Betselma - Camden Maine
Boat Type: Scallop Dragger
Year Built: 1945
Length: 38 feet
# of Passengers: 31
Cruise Options: 1 or 2 hour sightseeing trips
Cruise Price: $20 - $40
Accepts Kids: Yes
Season: June - October
Port: Camden Harbor - Camden Public Landing
The Betselma is a traditional 38-foot classic wooden Scallop Dragger operating out of Camden Harbor. See and enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular coast of Maine aboard the Betselma. Whether you want to cruise around the harbor, explore the coastline, or venture out to the islands, Betselma can make it happen for you. The Betselma offers daily scenic and coastal island sightseeing trips of one or two hours each out of Camden Harbor from the Camden Public Landing.
Boat Trip Information
Discover the Maine you can only see from the water, Watch the working lobster boats, see the large Maine windjammers under sail, look for sea birds (including eagles), and porpoises playing in the bay. The sights and sounds of Penobscot Bay will delight and relax you. Children (and adults) are invited to steer the boat when conditions permit it. We've received photos of second generation kids at the wheel of the "Betselma" which goes to show you that once you've come out with us, you'll likely be back again and again.
One hour excursions between Camden and Rockport Harbors typically show the local area lighthouses (Curtis Island Light and Indian Island Lighthouse) and magnificent coastal estates. Two hour cruises highlight the area islands, a variety of lighthouses, an assortment of seabirds, seals basking on rocky ledges and in many instances a porpoise or two. This trip also provides oceanside views of the famed "summer cottages" of Islesboro. Built around the turn ofthe century, these lavish oceanfront estates were, and many still are, the summer retreats for some of America's most celebrated families.
Rate Information (2010 Season Schedule)
One Hour Cruise
|10:30 AM *||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|11:30 AM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|1:00 PM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|2:00 PM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|3:00 PM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|4:00 PM *||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|6:30 PM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|7:30 PM||$20||$10 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
Two Hour Cruise
|9:15 AM||$40||$20 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
|4:00 PM||$40||$20 (under 12) - Kids under 3 free|
* Call for avaiiability
Captain Les Bex
Captain Les Bex has over 45 years of sailing and piloting experience, and narrates each trip out on the bay. You'll learn a little about lobstering, see and hear some history of the large estates along the coast and out on the islands, and find out how the "Betselma" got her name.
Captain Bex will help you experience Midcoast Maine history and will provide you with personalized attention. Your boat cruise on the Betselma will be the most comfortable and informative sea-going, historic and nature adventure in the Midcoast Maine area. You will truly discover a part of Maine that you can only see from being out on the water.