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Balmy Days Cruises

Pier 8, 42 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-2284
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The Bay Lady cruises Boothbay Harbor gently in light winds making for a perfect afternoon sail. Captain Mike and deckhand Aaron know every corner of the harbor, delivering down east wisdom with tidbits of Maine specific stories. Highly enjoyable. We arrived just before departure time and picked up lobster rolls at the Ebb Tide restaurant across the street ... An... More

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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The sailing cruise with Balmy Days was magical! Captain Mike and his deck hand made it fun, effortless and very peaceful. Now that I've done the sailing cruise, I can't imagine cruising on a noisy "stink boat". Lots of information about the lighthouses, "Carousel" filming location etc. BYOB is encouraged.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was an early morning last minute decision to head to the coast for a day cruise. Called a couple of other lines before Balmy Days and no one answered. Luckily they did and I made reservations for the 12:30 1 1/2 hour sail in the harbor - only $26.00 each and max. of 16 people on the schooner. Luck... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There should probably be a disclaimer before you pay that says this boat is used primarily to transport the people and their pets of Squirrel Island to the main harbor. You will spend more time waiting for others to board and exit than you will enjoy the sights of the harbor. Stay away from this boat, it would be well... More

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New Hampshire
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18 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a very nice 1-hour sightseeing cruise around Boothbay Harbor and surrounding islands. We took the 12:30 Harbor cruise and enjoyed the narration and beautiful sights from the top deck. While the boat doubles as a ferry to Squirrel Island, we thought it was a great way to assimilate into the local crowd and added a flavor that is... More

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've been on most of the Balmy Days Cruises trips - the mackerel fishing trip is perfect for kids, so is the Harbor Tour. The Bay Lady (Balmy Days' sail boat) is the most beautiful boat in the whole harbor. Perfect for couples looking for a romantic, quiet sail! You'll see at least 2 light houses on these trips as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I have visited Boothbay many times and were looking for an outdoor activity we had not done before. We decided on the Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour experience provided by Balmy Days Cruises. It was a gorgeous day (July 21st), the weather was just perfect. The boat ride over to the lighthouse included a harbor tour of the... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Balmy Days runs a variety of day trips from Pier 8 in Boothbay. Everything from trips to Monhegan Island, whale watching and fishing excursions to the 1 hr harbor tour that stops at Squirrel Island. Service has always been great and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Certainly bring a coat since it is generally much cooler on the... More

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Skowhegan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

What a fun cruise around the harbor and islands off Boothbay Harbor. Took out grandson and he had a blast, wanted to go again. The captain does a great job of explaining the sights we were seeing. Also did package delivery and mail pick up. Pretty cool trip!

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Bristol, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I, along with another couple decided to take the one hour harbor cruise on one of the Balmy Days boats. It turned out to be more of a ferry than a cruise for tourists. The ship was used to deliver flowers, groceries, etc. The locals and those renting housing for the summer were gathering on the ship... More

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