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.

Special Excursions

Since Maine State Conservation Law prohibits commercial lobstermen from pulling lobster traps after 4pm on Saturdays and all day Sundays in June, July, and August, Lucky Catch offers some other unique and interesting excursions to explore Casco Bay.

Traps n Apps

 Saturdays – June, July & August    3:40 -5:10

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Traps n Apps is a unique opportunity to savor Maine’s delicious seafood fresh from the source. After hauling a lobster trap to learn about Maine’s iconic crustacean, we’ll visit a sea farm to harvest fresh oysters and learn about local aquaculture. Each passenger receives a knife, gloves and instruction to shuck and enjoy three farm fresh oysters as we cruise Casco Bay passing by Lighthouses, Forts and Seal Rock. Two additional local aquaculture products (typically seaweed and mussels) will be sampled and discussed before a lobster roll finale. Please bring your own beverages to wash it all down, we do not provide any drinks. 

Adults – $90.

Fort Gorges Excursion

Sunday July, 25th   11:45 -1:15    &    Sunday August, 22nd   10:45 -12:15

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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 this unique 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.  Adults $30. – Children (2-11) $20.