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Lucky Catch Cruises

170 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0941
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Ranked #3 of 46 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay, Maine. The tours depart from Long Wharf in Portland and operate from the... more » Owner description: Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay, Maine. The tours depart from Long Wharf in Portland and operate from the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. A typical lobster excursion involves pulling eight traps near scenery such as the Portland Headlight Lighthouse, Civil War Fort Gorges and the Seal Rocks. Lobsters can be purchased after the tour for a discounted price and brought to the restaurant next door for cooking. We limit the number of passengers on each boat, so please call ahead for reservations. All the best from Maine! « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I went for a tour with Lucky Catch back in August of 2013 and had a blast. We learned so much about the practice of sustainable lobster fishing and the actual lobster. The staff were fun and informative. After getting back on shore we could buy our lobster and have it cooked up into a delicious dinner... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We took the 5pm sail that went around the islands. They had us put on orange rubber aprons and gloves to keep our clothes clean while we assisted with catching lobsters. They showed us how they pulled up the traps, determined which lobsters were "keepers" and which had to go back, and then instructed us how to ready the bait... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you are looking for something unique to do when in Portland, I highly recommend boarding the Lucky Catch. The captain and mate of this lobster boat gets everyone on board involved from baiting the traps to banding the lobsters caught. The traps are set in the bay so the water is calm, at least on the day we went.... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My husband, brother and I took this tour while visiting Maine in August 2013. What an incredible experience! While out on the boat you are able to see and learn about a lot of different sites. We saw and learned about lighthouses, a fort, and a couple different islands. The crew is very knowledgeable and entertaining. They give a great... More

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Indianapolis
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I took my two girls (14 and 11) on this trip, and it was the highlight of our entire vacation. The captain (Tom) and his mate were great. They pointed out the sights around Portland Harbor while driving us out to their traps. Once out at the first traps, they explained the process of catching lobsters, and we pulled them... More

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Barron, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Fun and interactive tour. Lots of information about catching lobster and beautiful lighthouses and landmarks. Best part was eating the lobster we caught!

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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were in Portland, Maine, this month for our anniversary. We’re SO GLAD we joined Tom and Brian on the Lucky Catch! They are passionate about lobster fishing and Maine… and it makes for a great experience that we will always remember! This is a unique, hands-on lobster fishing trip that everyone can enjoy (friends, couples, or families). They share... More

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philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a good tour to take when you want to see a lot of the lighthouses in Maine. It would be good to reserve in advance because this tour is always full. Great photos can be taken in this tour. It is nice to stay on the upper deck of the boat but it sometimes gets chilly.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great guys, very knowledgable, and a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Totally worth it just for the lobsters you get to buy at the end.

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Very fun and informative tour around Portland harbor. This is a hands-on tour where all the people on the boat don lobster aprons and gloves and get the whole lobster catching experience: baiting the trap, helping retrieve and replace the traps, measuring the lobster to make sure it's a keeper and banding the lobster's claws. Our two lobstermen were very... More

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