Step aboard an authentic lobster boat, and ply the calm waters of Frenchman Bay to experience Maine's timeless tradition of commercial lobstering first-hand. Maine is home to the largest lobster fishery in the nation, and today, you'll become a part of it. See how lobster traps are hauled, set and bailed, learn the difference between the various types of lobster, and enjoy breathtaking maritime views while the Captain shares Bar Harbor's fascinating history and folklore. Cameras are welcome. However, filming or other recording of the entire cruise is not permitted. If you are prone to seasickness take precautions. Sea bands are provided at the beginning of every cruise.
This two-hour excursion introduces you to the authentic lobster business aboard a boat that drifts over the calm waters of Frenchman Bay. You’ll see how lobster traps are hauled, set and baited. Learn the difference between hard shells, shredders, shorts, culls and keepers. You’ll pass colonies of seals hovering rocky ledges and see the picturesque Egg Rock Lighthouse while the Captain, a retired chef, points out sites and shares local history, folklore and recipes.
Lobster boat: Pull traps full of live lobsters from the waters of Frenchman’s Bay
Frenchman Bay: Absorb the Bay’s mesmerizing scenery, which includes colonies of seals and the picturesque Egg Rock lighthouse.
Maine’s lobster industry: Learn intriguing stories about the industry and hone your lobstering skills while collecting mouth-watering recipes.
What to Bring
SeaPass card and photo identification
What to Wear
Hard sole shoes
Sea bands are provided at the beginning of every cruise at no additional cost
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour
Guests with mobility issues should not select tour
Guest must be able to walk on ramp and climb 5 steps to access the vessel
The angle of the ramp can change dramatically with the tides
Filming or other recording of the entire cruise is not permitted.
If you are prone to seasickness take precautions