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Damariscotta River Cruises

47 Main St, Schooner Landing Marina, By the Bridge, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4646
+1 207-315-5544
Review Highlights
Chip and Olga are great hosts. And Chip is a funny man.

Went with a group of about 40. Seating is on cushions and not real comfortable, but tolerable. You... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Fun, enjoyable, delightful......new experiences

LOVED the River Tripper and Chip and Olga. Chip (our Captain ) has a wonderful sense of humor... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
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Teciani, The RiverTripper, is a comfortable, 50-foot passenger boat cruising the tidal waters of the Damariscotta River. Featuring a full bar and the world-famous oysters of midcoast Maine, Teciani offers aquaculture and historic tours, sunset and music cruises daily, and is available for private parties and functions. Sailing from Damariscotta.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“saw seals” (4 reviews)
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47 Main St, Schooner Landing Marina, By the Bridge, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4646
+1 207-315-5544
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Went with a group of about 40. Seating is on cushions and not real comfortable, but tolerable. You can get up and walk around and up to the front of the boat. There is a full bar, you can buy a plate of 6 or...More

Thank OnTheFunBus
Reviewed September 13, 2017

LOVED the River Tripper and Chip and Olga. Chip (our Captain ) has a wonderful sense of humor, Olga is a delight. We tried fresh, raw oysters, had wonderful wine......small boat, was perfect. Learned about the oyster beds etc. We had some engine trouble so...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

The River Tripper was an interesting ride on the river however the boat was not particularly clean/well kept and the guide and comments uninspired.

Thank MKrebs13
Reviewed August 27, 2017

A beautiful evening on the Damiscotta River! We saw a few seals, tasted oysters gathered from five different farms, nibbled on cheese and crackers, drank sake and wine, and were charmed by Captain Chip and Olga. A perfect evening. Can't wait to do it again.

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Nothing better than slurping up Maine oysters while cruising by the beds that they were harvested from (though disappointingly not during the trip). Gorgeous landscapes, witty narratives from the RiverTripper captain. Friendly service from the lovely first-mate. We were lucky to have a small group,...More

Thank FoieGrasFatty
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I was a little put off by the price of the oysters and bubbles cruise, but it far exceeded my expectations for quality and fun! The crew are cheerful and very knowledgeable, the oysters and wine/champagne were delicious, and the evening cruise along the Damariscotta...More

Thank Ellenmelon149
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Perfect way to spend a summer day in Maine-cruising down the Damariscotta River, enjoying bubbly, oysters and cheese/crackers. The captain included history and humor to make it educational but most importantly, delicious. The experience was so much fun that I'm getting the trip for my...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 20, 2017

This was a scenic tour on a beautiful river. Even though my wife & I have been coming to Damariscotta for some years, this year we took the cruise, and boy are we glad we did. The trip was narrated by a very knowledgeable Captain,...More

Thank MaineNewYork
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Four of us decided to take the oyster and seal cruise based on TA reviews. We were not disappointed. Chip and Olga are warm, engaging owners who do their best to provide a good experience. We learned much about the farming of oysters. We saw...More

Thank Jaymarie F
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Three of us took this cruise today. We could not have been happier with Chip and Olga, the captain and mate of a beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spotlessly clean river boat. Chip's wry wit and Olga's warmth made the trip more than just an educational...More

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Questions & Answers
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Olga O | Property representative |
Hi, No. For the comfort and health of other passengers (ex allergies), we cannot permit pets of any kind on board. Thank you.
Susan D
May 20, 2017|
Response from Olga O | Property representative |
There are some hands on experiences like touching the oysters and the oyster trays. They will also get a bingo sheet of 30+ items that they will have to spot on the river and get a present or little treats when completed... More