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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We knew when we visited Maine we wanted to go Lobstering. I found Lucky Catch during a Google search and we called them up and made our reservations. We were informed upon booking that they only take cash, which was great to know so we could be prepared. We even got a call the day of the tour to confirm... More

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This tour was amazing! We went out on the lobster boat and went hunting for lobster. The captain and first mate were wonderful. They were well informed and funny. They involved us in every part of lobster hunting. I had so much fun. One of the best vacation activities ever!!!

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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are even remotely interested in lobster fishing, or just lobsters themselves, I highly recommend this excursion! It was both a fascinating and educational experience to don a fishermen’s apron and participate in hauling and re-baiting traps, as well as to learn about lobsters in general – from determining their gender to determining if they were “keepers” or “throwbacks.”... More

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Longwood, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I found Lucky Catch online and booked them directly while I was on a Fall Foliage cruise. This is a real winner. The crew is super friendly and knowledgable. The experience and scenery can't be beat, plus you'll see most of the same lighthouses and sights as the more expensive ship-sold excursions. Tons of fun and a bargain at $30/person.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a highlight of our northeast vacation. The trip was fun because the crew gets everyone involved in pulling traps out of the water, putting rubber bands on the lobster claws and getting the food ready for the trap - and its informative because of all the fun lobster facts the crew shares with the group. In addition to... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Captain Tom and First Mate Brian were wonderful hosts and educators on our 1-1/2 hour trip around Portland Harbor. The cruise provided adults and kids an opportunity to participate the normal activities that happen on a lobster trawler - filling bait bags, emptying pots once on the boat, banding the lobster, prepping the pots for setting back, and putting them... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After reading the reviews about Captain Tom, I expected some grizzly old man with a beard telling us sea tales about his old lobstering days. Instead, I found an active crew who took the time to speak with everyone on board and teach them all they wanted to know about lobster fishing - and more. The boat was clean and... More

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Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I had made five trips to Maine and this was the first time we did a lobster tour. This was the BEST boat tour we have ever had. It was informative, fun and about five notches higher than any other tour we've taken. We got to bait the lobster traps, pull up the trips and pull out... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I both agree that this tour was the highlight of our recent trip to Maine. Upon arrival, Bryan and David quickly gave us boarding instructions and the few rules of the boat and we were off. As we traveled to the fishing grounds, we enjoyed information about lobster fishing and the lobsters themselves. Yes... I can now... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was informative, hands-on and all around a good time. I would love to bring kids on this tour as I think they would have the time of their lives and as an adult I would have enjoyed seeing some kids and their inquisitive natures (although I think my husband was almost... More

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