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Rugosa Lobster Tours

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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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Fun for the whole family

My parents, girlfriend, sister, brother-in-law and I loved seeing some of Kennebunkport from the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2013
Chad L
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Dallas, Texas
A great Kennebunkport experience!

We arrived in Kennebunkport to some unfortunate weather and when we boarded the Rogusa, Bob and... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2013
Adrienne S
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Kansas City, Missouri
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This is a demonstration of lobster fishing and information about lobster biology, Maine lobster fisheries, commercial aspects of the fishery and last but not least, some local history. Fun for the whole family. The Rugosa is a real wooden lobster...more
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

My parents, girlfriend, sister, brother-in-law and I loved seeing some of Kennebunkport from the water and getting a hands-on experience with lobster, as did the rest of our cruisemates. As with most things, the people really made the difference; there are a number of lobster...More

Thank Chad L
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We arrived in Kennebunkport to some unfortunate weather and when we boarded the Rogusa, Bob and Kevin explained that we may not be able to take the boat out because of it. Bob said that due to storms over the prior few days, boats had...More

Thank Adrienne S
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

An amazing tour that was fun and educational for the whole family! We had 8 adults and 6 kids, ranging from 6mo - 7 years old. The boat was immaculate and Bob and Kevin were incredibly professional and hospitable at the same time. The older...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The good captain and his trusty mate were top notch guides on this educational and fun adventure. Just the right amount of time to head out to the pots and haul up some nice sized catch. Learned about lobster anatomy, the lobstering industry and lifestyle,...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I haven't stopped talking about our tour since we got back yesterday! The boat goes out twice a day, 10:30 and 1pm. Capt. Bob and Kevin are friendly, funny and answer every question asked. The boat is spotless and the views are spectacular. Although I...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Had a great time with Captain Bob and his crew Kevin. Both very knowledgable and passionate about lobstering. Learned so much in a short period of time. You are able to handle the lobsters and help band the claws. Also learned some Kennebunkport history. Seas...More

2  Thank kathy m
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Very informative and well worth the price of a ticket. All on board seemed to have a fab time, kids got to handle and band a couple of lobsters. It was great!

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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Took the family (wife and 10 year old) on the Rugosa. The boat is a mahogany planked 38 footer, built in 1961. She's a real beauty. It sails from the picturesque Nonantum Resort on the Kennebunk River. I can't say enough about the excursion! The...More

3  Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
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Mary Jo C
6 September 2017|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
We will be operating until Columbus Day in October.
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Dana J
10 August 2017|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
I am sorry. There are no dogs allowed on Rugosa with the exception of a REAL service dog.
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Cynthia C
22 April 2017|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
We usually start the week before Memorial Day. This year it was the 23rd. Weather is a little sketchy early in the season so be aware of weather forecasts in the area.
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