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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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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The experience as a whole was fantastic!!!!! Fun for young and old ! The crew was so friendly and welcoming!!! Totally hands on and everyone got a chance. A MUST IN PORTLAND

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I've gone with Lucky Catch twice on two different trips. On both trips, kids and adults had fun. I love that they make sure every single person on the boat gets a turn doing the traps, including every adult and even the smallest children. They let the kids (and anyone) hold starfish that were caught and other sea life. They... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I did not know about lobsters and if you would like to know book this tour. Birds were active and seals were not to active. A seal cruise and sightseeing cruise book it today if you like history of lobsters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This tour was FANTASTIC. I am a local who brought a relative visiting for the weekend and we both enjoyed ourselves immensely! The crew was friendly, informative, and true pros at making the excursion fun and informative. I'd highly recommend this for families; there were a lot of young kids on our tour and they had a blast helping out... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was so much fun. The trip lasted about 90 minutes and was perfect for an afternoon while in Portland. The crew were so friendly and made sure to include everyone in each of the activities from baiting the traps, pushing them out, emptying them, measuring the lobsters and banding the claws. At the end of the trip you can... More

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am a "local" and booked the Lucky Catch for out of town guests who have children (6and 8). So glad that I decided to join them. The trip was informative, fun and well organized - and everyone had a great time. Captain Tom was terrific, as was the wonderful teacher who taught us about lobsters and sustainable fishing. I... More

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chesterton, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This sounded like fun and something I know nothing about. And it was fun! Tom and Brian are very informative, esp. for us Midwesterners land lovers. We caught some lobsters, but none that we could keep. But they told everything about the lobsters and everyone on the boat had a chance to help. It was a beautiful day which helps,... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great time learning first hand about lobstering in Maine. Informational and fun for all ages. Everyone participates. Definitely worth the price!

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our family of 6 (3 teenagers, 1 preteen) had a great time on the 5:30 tour. We learned quite a bit about lobsters & lobstering & about other sea creatures we'd pulled in. We can all identify lobsters as male/female now- in Nebraska, not so useful, but fun nevertheless. The boat was extremely clean and well kept, and the crew... More

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