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“An awesome one-hour cruise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Camden Harbor Cruises

Camden Harbor Cruises
Ranked #4 of 11 Tours in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy a cruise in Penobscot Bay aboard the lobster boat Lively Lady, a traditional wooden lobster boat. Cruise by surrounding lighthouses, yachts, windjammers and islands while watching for seals and other wildlife. Help the Captain haul a lobster trap and check for critters. Touch tank on board with an array of sea life. A wonderful, safe way to see the harbor, relax and learn about Maine's beloved lobster. We offer One-Hour lobstering and lighthouse cruises, 1.5-Hour Eco-Tours and a special 3-Hour Sunday Morning Lighthouse Cruise. Beer, Wine and soft drinks available on board. Owned and operated by Captain Dominic and Liz Gioia, Native Mainers and Camden locals.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An awesome one-hour cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

On a picture perfect September day, we visited Camden Harbor, Maine--one of my favorite places on Earth. A friend and I signed up for a one-hour harbor cruise aboard the Lively Lady, and we ended up having our own private adventure as the only passengers aboard that particular cruise! The young people that served as our tour guide and Captain were just wonderful, and made the event an adventure to remember. As a bonus we were able to see and photograph 2 lighthouses, not to mention a couple of young lobsters that were pulled aboard by the captain from a lobster trap. We were also treated to complimentary popcorn which was delicious. The tour was a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back and do it again!

Visited September 2013
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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330 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Coastal Tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

A nice hour spent touring the coast from Camden to Rockport, in a comfortable power boat, complete with two guides to point out interesting things along the way. It's always nice to see the sights from the water. Free herbal popcorn was delicious! Drinks available on board too.

Visited September 2013
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Newton, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice Tour of Camden / Rockport with a Lobster Lesson Added In”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Our family of 4 took a 1 hour cruise on Lively Lady at 9:30 in the morning. Shawn and Lea were friendly and engaging. The day was lovely and we got a view of Camden Harbor from the water. We paused at several lights and islands to hear about their history. On the way in we stopped at one of their lobster pots (yes there were lobster!) and saw firsthand the tools used to measure lobster and the rules about what to keep and what must be thrown back. We had done a longer cruise in Bar Harbor earlier in the trip, and this was the perfect length for kids who were not ready for another long cruise.

Visited August 2013
Thank Claire W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good cruise with an excellent crew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We took a 1 hour cruise with our 2 young boys. We were the only ones booked for that time, but instead of canceling, we had a great tour with total attention from Dom and Emily. We learned about the area and surrounding coastline. The boys loved helping unload the lobster trap, learned how to put a lobster to sleep, and got to drive the boat. This was a great family cruise with great service.

Visited August 2013
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Port Dover, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I were the only ones booked for the 90 minute Sunset Cruise. We thought they might cancel for lack of customers, but absolutely not. Shawn & Kathryn were wonderful. We left the harbour on our Lobster Boat, passing many yachts (both power & sail) and Windjammers (working sail boats). Once on Penobscot Bay we were introduced to lighthouses, beautiful homes, and saw guillimots (birds) and baby seals.
We visited their lobster traps and were given a detailed description of how the lobsters are measured, why they would be thrown back and the different parts of the lobster traps and how they function.
While my husband and I are boaters on Lake Erie, we still had lots to learn when it comes to boating on the Atlantic Coast. It was a wonderful experience -- not to be missed.

Visited August 2013
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