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Harvest Moon – Rockport Charters
Harvest Moon
Cruise Penobscot Bay aboard the Lobster Cruiser, "Harvest Moon". We offer private charter services, and run a variety of Island trips.
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Betselma Harbor Cruises - Camden Maine
Betselma
The Betselma offers 1 & 2 hour cruises of Penobscot Bay from Camden Harbor aboard a 38' classic wooden lobster boat.
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Monhegan Boat Line Cruises
Monhegan Boat Line
Monhegan Boat Line offers several sightseeing trips including puffin watching tours, and lighthouse and sunset cruises.
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Lively Lady Too Harbor Cruises
Lively Lady Too
A traditional wooden lobster boat, the Lively Lady Too brings guests out on the bay throughout the day from Camden Harbor.
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Camden Power Boat Day Trips - a quick & inexpensive way to experience the beauty of Penobscot Bay

camden map image In Camden Harbor Park as well as the Camden Public Landing, there are benches for viewing all the waterfront and local boating activity. And if you desire to get out on the water, there are a variety of day trip cruises on Penobscot Bay that leave Camden Harbor each day. Whether you want to cruise around the harbor, explore the Maine coast, or venture out to the islands, the Camden Maine area offers a wide range of day trip powerboat cruises to fit your budget, preference and needs. Most power boating excursions typically run one and two hour tours of the nearby waters. These boat cruises emphasize a quick, convenient and inexpensive way to experience the scenic beauty of Penobscot Bay and the surrounding coastline and islands.

We have included listings for day trip cruises for the outlying ports near Camden as well as the local ports. These outlying towns such as Rockland, Port Clyde, Boothbay Harbor and New Harbor are within a 15-to-50 minute drive of downtown Camden and Camden Harbor and are also located near many Midcoast Maine attractions.

 

Camden Maine Day Trip Cruises - Power

Camden Maine Day Trip Cruises - Power:

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Balmy Days II cruises

Pier 8
42 Commercial St.
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04854
TF: 800-298-2284
PH: 207-633-2284
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Service : Passenger Service, Sightseeing, Fishing   Size: 33'-65'
     
# Passengers: 25 - 149
     
Boat(s): "Novelty", "Miss Boothbay", "Balmy Days II"    
     
Port: Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor    
     

Balmy Days Cruises offers several sightseeing and boating excursions from Boothbay Harbor including fishing trips, passenger service to Monhegan Island, lighthouse tours and tours of Boothbay Harbor. The service operates several boats ranging in size from 33 feet to 65 feet that provide daily sightseeing trips (including daytrip excursions to explore Monhegan Island). Harbor and lighthouse tours typically run one and two hours and cruise the nearby waters around Boothbay Harbor. Typical sights include lighthouses, sealife, the rocky shores of Maine, boats of every kind, and many other sights & sounds that make up the unique experience people take home from cruising the scenic coast of Maine.

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Betselma

Camden Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843
PH: 207-236-4446
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Service: Daily Sightseeing Tours   Size: 38'
     
# Passengers: 30
     
Boat(s): "Betselma"    
     
Port: Camden Harbor - Camden Public Landing    
     

Betselma is a traditional 38-foot classic wooden lobster boat 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. One hour excursions between Camden and Rockport Harbors typically show lighthouses and magnificent coastal estates. Two hour cruises highlight more lighthouses, islands, porpoises, seals, and seabirds as well as the resort communities and estates of some of the famous summer residents of the island of Isleboro.

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Captain Jack cruises

Captain Jack Lobster Boat

130 Thomaston St.
Rockland, Maine 04841
PH: 207-542-6852
Alt. PH: 207-594-1048
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Service: Daily Sightseeing Tours, Lobstering   Size: 30
     
# Passengers: 6
     
Boat(s): "Captain Jack"    
     
Port: Rockland Harbor - Public Landing Middle Pier    
     

The "Captain Jack" is a 30 foot authentic downeast lobster boat. Experience a truly unique adventure on board a traditional working lobster boat. The Captain Jack is piloted by Captain Steve Hale, a Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Join Captain Hale on a 1-1/4 hr. cruise of Penobscot Bay. Catch a glimpse of seals, harbor porpoises, an occasional sunfish and maybe a whale. Watch as Captain Hale hauls his lobster traps, get up close and personal with the lobster, crabs, starfish, sea urchins and other exciting creatures from the sea.

