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Rugosa Lobster Tours

Address: 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Phone Number: 207-468-4095
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Ranked #1 of 17 Activities in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My wife and I had a fantastic time on the Rugosa this past July. We recommend that you should take a tour and learn far more about lobsters than you ever thought about knowing.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We booked the tour in October 2013. It was on time, informative and fun. I would recommend this tour for anyone ages 2 to 99.

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CaptainBobD, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda B for taking the time to post some good positive feedback for Rugosa. We greatly appreciate your kind support. Hope to see you again some time. Thanks, Capt. Bob More 

Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You will will learn so much from Captain Bob and Firstmate Kevin. They tell you everything you'd like to know about the lobster lifestyle. You will hold a lobster and learn how to distinguish a male from a female. You will be on the water to see how lobsters are caught. This is a fun-filled opportunity for all ages.

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CaptainBobD, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words in giving us a favorable review. We are always delighted to have people come away from one of our trips with an appreciation of lobsters and the men that work so hard fishing for them. We are so happy that you had a lot of fun and enjoyed our boat trip. That's what the Rugosa... More 

Wethersfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was everything we were hoping for, and more! So fun and educational. The captain and mate were extremely knowledgeable and professional, yet it was a fun and relaxed environment. We learned so much about the Maine lobster industry as well as all about lobsters -- how and what they eat, mate, swim, molt, shed their shell, etc. While they... More 

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CaptainBobD, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for your generous comments about our lobster tour! We try to bring fun and interesting information your way about these amazing creatures of the sea. But the real fun lies with all of the people that join us for these tours. Matt and I feed off the positive, interested vibe that we receive from the... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Captain and first mate are excellent. Tour is interesting and professionally done. As an adult I learned so much about lobsters and they're life cycle. Time well spent on this local attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a wonderful, roughly hour and a half tour on a lobster boat. Our children ages 6-11 loved the hands on experience and we learned everything you need to know about lobsters!! The hosts were fantastic - Answered any and all questions you could have about lobsters and lobster fishing. Got to band, hold, and "play" with the lobsters.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our family took the afternoon tour and loved it! We all learned quite a bit about our lobster friends while taking in the scenery from an angle you can't get onshore. Reservations were smooth and the crew was knowledgeable and fun. Our kids are late teens, but there were a few smaller kids onboard who all seemed to be having... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a must-try experience for families and anyone else interested in the ocean. Our hosts, Matt and the Captain, provide a fully guided tour and hands-on lobster fishing experience. The tour is just the right length - about 75 minutes, and the hosts are wonderful with children and voyagers of all ages. These guys can answer any question that... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great time on the trip. We learned a lot and it was enjoyable watching children participate. Captain Bob and Matt were a wealth of knowledge. Would recommend anyone (who doesn't get seasick) to take the tour. We got to see the Bush house.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I and our 3 boys ages 14, 11, 9 took this tour in late July 2014 on a beautiful sunny day. As it is always breezy out on the water, I was glad we brought sweatshirts. Captain Bob and Matt were so personable and great with the kids. Very informative. The boat is small and accommodates just... More 

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