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“Fun and informative tour”

Rugosa Lobster Tours
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in Kennebunkport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is a demonstration of lobster fishing and information about lobster biology, Maine lobster fisheries, commercial aspects of the fishery and last but not least, some local history. Fun for the whole family. The Rugosa is a real wooden lobster boat out on the Gulf of Maine and is not really appropriate for children under 4 years of age. There are no facilities for baby changing and very young children are often times, a distraction to the rest of the guests aboard the boat enjoying the presentation. Baby sitting services are available in the area and the Nonantum resort has the contact info for these services.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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“Fun and informative tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Had a great time with Captain Bob and his crew Kevin. Both very knowledgable and passionate about lobstering. Learned so much in a short period of time. You are able to handle the lobsters and help band the claws. Also learned some Kennebunkport history. Seas were calm enough so we were able to get close to Walkers Point, the Bush Compund. Very affordable. They offerend cold water and also have a bathroom on board. Comfortable bench seating. You can either be outside in the sun or under the roof. Would highly recommend this to everyone. These guys were great!

Visited September 2012
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“Lobsta outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Very informative and well worth the price of a ticket. All on board seemed to have a fab time, kids got to handle and band a couple of lobsters. It was great!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Catching the flavor of Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Took the family (wife and 10 year old) on the Rugosa. The boat is a mahogany planked 38 footer, built in 1961. She's a real beauty. It sails from the picturesque Nonantum Resort on the Kennebunk River. I can't say enough about the excursion! The Captain and crew welcomed us aboard. They were cheerful and seemed genuinely happy that we were on board. We had a million questions, and they patiently and pleasantly answered them all. They go over all the safety info that is required, and then head out, down the river and into the ocean. On the way out, they talk about lobsters and the lobster industry's history. Very informative. Once in the ocean, they demonstrate how the lobstermen find their pots and haul them aboard. Then they let the passengers band the claws of the catch, and everyone gets to handle a live lobster, even the kids. The scenery on the trip is beautiful, and you'll get a view of the Bush residence there in Kennebunkport. Bottled water was provided for anyone that needed to be quenched.

I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area that has a couple of hours to spare. The trip was fun and educational for the kids, and even for us "old salts".

Visited May 2012
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