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Acadia Lobster Cruise – A Maine Lobster Boat

Maine Lobster Cruise – Things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine

If you are visiting Maine this summer or need an activity for visitors,  Acadia Lobster Cruise should absolutely be on your list. Acadia Lobster Cruise offers the quintessential Maine experience in a private atmosphere. If you have ever wondered “Where are lobsters caught?” this is the experience for you! Complete with a lobster dinner, seal sightings, lighthouse, Maine islands, and a slice of blueberry pie, you won’t be disappointed!

Maine Lobster Boat

We heard about Acadia Lobster Cruise from a friend who knew that this excursion was right up our alley. Captain Jason, a Maine native, is the perfect tour guide. He shares information about the surrounding coastline and lobster fishing and is friendly and welcoming. We booked one of the last cruises of official summer in late August, and we enjoyed a fresh shore dinner, caught and prepared right before our eyes.

Getting To Acadia Lobster Cruise in Maine

You’ll want to park at the Mt. Desert Harbor Master. The address to put in your phone is 

You can find further instructions here. Upon arriving at the marina, we met Captain Jason on the dock. The weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky, and temps were seasonably warm.

After boarding the boat and launching from the dock, we made our way out of the harbor and into the harbor where Captain Jason pulled up a trap to get our lobsters and we began our trip into the bay.

The Lobster Boat Cruise

Out on the open water, we were treated to the beautiful coastline including the lighthouse on Bear Island and views of the Cranberry Isles. The highlight of this trip was a small island where harbor seals were lounging in the setting sun.

Next up, Captain Jason started our dinner of steamed corn on the cob and lobster. In full transparency, I don’t really like lobster, but we couldn’t go on a lobster cruise without the full experience. DD cracked her first solo lobster – don’t judge us.

After dinner, we cruised back to the harbor and bid farewell to Captain Jason. The trip took about 2 hours and we were back to our car just after sunset. We were lucky enough to have been accompanied on the cruise by James Kaiser, the cool dude who wrote the Acadia National Park guide featured below! Want to learn more about James and his adventures? Head on over to this post!

We highly recommend this trip for your next adventure! You can learn more about Acadia Lobster Cruise here and read reviews from other cruisers.

Happy Trails,


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