermen from pulling lobster traps on Sundays in June, July, and August, Lucky Catch offers some other unique and interesting excursions to explore Casco Bay.




Sunday, June 16th 2019

Fort Gorges

10:15 - 11:45 pm

Fort Gorges Excursion

Fort Gorges is a stunning, granite-walled Civil War battery built between 1858 and 1865. Situated in the center of Portland Harbor, the fort is easily seen but rarely visited due to her rocky shoals, awash at low tide. At high tide her stone pier can be accessed but only for a limited time, causing our widely varied departure times for this excursion.
Fort Gorges, now owned by the City of Portland, is designated as a public park and is open for all to enjoy, but only smaller craft that can be carried ashore can make a landing during all tides. Despite the required effort every summer hundreds of adults and children stop to explore and experience a piece of history.

Visitors enter the fort at their own risk and will be required to sign a release of liability before embarking on the excursion. There are hazards in and around the fort including uneven footing and access to precipitous drops, however, the fort can be safely visited using minimal common sense.

The transit to Fort Gorges is 15 minutes each way allowing 60 minutes ashore.

Prices for the Fort Gorges Excursion:







Juniors (13-18)



Children (2-12)



Under 2