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Private Lighthouse Sightseeing Charter on a Vintage Lobster Boat

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    What to Expect
    Each charter includes a captain as well as a deckhand who will serve as your guide.  You will meet your guide at Bell Buoy Park, 72 Commercial Street, Portland ME.  This is adjacent to the Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal.  Your guide will escort you down the ramp to the water taxi dock and assist you with boarding MONHEGAN, our vintage lobster boat.

    You've undoubtedly seen Maine's lighthouses in pictures and on TV, but now you can view them from the water on your own private boat!  Commissioned by George Washington in 1791, Portland Head Light is Maine's oldest and arguably most iconic lighthouse.  On our way, we will pass by Bug Light, Spring Point Ledge Light, Fort Gorges & Fort Scammel.  Your guide will point out these and other interesting sights as well as any wildlife we encounter.  

    From Portland Head Light, your captain will navigate past Ram Island Light and then through some of Casco Bay's islands.  You will watch Maine's rocky, tree-lined coast slip by as you relax on our deck chairs.  MONHEGAN is a very stable vessel, and she is outfitted with a retractable weather cover so your comfort aboard is assured.  If you wish, you can bring aboard food or beverages, and your guide will be happy to assist in serving.  MONHEGAN is stocked with glassware, plates, and utensils.  We provide a cooler with ice and bottled water on all charters.  Alcohol may be responsibly consumed by our guests of legal age.  Your guide is happy to assist in serving. 

    Throughout the cruise, guests will find ample opportunities for photos.  This is a fantastic way to see some of the best sights in the Portland area and will certainly be one of the highlights of your time in Maine.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Portland Public Water Taxi Dock at Bell Buoy Park (next to Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal)
    Return Details
    Same as departure location unless alternative arrangements made in advance.
    • A licensed captain and deckhand will ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water
    • MONHEGAN is equipped with a retractable weather cover to ensure your comfort and enjoyment even if the weather gets a bit breezy or wet.
    • Bottled water
    • Cooler and ice
    • Plates, silverware, and basic serving utensils for a meal, picnic, or hors d' oeuvres
    • Mugs, beer glasses, wine glasses, and corkscrew
    • MONHEGAN is equipped with an environmentally friendly composting toilet
    • We encourage our guests to bring their own food and drinks to enjoy aboard. We are happy to assist in serving. Alcohol may be responsibly consumed by our passengers of legal age.
    • Parking in the Old Port is not included (however, we do offer free parking if you choose to depart from our dock in South Portland)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Charters are priced per boat for up to 6 passengers. Select 1 adult at checkout to provide primary traveler information for your party.
    • Children are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Four friends spent a couple of hours mid-morning-midday aboard the Monhegan. The crew was personable, helpful and great fun to be around. It was a wonderfully relaxing way to get back on the water and catch some of the greatest views on the east coast....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kathie F
    jgallea, Owner at Casco Bay Custom Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for joining us out on the water! We are thrilled you had such a nice time.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This two hour boat ride was the perfect way to end our vacation in Maine. It’s ideal for a family with young kids (no need to worry about bothering other passengers). The crew was friendly and laid back but had lots of interesting information to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Kelly F
    Reviewed August 12, 2019

    My husband and I spent two hours with the crew of this fantastic boat! We cruised around looking at lighthouses and were surprised with a pod of Porpoises. We brought lunch and some beers and had an amazing day! As boaters we were so thankful...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 384pennyn
    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with the noon lighthouse tour on board the Monhegan, on sunny Saturday in mid-July. We brought along two close friends. Matt and Nick were the crew, and they took us out past Portland Head Light, and then...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Bob M
    Reviewed June 22, 2019

    This is the second trip I have taken with this charter company and they keep getting better and better. We wanted a special event for my dad's 80th with his daughters and they gave us a wonderful tour of the Portland harbor and lighthouses. They've...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank kjarmstrong
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