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Lobster Boat Tour w/ Captain Clive Farrin

Address: Boothbay Harbor, ME
Phone Number: 207-380-7677
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Traverse City, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We found it very easy to contact the captain and arrange for a trip that very afternoon. The boat arrived promptly at the scheduled time and place. Captain Clive was very informative and personal. We found his first, and only, mate to be quite pleasant and informative also. Captain Clive has a great deal of knowledge of the lobster industry,... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I took my grandsons (9 and 15) on Capt Clive's boat. We thoroughly enjoyed Capt. Clive, his personality and his knowledge of lobster fishing. Boys loved the trip. Highly recommended to those who want to learn about lobstering and enjoy beautiful views of Bootbay from the sea. Bob

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Lacona, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I reviewed and found Captain Clive and boat here on trip advisor. We wanted a small not touristy educational trip and this is what you get. An excellent choice and way to really learn all about the Maine lobsters. We were so luckily I had not called ahead to book and captain Clive was so accomodating . I barely had... More 

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was our first trip to Maine. Captain Clive and Cage were extremely knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the lobster fishing industry. The day was perfect and we had an absolute blast. Don't miss out on a fun adventure.

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Nassau, Bahamas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We boarded the "Sea Swallow early (about 8 am ) for a chance to experience the workings of a real lobster vessel. Capt. Clive and his first mate, Cage, took us into Boothbay Harbor where they began assembling the bait (salted herring) that would soon be hung in empty lobster pots. As the lines of pots were pulled in and... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

DO this boat trip when here. Excellent. Wife and I out today with Clive and mate on a perfect weather day. I am now lobster-smarter after wonderful trip and expert info from very knowledgeable Capt Farrin, a retired educator. Pulled and set traps, etc., etc. Money well-spent.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked this activity based on the previous reviews and because we've never been to Maine. It was more fun than we ever anticipated. Captain Clive was very informative and interesting (his first mate, Cage, was also terrific!). My children were able to participate in the "lobster catching" and we all learned so much about the industry. The boat ride... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

You know it's a good trip when your 6 year-old says "can we do this again next year?" before he gets out of the boat. Fabulous experience. Can't recommend highly enough. Maybe if the rating scale went to 11?

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Charlottesville, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This trip is worth every penny and more. My family learned a ton about Lobsters and the Maine Lobster Fishery. Captain Clive and Cage are great people and answered every question we asked. The ride is wonderful and the view of the harbor is unbeatable. If you're in Boothbay or are going, call now and book your trip!!!

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Cary, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Didn't know what to expect but was very educational and active. Crew baited and pulled up over a dozen traps at 3 spots and found plenty if lobster. Excellent photo opps. Stayed in bay very calm waters. Just over an hour or so.

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