We operate the lobstering excursions from the first weekend of May through the last weekend in October departing from our location at Long Wharf in Portland, Maine. State Conservation Laws prohibit commercial lobstermen from pulling traps after 4:00 PM on Saturdays and all day on Sundays in June, July and August only. Consequently we only offer lobstering cruises on our vessel St. Croix during those times.
10:30AM Portland Headlight
12:15PM Seal Watch
2:00PM Portland Headlight
Juniors (13-18) $30.00
3:45PM Seal Watch
Children (2-12) $20.00
5:30PM Whitehead Passage (5:30 trip July + August Only)
Under 2 Free
All lobstering tours last 80-90 minutes and additional departure times may be offered on our other boats. Cruises can fill up so we highly recommend making reservations in advance by calling our ticket booth at 207-761-0941. Spring and fall schedules may vary according to demand so please call ahead for availability. We do our best to provide a safe boating experience, so we reserve the right to cancel in cases of severe weather.
Portland Headlight Cruise
The Portland Headlight cruise brings us right up to the most scenic points in Casco Bay. Our traps are set next to the granite walls of Fort Gorges and Fort Scammel, both Civil War fortifications. We’ll also haul a trap right off Maine’s most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight. In addition we’ll see six other lighthouses, surely a lighthouse lovers dream!
Seal Watch Cruise
The Seal Watch cruise combines wonderful views of lighthouses, forts and islands with a stop to haul traps at Seal Rocks (Halfway Rock). This solitary island is home to a colony of adorable harbor seals which can be seen basking in the sun or frolicking in the water nearby. During the summer months our sighting rate is better than 90 % so have your cameras ready!
White Head Passage Cruise
The White Head Passage cruise is the Captain’s favorite. This route weaves around the rocky shores of three beautiful Casco Bay islands before arriving alongside White Head cliff. With Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse towering to the south, the stone-faced profile of Chief White Head watches as we check our traps. Going home we’ll pass more lighthouses and forts on our way back through the harbor.