   
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Hardy Boat cruises

132 State Rt 32
PO Box 326
New Harbor, ME 04554
TF: 800-278-3346
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Service : Passenger Service, Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 60'
     
# Passengers: 117
     
Boat(s): "Hardy III"    
     
Port: New Harbor    
     

Hardy Boat Cruises offers several sightseeing and boating excursions from the port of New Harbor including daily passenger ferry service to Monhegan Island, lighthouse tours, puffin and seal watches and a special (seasonal) Fall coastal cruise. The service operates a 60 foot passenger vessel that was specifically designed as a ferry for Monhegan Island and as a puffin-watching boat. Puffin, seal and lighthouse tours typically run one to one and a half hours and cruise the nearby waters around Muscongus Bay. For passenger ferry service to Monhegan, Hardy Boat Cruises offers the shortest crossing distance to Monhegan Island. Approximate crossing time is 50 minutes one-way.

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Equinox Charter

Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843
PH: 207-236-6672
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Service: Daily Sightseeing Tours, Lobstering   Size: 38
     
# Passengers: 35
     
Boat(s): "Lively Lady Too"    
     
Port: Camden Harbor - Camden Public Landing    
     

A traditional wooden lobster boat, the Lively Lady Too brings guests out on the bay throughout the day from the Camden Harbor Public Landing Wharf. A former biology teacher, Captain Alan Philbrick, runs two-hour lobster fishing and ecotours of Penobscot Bay. Hauling traps and watching the area wildlife, guests learn all about lobstering along the coast of Maine. The captain hauls up traps, takes out the live lobsters, bands them and makes comments. You will learn whether the lobster is hard shell, soft shell, male or female. You will learn the correct way it is measured and why fins have sometimes to be notched. You will learn about its life cycle and how traps are baited and set, how the lobster fishermen makes his living and the skills and tools of the trade. Trips depart three times daily from Camden Harbor during the summer season.

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Schooner Yacht Heron

Maine State Ferry

Rockland Terminal:
PO Box 645
517A Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841
PH: 207-596-2202

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Lincolnville Terminal:
PO Box 214
US Route 1
Lincolnville, ME 04849
PH: 207-769-5611

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Service: Car & Passenger Ferry Service   Size: 90'-96'
     
# Passengers: 120 - 150
     
Boat(s): "Curtis", "Philbrook", "Burgess", "Smith", "North Haven"
     
Ports: Rockland, Lincolnville    
     

Operated by the Maine Department of Transportation, the Maine State Ferry Service located in Rockland and Lincolnville provides fixed-route ferry service from Rockland to Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus Island, and from Lincolnville Beach to the island of Islesboro. The Maine State Ferry Service operates year round from both the Rockland and Lincolnville terminals. For more information, trip schedules, and rate information visit the Maine Ferry Service website.

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Matinicus Excursions

Matinicus Excursions

PO Box 195
10 Black Rocks Ln
Matinicus, ME 04851
PH: 207-691-9030
Fax: 866-585-0287
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Service : Passenger Service, Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 35'
     
# Passengers: 16
     
Boat(s): "Robin R"    
     
Port: Rockland Harbor - Journey's End Marina    
     

Matinicus Excursions offers several sightseeing and boating excursions from the port of Rockland Harbor including scheduled passenger service to Matinicus Island and Criehaven Island, lighthouse tours around Penobscot Bay, trips around Matinicus Rock to see puffins and other seabirds, and nature cruises watching for whales, dolphins, porpoise, seals and other wildlife. The service operates a 35 foot Mitchell Cove lobster boat design with an extended cabin. There is very comfortable inside heated seating for 16 and outside seating for 6 people. Matinicus Excursions also offers charter service and private fishing excursions to other islands and ports most anywhere in Maine.

