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Address: 130 Thomaston Street, Rockland, ME 04841
Phone Number: 207-542-6852
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Best tour of our visit!

Hubby and I flew out to Maine for a long weekend get-away - crammed lots of things in over the 5 days we were there - but by far the best tour ever was our lobster boat adventure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Pridemitch
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Papillion, Nebraska
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Papillion, Nebraska
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Hubby and I flew out to Maine for a long weekend get-away - crammed lots of things in over the 5 days we were there - but by far the best tour ever was our lobster boat adventure with Steve Hale (Captain Jack) and first mate Fred. Folks - this is a real lobster boat experience. If you are looking... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in time for a 10:30 tour as we were not able to reach the captain by phone. The boat was not at the dock. There were others waiting as well and they stated they arrived five minutes before us and never saw the boat either. We then waited for the next scheduled departure time and the boat never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is a working lobster boat. Room for only 6 people. We learned so much about the lobster industry. Never really knew what was involved in traping lobster. Learned not only about the lobsters but also what it takes to get a lobster license.Wonderful experience!

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Thank Peter D
Mansfield, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We took our family of 4 to Boston for a vacation this past July. The plan was to drive up to Maine and spend one night and go on a lobster boat tour the next morning. Our two boys (11 and 13) were very excited to be able to check the traps and see what it is like to be... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I'm really glad we made this part of our trip. The Captain and his mate Fred are the real deal. They readily shared interesting and amusing stories about the life of a Maine lobsterman. It was fascinating getting a glimpse into their lives and work. There is nothing put-on or showy about the trip; the same could be said of... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Captain Jack's lobster boat is an absolute must do activity. We went with our 9 year old grandson who was fascinated with Fred's descriptions of the process and rules of lobstering. He had the opportunity to band a lobster, throw a too small one back and even drive the boat! Captain Hale and Fred are not only knowledgeable but gracious... More 

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Laurinburg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great time with Capt. Steve and Mate Fred. We were out for 1 1/2 hours pulling traps all over the bay. They took lots of time telling us and showing us how real Maine lobstering works! Enjoyed it immensely!

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a terrific outing with Captain Steve and learned an amazing amount about lobsters and lobstering in New England. It was incredible to see just how much hard work goes into catching the lobsters that we all love to eat. Cpt. Steve was a wealth of information about lobsters, the whole industry and other activities going on around the... More 

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Saint George, Utah, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I felt like the price was right, the amount of time was right, and the experience was real. They are real fishermen and are doing their job, you just get to come along for the ride. We were looking for a real Maine experience and this was perfect. Thanks Captain.

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Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed the time with Captain Jack. Interesting lifestyle and nice view of the coast from the water.

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