A wonderful way to get out on the water is on a Maine lobster boat and/or scenic boat tour. Departing from seaside villages and harbors are hourly or half day tours aboard authentic Maine lobster boats. Your Captain will take you on a narrated boat ride, show you lobster pots and sometimes even invite you to haul in a lobster trap for the day’s catch.

Lighthouse boat tours are another great adventure. The best way to see many of Maine’ s lighthouses is by water, the way sailors do. Your lighthouse tour guide will provide you seafaring legends and lore about Maine’s historic lighthouses. Many charters let you BYOB so you can enjoy a cocktail cruise and sunset – Maine magic.

Lastly, you can hop aboard a boat tour to check out the locals — whales and puffins! The below are several local boat tour companies for you to check out — they book up early, so make sure you get you summer reservations in as soon as possible.