Lobster Fishing Tours

2hr Nature and Lobster Fishing Tour
10am and 1pm daily

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Join us for a relaxing nature cruise with a hands-on lobster fishing demonstration. We’ll depart the fishing community of Southwest Harbor aboard the Elizabeth T and explore Somes Sound Fjard, where the granite cliffs rise to the surrounding mountain peaks in Acadia National Park. Not only is Somes Sound beautiful but it also abounds in wildlife. Look for seals, porpoise, eagles, osprey and peregrine falcons. From the water you’ll enjoy great views of the grand summer “cottages” owned by wealthy “Rusticators” from Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor. You’ll have excellent photo opportunities of the Bear Island Lighthouse, a most beautiful and well maintained lighthouse along the Maine Coast.

Everyone is excited to pull a few lobster traps. We’ll haul, bait, and explain how the traps work, and discuss the biology of lobsters. Learn how lobstermen are protecting this thriving industry while harvesting 130 million pounds of lobster annually. That’s close to a half billion dollars fueling the coastal Maine communities. Heading east we’ll look for a breeding pair of bald eagles and see a 100-year old osprey nest on Sutton Island. East Bunker Ledge is a favorite spot for watching seals as they swim, fish and sunbathe on the rocks. We’ll cruise home past the Cranberry Islands, where a 200-year old fishing village continues to live by the ways of the sea.

Our shared tours are well suited to children and adults. They are safe and comfortable as we stay within the protected calm waters of Great Harbor and the Cranberry Islands. Seasickness is extremely rare. The Elizabeth T is fitted with canvas to keep passengers dry and warm when the conditions are not optimal.

Private Charters and Water Taxi service
The Elizabeth T carries up to 21 passengers, making her the perfect size boat for your Private Custom Charter. Please call us for more information. Here are a few of our popular trips:

   •Lobster fishing and Lunch Cruise to the Cranberry Islands.
   •Sunset Dinner Cruise to the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Little Cranberry Island.
   •Black Island Picnic
   •Sunset Cruise with friends (BYOB)
   •Weddings, Funerals, or Birthdays

Other Custom Tours!