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“Good views of lake and area”

Katahdin Cruises and Moosehead Marine Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 Museums in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Travel Moosehead Lake, the largest lake in Maine, and enjoy its natural beauty and history on an early 20th century steamboat. The Katahdin has spacious decks with ample indoor and outdoor seating. A full galley serves beverages, sandwiches and snacks. It is handicap accessible. Reservations required only for special events and special cruises.
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good views of lake and area”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

We enjoyed our time on the “Kate” and really appreciated the museum visit before we sailed. The irony of meeting a person whose family had donated many tools to the museum added to the experience. The cruise was totally relaxing; the food for sale onboard taunted our noses and was tasty. The crew made us feel right at home throughout the trip. If we had known in advance that we could have brought our own food and beverages we might have done so, but other than not being able to buy a beer, there was nothing truly lacking. Binoculars were a big asset, and many photos were snapped. The narrator did quite a bit to enhance the trip by pointing out sites along the way. Thankfully he was mostly quiet for the return trip and a few winks were caught by both of us. There is both outside and inside seating available. Restrooms are clean. One note: kids under the age of 10 MUST wear ship provided life preservers or they can wear personal PFD’s if they meet Coast Guard standards. There was one little guy out near where we sat who didn’t like this rule (and expressed his discomfort in a most vocal way) but all other kids seemed to have no problem.

Visited July 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Worth the ride”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Something you really have to do when you are at Moosehead Lake. First visit the museum so you have some informative information on your cruise its is extremely interesting. Staff on board is the best including the cook. You really should eat on the ship the food is just wonderful and everyone is friendly and helpful. The ride is 3 hours and is worth it. Take a book, your own picinic, acholic beverages and binoculars are really helpful. You'll love the ride.

Visited July 2012
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Augusta, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Does not run in May”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

These cruises don't run until the end of June. Unless you hire a guide or take a float plane trip, there is no alternative to having your own boat in Greenvile if you want to actually see the lake. We stopped at a Chamber of Commerce booth in town, and they seemed puzzled that anyone would actually want to see more than just the very small part of the lake that is visible from the town landing....."hire a guide," was their suggestion - pricey and not something to do on the spur of the moment.

Visited May 2012
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Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Informative and Enjoyable”
Reviewed October 19, 2011

We wanted to go on a cruise of Moosehead Lake and decided taking the tour on the old logging ship Katahdin fit the bill. We went to the harbor well ahead of departure in order to visit the museum. This turned out to be a good choice, we secured convienient parking in their free parking lot and learned alot about the history of the lake and area by visiting the museum. The museum has videos running that document the logging history and displays that show the restoration of Katahdin. The museum sells the tickets for the cruise and has a small gift shop, too. Katahdin accomodates more than 200 passengers, there is plenty of seating, both inside and out, there is a small snack bar and an activity area for families and of course wash rooms. The cruise is 2 - 3 hours, depending on conditions. We took the crew up on their offer to tour the engine room and take the helm in the wheel house. The museum is free but the cruise is not. If you take the cruise they let you bring your own food and drinks, if you like.

Visited July 2011
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