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Rugosa Lobster Tours

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This is a demonstration of lobster fishing and information about lobster biology, Maine lobster fisheries, commercial aspects of the fishery and last but not least, some local history. Fun for the whole family. The Rugosa is a real wooden lobster...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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All reviews captain bob great tour lobster tour clams educational tour life cycle all ages boat ride highly recommend this tour learning experience hour and a half fun trip maine lobster whole family kids and adults eggs highlight of our trip
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Tons of interesting facts. Very knowledgeable guides. Friendly and willing to answer all questions. You get to go out on the water and see them pull the lobster pots up. Highlight of our trip.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We appreciate your feedback and enjoyed having you aboard. Capt.Bob

Reviewed October 29, 2018

A well worthwhile trip to do whilst in Kennebunkport. The organisation and communication was very efficient prior to the trip because due to weather conditions the trip could have been cancelled. However it went ahead, and Captain Bob and his Marine Biologist sidekick gave a...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Thank you so very much for taking the time to share some kind words about our trips. We appreciate you having spent some time with us. It was great to you aboard! Capt Bob

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Truly enjoyed this excursion despite the rocky waters. Learned so much about lobsters and the industry. It was presented in such an informative and sometimes comical way. Would do it again if ever in the area again!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind words. Delighted that you enjoyed what we have to offer. Capt. Bob

Reviewed October 26, 2018

Very enjoyable boat tour. The guides were knowledgeable and very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you Shelley for your review. We appreciate it. Capt.Bob

Reviewed October 25, 2018

The tour was very educational, and most of all lots of fun too. Many opportunities for hands-on. Highly recommend!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to jot a few words. It was great to have you aboard! Capt. Bob

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Due to exceptionally good reviews we were not at all disappointed. We learned a great deal about the Maine Lobster industry and the animal. We had the opportunity to handle some freshly caught lobster which were then returned to the ocean.The weather was dull; it...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you so very much for your review. It was our pleasure to have you aboard with us. Capt. Bob

Reviewed October 18, 2018

This was a fun thing to do on the Maine coast. They pulled a handful of lobsters out of the water and passed them around the boat so we could all do our tourist thing and get a picture! Yes, we had a good time...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

It was great to have you aboard. Thanks for going out with us. Capt. Bob

Reviewed October 18, 2018

Loved all the information and the fun tour. Sure wish we could've taken a lobster home. Enjoyed the boat ride though.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. capt. Bob

Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I loved this experience. We learned a lot about lobsters and thought it was well worth the money. Considering it was off season and a little brisk we enjoyed the length of the tour and location. They gave us a nice look...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed out little tour. It was great to have you aboard. Capt. Bob

Reviewed October 17, 2018

My husband and I love the Rugosa Lobster Tour and take guests on it every time we are in Kennebunkport. It is so much fun and you learn so much about lobsters and the lobster industry in Maine. You even get to hold a live...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

I am very grateful for your repeat business and kind words offered in this review. Thank you so very much and hope to see you again next season. Capt. Bob

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蕾 王
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel called ahead to make sure the tour was going out. They normally have 2 tours - morning at 10:30 and afternoon at 2pm if I recall correctly. If the weather is bad they do not go out. We then drove to the Nonantum... More
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Cathy J
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the weather I guess. The boat is wide and flat but does rock a bit. The captain had motion sickness pressure point wristbands available for those who wanted them.
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capeverdeshades
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
No. We do not have a commercial license and cannot sell lobsters. We are an educational boat only and all lobsters are returned to the water at end of trip.
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