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An 'real life' lobster adventure - and that's no fish tale!

My husband, little dog and I really enjoyed this two-hour adventure. Jay easily shared his wealth... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Best tour of our trip

Captain Jay was a hit for our family! We loved the local history, the wealth of personal... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Plymouth, Vermont
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5 weeks ago
“An 'real life' lobster adventure - and that's no fish tale!”
Jun 24, 2017
“Best tour of our trip”
Let's go lobstering on a real 30' Maine Lobster Boat! Watch while licensed Captain and Registered Maine Guide Jay McGowen hauls traps and see firsthand what we catch. We'll talk about the history of lobstering while the traps are baited and reset...more
Garrison Cove Road, Cook's Lobster House, Bailey Island, ME 04003
+1 207-939-5481
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband, little dog and I really enjoyed this two-hour adventure. Jay easily shared his wealth of marine knowledge. You'll learn about a lobster's anatomy, how they eat, grow, protect themselves and reproduce. Jay's tremendous respect for those who lobster for a living came through...More

1  Thank MSME22
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Captain Jay was a hit for our family! We loved the local history, the wealth of personal experience and watching his eyes light up with absolute love of this special industry. All around fabulous!

2  Thank teshabuss
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The lobster tour was educational and fun and would be appropriate for all ages. This was my second time to Maine and this was a great way to get a much better picture of how the lobster industry works both locally and globally. We got...More

1  Thank Raftin_Junkie
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of taking this lobster tour with Capt. Jay. He had myself, my husband and my kids (ages 11, 9 & 6), engaged from the moment we stepped on the boat. We learned all about the Lobster industry in Maine, history of...More

1  Thank DRKGPS
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going to the great state of Maine almost every year since I was an infant (my great uncle was an engineer that helped to build the old Carlton Bridge on coastal RTE 1 right by the Bath Iron Works....many, many years ago),...More

1  Thank Tilly_WV
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We booked the Lobster Tour a few days prior over the phone...and so glad we did! It was WELL WORTH the time and expense. I would do it again in a heartbeat! I believe he offers other tours, but we wanted to learn about Maine...More

2  Thank luv2flyplaces
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I did this tour with 5 other business associates. Capt Jay grew up in the area so has a great knowledge of local history, maritime practices in the area, site seeing and food recommendations. He was a merchant marine captain for over 30 years so...More

1  Thank eric s
Reviewed 28 June 2015

My 12 year old son and I went out with Captain Jay today! I was looking for a lobster boat tour to help us learn about the food I love to eat. We had a wonderful tour learning about the different types of lobsters, when...More

4  Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This was the first excursion we did in Maine and it was well worth it! Captain Jay was soo friendly and funny! He showed us all around the bay as well as the ins and outs of catching lobster. If you have the time this...More

3  Thank ClaireBear829
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you visit Maine to get away from crowds and commercialism, this lobster boat tour is what you are looking for. As an added bonus, Bailey Island is a very scenic location. The skipper, Capt Jay, is professional, humorous and very knowledgeable (and could have...More

3  Thank Tim B
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