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Lobster Boat Tour w/ Captain Clive Farrin

Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-380-7677
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Lacona, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Captain Clive and Crew gave us a wonderful tour of the bay! We learned how they catch lobster and the history of lobster trapping in BoothBay Harbor. A must trip in the Harbor for those who want to learn about this industry! Captain Clive is a wealth of knowledge and has a love of this business! He made our trip... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This opportunity is one of a kind. This is a working lobster boat. We spent 1.5 hours on the boat. The kids were allowed to help fill bait bags and put bands on the lobsters that were kept. We all learned so much about the lobster business and about conservation efforts. It is a can not miss event. My kids... More

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