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Address: 170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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08:30 - 18:00
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Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay,...

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!

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Awesome experience!

We had a very enjoyable time on the cruise. It was an informative, hands on experience. Wonderful crew who made it so fun. We ended up buying 2 lobsters at a minimal price and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Kathy B
Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable time on the cruise. It was an informative, hands on experience. Wonderful crew who made it so fun. We ended up buying 2 lobsters at a minimal price and cooked them for lunch. Would definitely recommend this cruise.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My mom and I went on the morning lighthouse cruise. We didn't know what to expect at first, but we had a blast the entire time! We arrived a little too early, but it gave us a chance to relax on the pier, explore a little, and use the latrines on the pier since there isn't a bathroom on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We did Lucky Catch with our 7 year old. We all loved it! Very educational and fun! We would go back and do it again!

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Enjoyed with granddaughters who were engaged with the excellent presentation and explanations. It was a beautiful day to view the Head from the water as well.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

To say it was a cold day is an understatement but it was worth the chilly fingers and toes. We did the morning Portland Headlight cruise. The cruise visited various pots and most had some good size lobsters in, which you get to bind so they can't nip you. You also get to restock the feeding bags and push the... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Lucky Catch Lobster Boat Cruise was our best tour. Booked online for $28 per senior for the afternoon Seal Watch Cruise (90 minutes - 2 hours). Never saw a single seal, but we caught many lobsters. Learned to tell the difference between female & male, got to touch a young lobster that has a very soft shell, why the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our guide and captain were both great at explaining the process of baiting and catching lobster. They also shared some history/geography of the area as well. They made sure that everyone who wanted to participate in baiting the traps was able to do so. It was a fun, hands on experience. At the end of the tour you are offered... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We (2 Adults, 2 kids age 13 and 11) LOVED this trip. Learned all about lobsters and Maine's efforts to sustain the supply. Kids were able to help in check and bait traps and we purchased lobsters for $5 each at the end and walked next door for dinner. If we make it to Maine again, we would go on... More 

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Guilford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

What fun, it was a beautiful day to be out in the harbor. Staff friendly and informative. We learned everything you could ever want to know about lobstering. We all got to participate in the bating and caring for the traps, banding and handling the lobsters.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the greatest time touring Casco Bay and helping to catch, bait, sex, and measure live Maine lobsters. The hour and half trip was filled with laughs, interesting facts, great sites, and a knowledgeable crew. We got to see other sea creatures that were in the traps and got to set them free. This is a definite must when... More 

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