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Address: 170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
Phone Number: +1 207-761-0941
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay,...

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!

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Enjoyed with granddaughters who were engaged with the excellent presentation and explanations. It was a beautiful day to view the Head from the water as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Chick L
South Portland, Maine
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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed with granddaughters who were engaged with the excellent presentation and explanations. It was a beautiful day to view the Head from the water as well.

Thank Chick L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To say it was a cold day is an understatement but it was worth the chilly fingers and toes. We did the morning Portland Headlight cruise. The cruise visited various pots and most had some good size lobsters in, which you get to bind so they can't nip you. You also get to restock the feeding bags and push the... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lucky Catch Lobster Boat Cruise was our best tour. Booked online for $28 per senior for the afternoon Seal Watch Cruise (90 minutes - 2 hours). Never saw a single seal, but we caught many lobsters. Learned to tell the difference between female & male, got to touch a young lobster that has a very soft shell, why the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Our guide and captain were both great at explaining the process of baiting and catching lobster. They also shared some history/geography of the area as well. They made sure that everyone who wanted to participate in baiting the traps was able to do so. It was a fun, hands on experience. At the end of the tour you are offered... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We (2 Adults, 2 kids age 13 and 11) LOVED this trip. Learned all about lobsters and Maine's efforts to sustain the supply. Kids were able to help in check and bait traps and we purchased lobsters for $5 each at the end and walked next door for dinner. If we make it to Maine again, we would go on... More 

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Guilford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

What fun, it was a beautiful day to be out in the harbor. Staff friendly and informative. We learned everything you could ever want to know about lobstering. We all got to participate in the bating and caring for the traps, banding and handling the lobsters.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had the greatest time touring Casco Bay and helping to catch, bait, sex, and measure live Maine lobsters. The hour and half trip was filled with laughs, interesting facts, great sites, and a knowledgeable crew. We got to see other sea creatures that were in the traps and got to set them free. This is a definite must when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a highlight for our long weekend in Maine. We spent almost 2 hours learning about the area and how to catch lobster. Would definitely do this again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice boat and super great captain & crew. Beautiful views out on the water, lots of interesting facts about lobster fishing and more.

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on Lucky Catch Cruises. We sailed out on the 10:30 cruise. It is not rough waters. They never leave the harbor. No problems with seasickness. We right away got going on bagging the bait and putting on our aprons. Surprisingly your shoes do not get wet. You do not get wet. Don't worry about that... More 

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