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Lucky Catch Cruises

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170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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A must do!

What an amazing activity to do while on vacation in Portland, Maine! You get to have a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Jenny M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Lobster Fishing with the pros

Tom Martin and his crew were fantastic hosts to introduce us to lobster fishing. Learning about... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
CKS2travel
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay, Maine. The tours depart from Long Wharf in Portland and operate from the first weekend of May through the last weekend of October. A typical lobster excursion involves pulling eight traps near scenery such as the Portland Headlight Lighthouse, Civil War Fort Gorges and the Seal Rocks. Lobsters can be purchased after the tour for a discounted price and brought to the restaurant next door for cooking. We limit the number of passengers on each boat, so please call ahead for reservations. All the best from Maine!
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170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

What an amazing activity to do while on vacation in Portland, Maine! You get to have a tour of the water while learning about catching lobsters. Not only do you get to learn first-hand from the actual crew, they let you actually get your hands...More

4  Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Tom Martin and his crew were fantastic hosts to introduce us to lobster fishing. Learning about conservation fishing and the scenic tour along with taking part in pulling up, baiting and releasing the traps made the trip a great experience. The crew were really knowledgeable...More

3  Thank CKS2travel
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This was a great tour of the water, scenes and to learn about lobstering. The crew were friendly, engaging, and education. It was a fabulous addition to our tour of Maine.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We did this trip with our four children (ages 8 - 16) and we all had an absolutely fantastic time. We were given plenty of local information as well as hands on experience of catching lobsters. We bought some lobsters (wholesale price) at the end...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I happened to see this company as I was wandering down the docks after dinner across the way and it like like fun. I was right. The number of people on the trip is limited, which is great because then it feels more one-on-one. The...More

1  Thank shortyduapp
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Very informative & we loved how interactive it was. Got to see starfish, sand dollar, hermit crabs as well as lobster & crabs. Highly recommend this entertaining lobster tour!

Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

The captain and first mate made the trip very enjoyable. They were excellent. Our trip was on Oct 23. It was not only extremely informative, but very interactive. We had a small group and everyone was baiting, clearing the traps, and setting the traps. It...More

1  Thank Eric R
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Took the Luck Catch cruise during our stop in Portland earlier this month. The folks in the office were extremely helpful in choosing the right cruise (my wife has a sensitive stomach, we chose the one that stayed in the harbor). Initially, my wife was...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I thought this tour was wonderful. It was kind of small which made it even better. I think our group maybe had 12 or 15. We wore our little lobster gloves and rubber aprons. We got to help put the bait in the bags, set...More

Thank rachellynn99
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We enjoyed the cruise and have no complaints - captain and his assistant were great and we learned a lot about lobstering. Consider the rest of this review a "Public Service Announcement" for anyone considering the trip. The crew will give you orange rubber gloves...More

3  Thank Emily M
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GarrettB675
19 September 2017|
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Response from k8marie | Reviewed this property |
Kids and adults both! We had 4 kids on our boat and they all had a blast!
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rkpta
31 July 2017|
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Response from Shannon H | Reviewed this property |
Our particular boat appeared to be lobster only but I know they had several boats. They are incredibly nice. I would call and inquire.
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Lauren V
11 July 2017|
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September so it was a bit cool, pants and sweatshirt. Summer months, shorts and t-shirt. They give you a lobster apron to wear so your clothes don't get wet.
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