Trip Advisor Reviews
Anne S
Anne S
2021-04-06
Great tour! Would book again We reserved a private tour and it was totally worth it! We wanted the kids to have an awesome experience without a crowd but I don’t know who had a better time them or the adults! We learned a lot and had a great experience all around. Highly recommend booking - experienced staff, very informative. We bought the lobsters we caught at a great rate and had a delicious dinner after a great day!
Laura J
Laura J
2021-01-29
Best Tour! We learned so much about the history of the Portland waterfront and of course, lobsters. My son loved that he was able to help bring up the cage and hold lobsters and crab. Highly recommend this tour for families looking for something to do in Portland.
iamstoked22
iamstoked22
2020-10-30
Great This was a fabulous event. We met up with the captain and crew and headed out into the bay. Along the way they pointed out several points of interest . We pulled four lobster pots and inspected the catch. Very informative and educational. The ladies were extremely informative.
SteveWhiz@aol.com
SteveWhiz@aol.com
2020-10-27
For 90 minutes you're part of the crew, wicked fun. Everyone participates on board. Arrrrrr matey, you're now part of the crew. You'll be putting dead fish in bait bags. You'll be emptying old bait bags and feeding the gulls. You'll be measuring for size and hoping for 'keepa's'. You'll get to pose with the biggest lobsters. This is not a cruise. It's an experience! You'll need to wash your hands afterwards Also one person was gull bombed. Hilarious. You'll learn all about lobsters. "The males have the hard appendage and the females have the soft one." ha ha ha. This was the highlight of our get away weekend to Portland. A few comments... the boat is the cleanest lobster boat you will ever see. They cleaned continuously throughout the trip. It's covid safe, people are spaced more than 6 feet apart. It's open air, but was not very cold even at the end of October. RESERVE EARLY. They sell out quickly. The Captain and Mate are totally charming and fun. A good time is guaranteed for all. Don't miss it.
Amanda
Amanda
2020-10-19
Such a Fun Time! This was hands down my favorite thing that we did when visiting Portland! Our guides were super informative and fun, and the boat ride was the perfect length of time. Do not skip out on this if you’re in the area!
Troy H
Troy H
2020-10-06
So much fun! My wife and I absolutely loved our lighthouse tour in late September. The weather was perfect. We learned so much about the lighthouses, islands, and lobster catching. We got to help set and change traps and left with a couple of lobsters that we had cooked to perfection next door after the tour. The captain and guide were fun and informative and interacted really well with everyone on board.
Karen
Karen
2020-09-30
Baby lobsters are crazy fierce!! This was our most pleasant surprise of our trip. We had an absolute blast on the boat. Social distancing was followed and everyone got an opportunity to take part in the lobster boat experience. We got a great history of lobster fishing as well as current practices. The staff were friendly, energetic, patient, and you could tell they loved their jobs. Quick tip - wear sunscreen, even if it is cloudy/misty. We did get a little pink on our faces even though it was cloudy and cool.
j0hnanth0nyz
j0hnanth0nyz
2020-09-29
Great trip We loved this cruise. It was very interactive and the crew was wonderful. We learned a lot about lobstering and were able to set up and pull up the pots. Unique experience!
Jacob D
Jacob D
2020-08-28
Fun experience, nice people! Informative tour with very friendly and patient guides. They answered all of our questions well and we learned a ton
tbzmc3
tbzmc3
2020-08-27
Nice Tour We enjoyed our lobster trip. Learned all about lobsters and the history of the area. Boys got to bait to measure lobsters.

Lobstering Schedule

We operate the lobstering excursions daily from the first weekend of May through the last weekend in October departing from our location at Long Wharf in Portland, Maine. State Conservation Laws prohibit commercial lobstermen from pulling traps after 4:00 PM on Saturdays and all day on Sundays in June, July and August only. Consequently, we only offer lobstering (catch and release) demonstration cruises on our vessel St. Croix during those times.                                  

Lobstering Routes:   Prices:
10:30 Portland Headlight   Adults  $40.
12:15 Seal Watch   Seniors  $38.
2:00 Portland Headlight   Juniors (13-18) $35.
3:45 Seal Watch   Children (2-12) $25.
       5:40 Whitehead Passage (July + August only)       Infants (0-1) Free

Additional departure times may be offered on our other boats.

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All lobstering tours last 80-90 minutes and cruises can fill up so we highly recommend making reservations in advance. We do our best to provide a safe boating experience, so we reserve the right to cancel in cases of severe weather.

Portland Headlight Lobstering Cruise

The Portland Headlight Lobstering cruise brings us right up to the most scenic points in Casco Bay. Our traps are set next to the granite walls of Fort Gorges and Fort Scammel, both Civil War fortifications. We’ll also haul a trap right off Maine’s most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight. In addition, we’ll see six other lighthouses, surely a lighthouse lovers dream!

Seal Watch Lobstering Cruise

The Seal Watch Lobstering cruise combines wonderful views of lighthouses, forts, and islands with a stop to haul traps at Seal Rocks (Halfway Rock). This solitary island is home to a colony of adorable harbor seals which can be seen basking in the sun or frolicking in the water nearby. During the summer months, our sighting rate is better than 90 % so have your cameras ready!

White Head Passage Lobstering Cruise

The White Head Passage cruise is the Captain’s favorite. This route weaves around the rocky shores of three beautiful Casco Bay islands before arriving alongside White Head cliff. With Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse towering to the south, the stone-faced profile of Chief White Head watches as we check our traps. Going home we’ll pass more lighthouses and forts on our way back through the harbor.