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“Knowledge Cruise”

Lucky Catch Cruises
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Owner description: Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay, Maine. The tours depart from Long Wharf in Portland and operate from the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. A typical lobster excursion involves pulling eight traps near scenery such as the Portland Headlight Lighthouse, Civil War Fort Gorges and the Seal Rocks. Lobsters can be purchased after the tour for a discounted price and brought to the restaurant next door for cooking. We limit the number of passengers on each boat, so please call ahead for reservations. All the best from Maine!
Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I went on the afternoon Portland Head Light cruise. The captain and his mate were very interesting and taught all of the passengers about lobster fishing with hands on experience. We were not able to complete the entire trip due to rough water from a hurricane out in the ocean. That would be the only bummer. The sites we did see were fine. Being able to purchase the freshest lobster I ever had right off the boat for five dollars a piece was really a treat. We are glad we did the cruise and recommend to everyone.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

We went on the Seal Cruise and had a wonderful Maine experience. The crew was very knowledgeable and worked well with the young kids. Our cruise was small and very hands on. We worked with the crew hauling in lobsters and refilling the bait. Highly recommended! So glad we did this tour!

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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a MUST DO for anyone in the Portland area. They keep the groups small so everyone can participate. On our trip, there were 10 people total, including the crew. Learned a lot about lobster fishing, and you have the option of buying them at the end. We bought 2 lobsters ($5 each) and brought then to Portland Lobster Company for a lobster dinner. For $10 they cook your lobster, and serve it with corn on the cob, cole slaw and French fries/baked potatoes. What a way to spend an afternoon!

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

The crew was amazing, informative, friendly. We didn't catch many keepers that day, but learned a lot about each lobster we threw back into the water. Afterwards, we bought their lobsters in the tank for $5 each, and walked them next-door to Portland Lobster to get cooked for lunch. Pricing was great for the fun experience we had!

1  Thank Deborah W
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I live in the area and recently had friends visting from down south. We went out on the 5:30 boat on a perfect summer evening, brought along a few cold beers and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The crew was very friendly and informative and the passengers were a mix of families with kids, seniors and folks of all ages. I would highly reccommend this tour for anybody visiting the Portland area.

1  Thank nucenturion
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