For an unforgettable experience climb aboard and join the captain in hauling up traps, harvesting live lobsters and banding them on an authentic lobster cruise. This will be a great opportunity to learn whether the lobster is a hard shell, soft shell, male or female. The captain will show the correct way to measure lobster and explain why fins sometimes have to be notched. He will describe the lobster’s life cycle and demonstrate how traps are baited and set. As you travel out to the islands remember to keep an eye out for dolphins. The boat can go safely in close to the islands to see seals and different species of nesting birds (ospreys, bald eagles, many kinds of ducks and water birds) and two seal- ‘pupping’- areas to see the pups.
The Camden Harbour Inn offers unique private cruises but our concierge is also happy to assist you with making reservations for the daily scheduled tours. After a half day on the bay, we suggest a wonderful 4 course Grand Lobster Tasting Menu prepared by our Executive Chef and Maine Lobster Chef 2008 People’s Choice Award; Lawrence Klang.
Private trip to an island by sail- or lobster boat with a lobster picnic
This private trip is offered with a lobster picnic on a private beach at one of the evergreen islands. Pricing based on availability and season, our concierge will contact you with a proposal.
Two Hour Lobster Cruise
This most interesting two-hour cruise is aboard the lobster boat Captain Jack with her captain, Steve Hale. In addition to seeing the breathtaking sights on the bay, you’ll learn about lobsters and sea life. We can assist you with a private charter or book you on one of the tours. We also offer a unique experience called “Lobster Like a Maine Native“. This unique package includes a 2-night stay, a private Lobster Cruise, a private Lobster Cooking Class by Executive Chef Chris Long awarded Maine Lobster Chef of the year and a 5-course lobster tasting menu at Natalie’s Restaurant.