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About Sea Venture Boat Tours
Highly personalized custom boat tours for private parties of from 1 to 6 passengers. Widest selection of trip options of any boat tour company in Maine with trips from 1 hr to all day long. Every trip custom designed around the interests, timetable, and budget of our guests. See and experience wildlife, lighthouses, scenic islands, shoreside mansions, and anything else that strikes your fancy. All trips are totally private with only members of your party aboard.
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skoz67 wrote a review Sep 2019
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time boating with Captain Shaw. Our group of 4 was the perfect number of passengers. We saw wildlife galore: seals (harbor and gray), bald eagles, cormorants, lions mane jellyfish. Being on the water affords fantastic views of the Acadia skyline. All this while being entertained and enlightened by Captain Shaw himself. The reservation process is a simple phone call and Captain Shaw is very flexible with the timing of the trip - no reason to not slip in a few hours on the water!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours
Responded Sep 6, 2019
Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip and thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. Hope to have you join me for another look at the spectacularly beautiful Acadia National Park area in the near future!
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Brian M wrote a review Aug 2019
Gaithersburg, Maryland3 contributions1 helpful vote
Never give up on the weather around here! We had a great trip, just did a 2 hour cruise. Great scenery you can only see by boat. Captain Winston alone is worth the price of admission! Wealth of knowledge about local wildlife, history and a great story teller! Customized tour of whatever you’d like to see based on conditions. There were four of us, very comfortable accommodations. We brought a cooler and enjoyed a couple cold ones. We would do it again without a doubt.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours
Responded Aug 20, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review. It's fuel for the future when folks let me know that they value and enjoy my tours. Even a labor of love can have its challenges and it always feels good to know that folks had a good time!
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Vanessa L. wrote a review Aug 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan20 contributions6 helpful votes
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We booked a 4 hour excursion with Captain Shaw while on our Maine vacation (July 2019). The price was affordable and, boy, did we get a great trip out of it. From the moment we arrived, Captain Shaw was very engaging, funny and had the best stories. He made the trip very comfortable for us and our shy son. He is extremely knowledgable of the area - the islands, the wildlife, the sea life and the birds - and was awesome about taking us around to all of the beautiful spots in the harbor. He is a very experienced helmsman and made us feel safe and informed. We really had a great time and by the end of it, we wished that we could be friends! Thanks for a great trip, Captain! Note: Bring a jacket and/or blanket and a hat. It gets chilly on those waters!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours
Responded Aug 2, 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed your tour. I know that given the busy lives we all lead these days it can be difficult to find the time! Like you I often wind up feeling like I've made new friends by the end of a trip and one of the most enjoyable aspects of running my tours is getting to know folks from all over the country and all over the world! Hope to have you join me for another look at this lovely section of Maine Coastline in the not too distant future.
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Travelingpsych wrote a review Jul 2019
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina9 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked a private 2 hour nature boat tour with Captain Winston Shaw. From the outset, we knew we were in for a special experience! He is not only a skilled boat captain, his local knowledge of the bay is unmatched. He is personable, quite a character, and truly hilarious! He knows a great deal about the fishing culture, is an experienced sea kayaker, and is a skilled photojournalist. My wife was especially impressed and my kids loved the experience too!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Capt12, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours
Responded Jul 23, 2019
Thank you for all your kind words. It made my day to learn how much you and your family enjoyed your trip! My wife Joyce loves to tell guests that I've never met a fact I wasn't interested in and warns them that I will probably share many of those facts with them on the trip. It's always good to learn that folks enjoyed the facts...hope to have you join me for another trip in the near future!
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UnaMargarita wrote a review Oct 2018
Yuma, Arizona4 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I hired Captain Shaw and his trusty boat for a four hour nature and photography tour of Frenchman’s bay. Wwere graced with perfect weather and a beautiful Maine sunset. We were also treated to a lively and highly experienced local guide. Captain Shaw has been plying these waters for decades, and eagerly shares his broad and deep knowledge. We saw several of the larger tour boats hurry by, packed with dozens of passengers as we lingered for perfect shots of gray seals, Egg Rock Lighthouse and bald eagles!!! If you want a unique, highly personalized experience, Captain Shaw and Sea Venture Custom Boat Tours is your ticket.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from bikerhiker, Owner at Sea Venture Boat Tours
Responded Oct 12, 2018
Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed your trip! I hope to have you and your husband join me for another trip when you next visit the area.
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