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Address: 170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
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+1 207-761-0941
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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Lucky Catch Cruises offers 1 1/2 hour lobstering excursions in Casco Bay,...

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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Highlight of our visit!

Hands down my favorite part of our trip! Went to catch some lobsters while doing a tour of different lighthouses too, it was so much fun! It was lovely to see the lighthouses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down my favorite part of our trip! Went to catch some lobsters while doing a tour of different lighthouses too, it was so much fun! It was lovely to see the lighthouses from the water as well. The captain taught us how to catch and haul the lobsters ourselves and the part I liked the most was being being... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a great time with the kids if you come to Portland you have to do this!! Very nice clean and well-maintained boat while operated captain was a blast!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable time on the cruise. It was an informative, hands on experience. Wonderful crew who made it so fun. We ended up buying 2 lobsters at a minimal price and cooked them for lunch. Would definitely recommend this cruise.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My mom and I went on the morning lighthouse cruise. We didn't know what to expect at first, but we had a blast the entire time! We arrived a little too early, but it gave us a chance to relax on the pier, explore a little, and use the latrines on the pier since there isn't a bathroom on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We did Lucky Catch with our 7 year old. We all loved it! Very educational and fun! We would go back and do it again!

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Enjoyed with granddaughters who were engaged with the excellent presentation and explanations. It was a beautiful day to view the Head from the water as well.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

To say it was a cold day is an understatement but it was worth the chilly fingers and toes. We did the morning Portland Headlight cruise. The cruise visited various pots and most had some good size lobsters in, which you get to bind so they can't nip you. You also get to restock the feeding bags and push the... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Lucky Catch Lobster Boat Cruise was our best tour. Booked online for $28 per senior for the afternoon Seal Watch Cruise (90 minutes - 2 hours). Never saw a single seal, but we caught many lobsters. Learned to tell the difference between female & male, got to touch a young lobster that has a very soft shell, why the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our guide and captain were both great at explaining the process of baiting and catching lobster. They also shared some history/geography of the area as well. They made sure that everyone who wanted to participate in baiting the traps was able to do so. It was a fun, hands on experience. At the end of the tour you are offered... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We (2 Adults, 2 kids age 13 and 11) LOVED this trip. Learned all about lobsters and Maine's efforts to sustain the supply. Kids were able to help in check and bait traps and we purchased lobsters for $5 each at the end and walked next door for dinner. If we make it to Maine again, we would go on... More 

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