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Lobster Boat Tour w/ Captain Clive Farrin

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Phone Number: 207-380-7677
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What a great experience! Out on a real lobster boat, hauling in lobster, learning a TON about lobsters, and the kids getting to help out with the notching and banding. Captain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a great experience! Out on a real lobster boat, hauling in lobster, learning a TON about lobsters, and the kids getting to help out with the notching and banding. Captain Clive was incredibly personable and knowledgeable while Gage was entertaining and helpful. A great pair.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Retired schoolteacher, Boothbay Harbor native, and half-century plus lobsterman, Clive Farrin, and his assistant, Cage, welcomed our family aboard his vessel Sea Swallow in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We were six: two children, 7 and 4, mom and dad, and Grammy and Grampa. I'm Grampa (age in 70s). Sea Swallow is a working boat, and the approximately one hour trip is... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We traveled with brother-in-law and his wife to Maine. We have taken a lot of tours and this was the best one ever. Captain Clive and his funny helper took us and another couple (that tracked Capt Clive down) out and showed us how they catch lobsters and rebate the traps. He shared a lifetime of knowledge about lobsters with... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I traveled with my sister and two nieces to Boothbay. Everyone wanted to go on a lobster boat and we were lucky enough to find Captain Clive and his hilarious mate. We learned a lot about lobsters and watched them actually work a real lobster boat. Thanks to all. Lisa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you love to experience and learn while you are vacation, take this trip. Clive is a real deal lobsterman. We learned so much about conservation, habitat, and the life a lobsterman. Plus, you cannot beat the views in Boothbay Harbor. On a side note, Clive helped us arrange a later trip when our flight was cancelled and our luggage... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I decided to take my boys on this tour as we have a big lobster fan in the family. I thought it would be a fun way to spend some time in Boothbay Harbor, north of where we usually stay in Portland. Captain Clive was engaging and brimming with knowledge about lobster. New respect for lobster men and their catch.... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are in Boothbay area, don't miss this trip! My husband and I loved the small group and the local flair! Thanks for a fun trip, Capt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took four small children out for a morning ride with Capt. Clive and his stern man Cage. It was perfect! Kids were allowed to put bands on the lobsters. It was very educational but also fun! Couldn't ask for two better guides. Perfect amount of time.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Clive and his first mate were very nice. They told us a great deal about " lobstahs". Slow drive around the bay, checking lobster traps. Anything you want to know about lobsters, just aske this guy. It was very cool hauling up the traps, loading the trap back up with fresh bait, and watching them drop off the back of... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Captain Clive and the first mate were very fun and informative. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to get a feel for a real lobster boat.

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