What better way to experience Maine then to take a trip on an authentic lobster boat! This is a Hartstone Inn favorite! Their website describes the trip best:
“The captain hauls up traps, takes out the live lobsters, bands them and makes comments. You’ll learn whether the lobster is hard shell, soft shell, male or female. You’ll learn the correct way it is measured and why fins have sometimes to be notched. You’ll learn about its life cycle and how traps are baited and set, how the lobster fisherman makes his living and the skills and tools of the trade. Along with lobster, traps can contain, from day to day, a diverse variety of sea life.
As we travel out to the islands guests and crew look for dolphins. Our boat can go safely in close to the islands to see seals and different species of nesting birds (ospreys, bald eagles, many kinds of ducks and water birds) and two seal pupping areas to see the pups. We visit the pupping area where Andre the seal was born and talk about him.
The captain explains the various habitats and the ecological relationships of the birds, seals, dolphins and fish. No two trips are the same, but they are always full of the beauty and wonder of coastal Maine. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars.”
The Lively Lady Too is even equipped with a camera so you can see underwater marine life while on board! Sound like fun? Book our Whatever Floats Your Boat Package. We will send you off for your adventure with our Maine Lobster Roll Picnic Pail which includes twin Maine lobster rolls, fresh dill and Maine potato salad and Maine’s famous Whoopie pie. Return from your day on the open seas and enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner for two at the Inn. Package also includes 2 nights lodging and sumptuous breakfasts. Lobster fishing not your idea of fun? A two hour sail on the Schooner Surprise is an option too!