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“Kahler Lobster Tour”
Review of Hay-Val Charters

Hay-Val Charters
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Southport
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Owner description: HAYVAL Charters is a sight seeing boat company offering private custom tours of the Boothbay area for up to six people. We can accommodate trips to offshore Islands, and other destinations. We also offer a lobster fishing tour, called Friendliest Catch where you can spend an hour and a half on a real lobster boat seeing how lobsters are caught!
Mays Landing, NJ
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3 reviews
“Kahler Lobster Tour”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great fun. Captains were very knowledgeable and nice. Only 6 on the boat which made it easier to hear what the captains were saying. Would definitely recommend when visiting the Booth Bay area.

Visited August 2013
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Schoharie, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Kahler Lobstering Excursion”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

It was a wonderful experience, Bruce and Caleb were both really easy going, they both kind of "fed" off of each other, no punt intended. They were very knowledgeable when it came to lobstering. We were able to have hands on experiences with the entire tour, pulling in the traps, baiting, banding the claws, learning male from female, etc. Definitely would recommend this to all. We will be back ,this time with our children who would be very fascinated by this experience.

Visited August 2013
Thank Vicki D
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Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
“Great experience”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

There were three couples on this trip. We were all novices to the sailing experience. The captain and his assistant seemed to be very competent sailors in the bay and very knowledgeable of the area. We went out for a little over two hours and the waters were pretty smooth making for a wonderful experience.

Visited July 2013
Thank Stephen H
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Family fun on the high seas.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Bruce is not only an fine captain, but has a wealth of knowledge about the region, lobstering, history and sea flora and fauna. Our family has been on several outings with Bruce, each exploring a different place, and we would absolutely want to go out on the Hay-Val again. Bring a picnic or ask to make a restaurant your destination. Plenty of comfortable seating down below, and a birds-eye view for anyone who climbs up to sit with the Captain. Great to look at the chart and use the powerful binoculars Bruce keeps handy.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Laura G
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