   
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Liberation Charters

P.O. Box 238
Port Clyde, ME 04855
PH: 207-372-8848
Fax: 207-372-8547
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Service : Passenger Service, Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 63'-65'
     
# Passengers: 35 - 96
     
Boat(s): "Elizabeth Ann", " Laura B"    
     
Port: Port Clyde    
     

Monhegan Boat Line offers several sightseeing and boating excursions from Port Clyde including daily passenger service to Monhegan Island, lighthouse tours, puffin and nature cruises, and sunset cruises of Muscongus Bay. The service operates two vessels ranging in size from 63 feet to 65 feet that provide daily sightseeing trips (including day trip excursions to explore Monhegan Island). Lighthouse cruises, puffin and nature tours, and sunset cruises typically run two and a half hours and cruise the nearby waters around Muscongus Bay. Typical sights include lighthouses, sealife, puffins, the rocky shores of Maine, boats of every kind, and many other sights & sounds that make up the unique experience people take home from cruising the scenic coast of Maine. For passenger service to Monhegan Island, the crossing time is roughly 75 minutes one-way.

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M/V Monhegan

M/V Monhegan

Middle Pier
Harbor Park
Rockland ME 04841
PH: 207-596-5660
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Service : Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 90'
     
# Passengers: 150
     
Boat(s): "M/V Monhegan"    
     
Port: Rockland Harbor    
     

The M/V Monhegan is a converted Maine State Ferry operating out of Rockland Harbor. The boat is also a floating restaurant with lounge. The Monhegan offers a scenic harbor and coastal island sightseeing trip of 90 minutes out of Rockland Harbor from the Rockland Public Landing. The 90 minute cruise of Penobscot Bay typically shows lighthouses and magnificent coastal estates. Sit on deck and watch the osprey and gulls, the seals and fishing boats or the schooners and lighthouses as the Monhegan gently glides through the bay. The Monhegan's spacious decks provide a comfortable perch for viewing the best that coastal Maine has to offer.

   
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Liberation Charters

Penobscot Ferry Transport

24 Holmes St.
Rockland, ME 04841
PH: 207-691-6030
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Service : Passenger Service, Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 38'
     
# Passengers: 20
     
Boat(s): "M/V Jackie Renee"    
     
Port: Rockland Harbor - Knight's Marine    
     

Penobscot Ferry and Transport is a small, family run ferry service that tries to fill a niche that the Maine State Ferry Service does not fill. They offer a relatively flexible schedule, unlike the Maine State Ferry Service. They offer transportation to any island in the bay that has a pier to tie up at. They will transport passengers and light cargo loads to your dock of choice. Penobscot Ferry and Transport also offers various preplanned trips, tours, and cruises to fulfill your wishes: from lighthouse excursions to Bennett Island Walking tours to puffin watching tours of Matinicus Rock to day trips to Monhegan, Vinalhaven and Isle Au Haut Islands.

   
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Rendevous

Rendevous

P.O. Box 791
Rockland, ME 04841
PH: 207-691-0417
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Service : Sightseeing Cruises   Size: 51'
     
# Passengers: 36
     
Boat(s): "Rendevous"    
     
Port: Rockland Harbor    
     

The Rendevous is a 51-foot WWII Liberty Launch powerboat that has been restored as a passenger vessel for sightseeing cruises on Penobscot Bay. Delight in views of picturesque islands, historic lighthouses, traditional windjammers, and stunning sunsets as you look for seals, porpoises, and seabirds. From the polished brass, comfortable seating, luxurious brightwork and professional crew, to the fully stocked copper-top bar, you’ll simply love cruising in vintage style. The Rendevous is certified to carry 36 guests and is available by charter for unique and memorable wedding celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, family gatherings, and corporate events.

 

   
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Harvest Moon

Rockport Charters

40 Pleasant St.
Rockport, ME 04856
PH: 207-691-1066
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Service : Sightseeing Cruises  
     
     
Boat(s): "Harvest Moon"    
     
Port: Rockport Harbor    
     

Rockport ChartersCruise Penobscot Bay aboard the Lobster Cruiser, "Harvest Moon". We offer private charter services, and run a variety of Island trips. Island touring, Picnics, lighthouses tours and transportation to any island. Year round service available.

 

   
     

 

Powerboat Day Trip Cruises Map

Camden Maine Powerboat Day Trips map

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