Lively Lady - Camden Maine
Boat Type: Traditional Wooden Lobster Boat
Year Built: 1948
Length: 38 feet
# of Passengers: 35
Cruise Type: 2 hour lobster fishing & ecotour
Cruise Price: $35
Accepts Kids: Yes ($5 for children)
Season: June - September
Port: Camden Harbor - Camden Public Landing
A traditional 38-foot wooden lobster boat, the Lively Lady brings guests out on scenic Penobscot 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. Trips depart three times daily from Camden Harbor during the summer season. Check the schedule below for departure times.
Boat Trip Information
The Lively Lady takes guests on a lobster fishing and nature cruise of Penobscot Bay that visits four major habitats of coastal wildlife. As the Lively Lady travels out to the islands, guests and crew look for porpoises. The Lively Lady can go safely in close to the islands of different species of nesting birds (ospreys, bald eagles, many kinds of ducks and water birds) and two seal pupping areas to see the seal pups. The boat visits the pupping area where Andre the seal was born and Captain Philbrick talks about Andre's life and exploits.
For people who wish to see authentic lobster fishing, the Lively Lady hauls its own lobster traps allowing guests to learn all about lobstering along the coast of Maine. The captain hauls up traps, takes out the live lobsters, bands them and makes comments and observations about the catch. 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 the lobster's life cycle and how traps are baited and set, how the lobster fishermen makes his living and the skills and tools of the lobstering trade.
No two trips aboard the Lively Lady are the same, but they are always full of the beauty and wonder of coastal Maine.
Rate Information (2011 Season Schedule)
Two Hour Lobster Fishing & Ecotour Cruise (Late June - August)
|10:30 AM||$35||$5 (under 15)|
|1:00 PM||$35||$5 (under 15)|
|3:15 PM||$35||$5 (under 15)|
Two Hour Lobster Fishing & Ecotour Cruise (Early June & September)
|10:30 AM||$35||$5 (under 12)|
|1:30 PM||$35||$5 (under 12)|
* No lobster fishing trips on Sunday because it is illegal to haul traps that day from June 1 through August 31
Captain Alan Philbrick
A former biology teacher, Captain Alan Philbrick, pilots the Lively Lady Too out of Camden Harbor Maine on two-hour lobster fishing and ecotours of Penobscot Bay. During the cruise, Captain Philbrick explains the various habitats and the ecological relationships of the birds, seals, porpoises, fish, and the Maine lobster fishing industry. Captain Philbrick will help you experience coastal Maine history and the local ocean ecology that is important to the sea-faring tradition of Maine coastal communities.