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“Great ride to Monhegan”
Review of Balmy Days Cruises

Balmy Days Cruises
Ranked #6 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2013

We used Balmy Day Cruises as means to get to Monhegan Island for the day. For something that we considered just a mode of transportation, it turned out to be very nice. The boat is large and clean with seating outside or inside. The boat is equipment with underwater "wings" to keep it more stable. It was a very wavy day in the ocean. The boat did not rock side to side, but there was a little front to back rocking of the boat. It was surprising stable considering how big the waves were. Everyone on the crew was very friendly. The gave good information over the speaker system. Since it was a little wavy, some people were getting motion sickness and the crew came out to check on us a few times, even handing out sea sickness bags. On the way back, the crew even pointed out a whale to us.

Thank Poltalia
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Five of us took the cruise to Monhegan Island. The ocean was dead calm this day so the ride was great. The boat has an enclosed cabin as well as an open upper deck. Crew was friendly and helpful. We took the optional $4 trip around Monhegan Island which had an interesting commentary - well worth it if you decide to spend 45 minutes less on the island. Cruises do fill up so book early.

Thank JE01
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

I love the Balmy Days because this boat goes from Boothbay Harbor to one of the most wonderful islands off the Maine Coast - Monhegan. The ride can be smooth or a bit "bouncy" depending on the weather. Monhegan Island is well-worth a couple day stay.

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

We dis both the mackerel fishing trip on the Miss Boothbay and an afternoon sail. Both trips were fantastic! Despite poor weather on the fishing trip we all had fun and were able to catch so many mackerel we lost count. The sail on the Bay Lady was on a perfect weather day. This is a beautiful and relaxing way to see the harbor. Both trips are do not miss parts of a trip to Boothbay.

Thank Ls8479
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This past weekend the kids and I set out on the 2-hour mackerel fishing trip on the Miss Boothbay. Not only were we pleasantly surprised with the amount of fish we caught, the captain and crew made the experience unforgettable. They helped the kids get their lines ready and even took off the fish if needed, all while truly being interested in the customers they had aboard that day. The captain wasted no time readjusting the boat if the fish weren't biting. I left thoroughly impressed with the trip overall and 2-hours was the perfect amount of time to be on the water with the family. Definitely a trip we will be taking again next summer!

Thank Bob B
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