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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 2014
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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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The tour led by Captain Dave and Jill was awesome! We didn't just sit on the boat we actively partipated in setting the traps ! The guides were full of information and boat ride by Portland Head Light was great. Highly recommend this trip!

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Los Angeles
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

They have got their program down and it's a good one. You get to see the Portland harbor with some degree of history involved. However, the most interesting aspect is the lobster catching. They hauled up about a half dozen lobster traps and show in detail what lobsters they keep and which they return to the bay. Plus give you... More

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Willet, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Well......we have been home from our cruise for nearly a week, and we are still talking about the highlight of it all. We did the Lucky Catch lobster tour......all I can is that it was truly an amazing day. Learning about the size, sex, helping bait and set traps was very informative. The crew was not only fun, but allowed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an experience you must do while visiting Maine! This was by far the biggest highlight of our trip. The experience is very hands on and we learned a lot while being on the boat. Staff was extremely friendly and very informative. It is definitely a must do!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Absolutely brilliant excursion and I'd recommend it highly to anyone visiting Portland. Not only do you get a fantastic boat trip overlooking the Maine coastline, but you get the opportunity to get involved in the lobstering yourself (and the crew makes sure everyone gets the chance to try all the different elements). If you're lucky, you may get to see... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Just returned from Portland, ME and can't rave enough about the Lucky Catch Excursion. Put this on your list FIRST! It was educational, beautiful, entertaining and more! Sheila was our Tour Director who was so much fun, knowledgeable and was able to engage everyone on the boat. Captain Dave was equally as knowledgeable! I learned more about the lobster industry,... More

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Gibsonburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a great experience for us while visiting Portland. We had a great time with the crew who were very informative on how to catch lobster, as well as filling us in on the surrounding landscape. We were able to help bait the traps, push the traps out, and put the bands on the lobsters. The guides were excellent... More

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Dushore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Portland was one stop on our cruise. We decided to trust our instincts (and AAA blurb) and found Lucky Catch Lobster just down the street from our pier. The experience was the best!!! The crew was wonderful, the ride was great, scenery spectacular, and we even learned a lot! It was a great value -- really low-cost, especially compared to... More

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fairfax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was the highlight of our vacation. We had a great time. They were very friendly and I learned a lot about lobsters and lobstering. We bought our lobster and had the freshest lobster meal we may ever have. Highly recommend this tour

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I went to Portland, ME for our anniversray. We decided to the a lobster tour and chose Lucky Catch. It's $30 bucks for the tour per a person. The crew and captain were very nice and informative. We've learned so much about lobsters i've never even knew about. You are able to pick out your own lobster... More

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