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Address: Pier 8, 42 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-2284
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Fun for the Whole Family

My fiance went on this two-hour fishing trip and I very much regret not joining him because the sea turned out to be calm, the visibility was good (despite fog early morning), and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Callao, Virginia
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Callao, Virginia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My fiance went on this two-hour fishing trip and I very much regret not joining him because the sea turned out to be calm, the visibility was good (despite fog early morning), and the mackerel were sitting around waiting to be caught! More mackerel than any one could possibly eat in two hours. Balmy Day Cruises provides the tackle and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a nice day trip to Monhegan Island. About 1 1/2 each way. Captian Mike kept us well informed and pointed out points of interest. There were snacks/beverages for purchase on board and a bathroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My 7 year old son and I went mackerel fishing for 2 hours. We had a blast! The captain and deck hand were both very nice and it was a perfect get away. We probably caught 25 mackerel. The trip was well worth the money and we'll do it again sometime.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I did the Burnt Island tour on August 27 - last one of the season. It included a pleasant 15 minute boat ride out to the island, then a variety of experiences that taught us about Maine lighthouses and the life of a lighthouse keepers' family in the mid 20th century. After an introductory presentation, we had a sequence of... More 

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Indianapolis
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We took the day cruise to Monehan Island. Well worth it. Great place to go for variety of reasons. Good for getting away. Good for climbing rocks near the beach to find a place to sit and have a nice picnic lunch or take pictures or, for the artists, to paint or take photographs. Wonderful trip and crew of Balmy... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I use Novelty often to go back and forth to Squirrel Island. A friend stays there and we share times together in the summer. Since several food items need to be carried over from the mainland, they are very accommodating in loading and unloading our bags. It's always a very pleasant ride and they feed us with great information about... More 

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Auburn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife had always wanted to go to Monhegan Island so when we were in Maine in June we took a Balmy Day cruise to Monhegan. It was a relatively warm calm day and a great day to be on the water. The captain and her crew were very friendly and informative pointing out several points of interest giving you... More 

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Mineral, Virginia
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Took the trip to Monhegan on the Balmy Days II. Captain Mike was great. His narrative about the area was interesting and when sea life was there he pointed it out. Definitely take the $4.00 trip around the island. The crew were courteous and helpful. Comfortable ride on the top deck. Making the reservation was easy. Staff professional and courteous.... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went sailing on the Bay Lady on a perfect afternoon for sailing. There was just one other couple on the sail, plus the captain and his mate. We went well out of the harbor, up to 7 knots - scenery was incredible. Captain was very informative with info about sailing, his own boat and all the other boats that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There's really not a lot to do on the island, and the scenery is not very impressive. We enjoyed the boat ride past the other islands, but the rest was a waste of time. Also, the map did not match the little streets, which are not even marked. Finally, we had lunch at the main house and it took FOREVER... More 

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