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Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure

130 Thomaston Street, Rockland, ME 04841
207-542-6852
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Ranked #8 of 14 activities in Rockland
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South Kent, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Nice mid October day, took the tour.Captain and his first mate very pleasant. Taught us, my wife, me and our son alot about lobster trapping, Identifying males and females,what's a legal catch, types of crabs caught in the traps too as well as other little sea creatures that come up in the traps.Saw a seal and some interesting birds like... More

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Madrid, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is not a hands-on lobster boat. Go to Portland for that. Sit back enjoy the scenery and ask questions. The captain loves to tell local stories. (Ask about the bic lighter commercial).

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

my wife , 5 year old son and myself recently went on a lobster fishing trip with steve hale who calls himself captain jack. we came from singapore and in fact had booked a private charter at $150 per hour for that day via e mails. that day was 12 september 2013. having travelled half way across the world and... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We love lobster! My husband found Captain Jack online and booked couple days ahead. We live in Texas but always enjoy our trips to Maine. However, we had never been on a lobster boat. We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion. Both the Captain and First Mate were very hospitable and answered our many questions. They explained trapping and how the conservation... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It wasn't part of our original plan, but a great diversion. We were fortunate that we were the only other non-crew members on the boat. We got to see the harbor, got some great pictures of the lighthouse and got to see the lobsters up close. Overall, a better experience for us than for the lobsters!

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Atlanta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed that Capt Jack and his assistant made so little effort to teach about lobstering and the lobster conservation efforts. His assistant was friendly, but couldn't answer even basic questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife & I had a great time. On previous visits to Maine I'd always wonder about lobstering when watching the small boats plying the waters. Capt Steve was a lot of fun; a real character, but very informative and graciously answered all our questions.

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Mims
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

A once in a lifetime experience. Took us out to pick up lobster traps before hurricane Sandy arrived. Lobster info interesting, got to hold the lobster, and Steve got herring to feed the seals. One of the highlights of our 5 day Maine trip :)

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife surprised me with this tour for my birthday. We were visiting Maine for 4 days for my Lobstah Shack Crawl...absolutely the highlight of my trip. Steve was very warm and had an incredible sense of humor...we laughed the whole time we were on the boat. He even gave us the lobster we caught to eat that night for... More

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LaGrangeville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Went out with my wife and in-laws. Great time. Captain Jack knows the trade, knows the harbor and adds lots of spice to the experience. We loved the experience and will be back!

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