Photo: Thomas Haltner / Hurtigruten Photo

Portland - Lobster Boat Sail to Casco Bay

Discover the inner workings of the area with a voyage on a lobster boat followed by a walking tour through the cobbled streets of the area exploring the numerous marine related businesses.

  • Learn about lobsters
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone

  • Duration


  • Minimum number of passengers


  • Booking code


  • Notices

    Comfortable walking shoes and clothing recommended.

From the pier a short walk brings you to the waterfront departure point of your lobster boat.

Following a short safety briefing depart into Casco Bay to pull live traps. During the voyage discover how lobsters get from the bottom of the ocean to your dinner plate and learn about their habits, conservation efforts and the difference between hardshells, shedders, shorts, culls and keepers. A see-thru “live tank” allows you to watch the catch until the end of the day when they are released back into the sea.

Upon return to the pier begin a walking tour of the Old Port area.

Your guide carves a path through the streets of the charming area which hold numerous fresh seafood shops, coffee houses, bakeries, and award-winning restaurants. Explore the history of the area as your leader offers insight into history and lore of the old waterfront.

Your stroll concludes at the pier where you re-board your ship.

Practical information:

  • Included: N/A
  • Remarks: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing recommended.
  • Language: English
  • Walking information: The walking portion of the tour is just over one hour of walking or standing on flat paved surfaces.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No