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“Best boat trip ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cabbage Island

Cabbage Island
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best boat trip ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Easy to get on and off the boat, smooth ride, beautiful tour from the boat, a little trouble hearing the guide.
Once on the island the lobster/clam bake was fantastic and the servers helped guide us on how best to attack the meal.
Will do this every time I go there.

Visited July 2014
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Totally worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We were in Boothbay Harbor for a week and knew from the TA reviews we wanted to do the Clam Bake. Luckily for us we signed up for Monday. We found out the rest of the week was booked up! The captain was most informative and friendly, gave a wonderful tour on the way to the island and was happy to answer questions. Once we got to the island we were greeted by one of the family members. The staff was very attentive and courteous. And so much food, I never thought I could eat 2 lobsters but I sure did. The matriarch of the family came by and spoke to all the tables, at 93 years old! After the meal everyone just meandered around the island and down to the water. This is a very well run operation. As we left, one of the owners bid us farewell, joked with us and thank us again and again for coming. This is a must do when you are in the area, just sign up early, especially when the forecast is for beautiful weather

Visited August 2014
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great experience !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stayed in Boothbay Harbor for a four day weeknd . Enjoyed the shops , and our room right on the waterfront .Loved the ferry ride to the island , lobster bake was fantastic .We will return again . The owners were so friendly , very informative . Can't wait to go back next year !

Visited July 2014
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South Carolina
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50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great lobster and enjoyable boat ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We have visited Boothbay many times, but had not taken in the Cabbage Island Lobster & Clambake. The boat ride around the islands of Boothbay Harbor with close up views of the lighthouses was terrific. It was equal to the schooner cruises we took in the past. In addition you get an awesome experience on Cabbage Island. The young men of the family cook the food over a wood fire on the beach. They were friendly and explained the process they use to cook all the food. Covering it with seaweed to steam. Delicious. Chatting with the matriarch of the family, at 93 years old, was a distinct pleasure. They are only open 11 weeks of the year, so time your visit for a trip to Cabbage Island.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth It!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Based on trip advisor reviews my friends and I went on the Cabbage Island Clambake.We were not disappointed! We went on a 5 o'clock tour on a Saturday.Plenty of food,nice boat ride. Cash bar.Plenty of picnic tables too, so if you get off the boat and all the tables are taken within view,keep going.There are lots of tables closer to where the food is prepared.The matriarch of the family(93 years old) greeted and chatted with guests,thought this was a nice touch.Go and enjoy yourself,but reserve seating ahead of time as it sells out quickly!

Visited August 2014
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