New England is well-known for its boat and lobster tours. If you’re looking to find a great day excursion for the family then here are a few nearby tours to consider.
Rugosa Lobster Tours
If you’re searching for a top-rated boat attraction then set sail for Kennebunkport, Maine to hop aboard the Rugosa. They were named Kennebunkport’s Best Sailboat Charter & Rental business of 2020 and have achieved multiple certificates of excellence by Tripadvisor. Guests will travel down the Kennebunk River in a traditional wooden Downeast-style lobster boat, while receiving an exclusive and educational tour from the crew.
Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Whether you’re interested in lobster fishing, seal watching, or just want to take in some sightseeing along the beautiful Maine coast, then book a tour aboard Lulu. If you’re staying in Bar Harbor, this is the only lobster boat tour, so make sure to reserve your spot early. Lulu has been consistently named one of the best boat cruises in the region.
Lucky Catch Cruises
If you find yourself near Casco Bay in Portland, Maine then sign up for this 80+ minute excursion that will have you feeling like a real lobsterman or woman. Guests will tour the local lighthouses, historic forts from the American Civil War, and look for seals hanging out on the rocks around the bay.
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Boston Lobster Tours
For people who would prefer a more personal experience, Captain Carli has something to offer aboard the “Lobster.” Captain Carli takes his passengers on a narrated tour around Historic Boston Harbor, where you’ll see the U.S.S. Constitution, the site of the Boston Tea Party, and other picture-worthy settings.
New England EcoAdventures
Visitors looking for a little adventure mixed in should check out these tours, located in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Tours provide guests the opportunity to see a variety of sights including playful dolphins and porpoises, sharks, or seabirds flying overhead. Keen observers may also see pods of humpbacks, minke whales, northern right whales, or pilot whales. EcoAdventures was named 2020 Traveler’s Choice by Tripadvisor among other awards for their quality customer service and experience. Each tour is limited to around 20 guests to provide a more personalized experience.
First Chance Whale Watch
Tour the Kennebunk and Kennebunkport areas of Maine for a chance to see whales in their natural environment. This touring company has three boats to choose from, offering both public and private cruises around the coastal waters. While on deck, you’ll scout the waters to see these magnificent animals. Guests also have the chance to see dolphins, swordfish, or other marine animals swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mystic Whaler Cruises
Those looking for a tall ship sailing adventure should head to New London, Connecticut to book a ticket through Mystic Whaler Cruises. Since 1995, they have been offering quality day tours, overnight cruises, and special private charters around the New England coast. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 season has been canceled, however you should certainly keep them in mind for 2022 and beyond.