- Child Ages 6-12, children under 6 not permitted
- Private Charter
A Hands-On Lobster Boat Tour in Kennebunkport, Maine
In a fun-filled 1 to 1.5-hour trip, you take a tour of the Kennebunk River, enjoy a scenic tour of the beautiful coastline, and watch us haul our lobster traps. Sit back and relax, or roll up your sleeves and join in the fun!
- Private charters are also available for $350 for a 1 to 1.25-hour charter May through October.
Where to Find Us
- Park anywhere in any of the parking lots for free. Then walk behind the hotel across the lawns to the marina, right there on the river. The boat is at the marina.
Even if it is warm, a jacket or sweatshirt is recommended because it can be cool on the water. Note: There are no heated cabins on the boat!
Part of the seating area is covered, providing shade for our passengers. However, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen may still be good to have with you.
No food or drinks are served on board; however, passengers are welcome to bring items with them (glass containers are discouraged).
Sea bands are provided (to borrow) at the beginning of every cruise at no additional cost. These are little wristbands that work on a theory of acupressure and are helpful for passengers with a tendency for motion sickness. This product can also be purchased over the counter at most pharmacies if passengers would like their own.
Cameras are welcome. However, filming or other recording of the lobstering part of the cruise is not permitted.
All passengers are seated on cushioned bench seating throughout the cruise.
Although Rugosa is equipped with a marine head (toilet facilities) for emergencies, our passengers are permitted (and encouraged) to use the restrooms available in the pier area just before and/or after the tour.
U.S. Coast Guard-certified as an inspected small passenger vessel and fully insured, the Rugosa is outfitted with modern safety, navigation, and communication equipment that meets or exceeds U.S. Coast Guard regulations. On board, you can find:
- Adult and child Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) for all passengers and crew
- Life ring
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
- VHF radio
- Cellular phone
Note: Captains without a U.S. Coast Guard license or vessels not properly equipped cannot be insured or legally operated.