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Lucky Catch Cruises

170 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0941
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Ranked #4 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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Morristown, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It wasn't just for kids. We went with my boyfriend and my mother. All of us had a lot of fun. They took us to all landmarks on/by the sea including the oldest light house. We couldn't have taken great pictures with the light house unless we were on the boat. We caught many lobsters, measured them to make sure... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great time taking the lobster tour out to Portland Head light. The crew are super friendly and provided a fun and educational experience. We got to assist in preparing bait for the traps and in banding the lobster's claws as they came out of the traps. The crew gave a nice overview of lobstering in Maine. There... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great tour of the Portland harbour area. You are skippered by a lobsterman who explains how lobster are caught, what rules and regulations apply to lobster fishing etc and all in a very hands-on way. Plus you do all of this as part of a very scenic cruise around the coast of Portland. Once back at port you can... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was without a doubt the best thing we did while in Maine! Make reservations in advance- we did not and somehow lucked out because there was a cancellation- otherwise the first available boat would have been days later. They only allow around 14 people on the boat so everyone has a chance to do something, fill up the chum... More

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was BY FAR the best thing we did while in downtown Portland. Tom and Brian were informative, friendly and made sure each passenger got a chance to participate in the business of catching lobsters. They are especially patient with the kids---all of whom seemed to have the time of their lives. We learned so much that we did not... More

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