Camden Harbor Cruises

Lighthouse Lobster Tours and Custom Private Charters

Departing from Camden, Maine aboard Lively Lady

join us on a public cruise or custom private charter


The coastline surrounding Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay is considered some of the most beautiful in the world. Relax aboard our classic wooden motor vessel, enjoy a beverage and get a close-up look at the Maine coast as we glide past majestic lighthouses, seaside mansions, world famous windjammers, and visiting yachts. We often see seals, porpoises, osprey, and bald eagles. We are an ideal trip for children, and encourage them to help us haul up our lobster traps and discover what’s inside. Don’t forget your camera!


We are now available for private charters YEAR-ROUND, aboard our new vessel M/V Periwinkle!

 For reservations or questions, please call (207) 236-6672

*Please note-all cruises subject to change due to private events and/or weather conditions.  We suggest calling or booking ahead to ensure your seat and make sure the cruise you are interested in will be taking place.

We are open all year!

*Scheduled public trips start May 15th, 2021

Important Covid-19 updates

We are committed to keeping our passengers and staff healthy while enjoying a cruise aboard our vessels and have implemented the following safety precautions for the 2021 sailing season:

*We will be requiring anyone over the age of two to be wearing a face mask (over both their mouth and nose, not a neck gaiter or bandana please) while interacting with our ticket selling staff and aboard the vessel (Coast Guard safety regulation). Staff will also be wearing face coverings. This is in compliance with Maine’s face coverings guidelines. We will have face coverings for anyone who does not have their own-they are hard to get these days so please bring one if able, thank you!

*All passengers must be in compliance with Maine's Covid-19 Travel Policies in order to come aboard the Lively Lady or Periwinkle. Please visit for more specific information about these policies. You will have to confirm this for your online reservation and you/your group will be screened again for compliance at check-in. Failure to comply will result in a cancellation of your reservation and a refund will not be issued. We appreciate your help following these guidelines to help keep ourselves, our staff and you healthy!

*We will be practicing social distancing whenever possible and ask you do the same.  For us-this means keeping 6ft from passengers when able, and reducing the capacity on the boat to allow for more room between groups. For you-this means please try to keep 6ft away from our staff and other passengers whenever possible. 

*We will be sanitizing high touch surfaces regularly (hand rails, lifejackets, boarding area). All passengers will be asked to use hand sanitizer before boarding the vessel. 

*Staff will stay home if they are ill or have had any exposure to Covid-19 within the 14 days prior to your cruise. If you are ill or have been exposed within that time period, we ask you stay home as well.

*Passenger participation (driving the boat, baiting the trap) may be limited this season. We WILL be letting you hold a lobster after proper hand sanitation-yay!

*Our on-board bathroom will not be available for public use. 

*Unfortunately, we will not be selling beverages and blankets will not be available for use.  

*Please bring your own water, sunscreen, binoculars and warm clothing.

*If you think you may need assistance with boarding the boat, please give us a call to discuss. 

Feel free to reach out with any questions (207) 236-6672.

Forgot to grab a souvenir Lively Lady t-shirt on your cruise?

No worries! We have them available for local pick-up/delivery or shipping. Adult & kid sizes available and several color options! For questions and/or orders please email or give us a call at (207) 236-6672

Eco-Tour (Wildlife Cruise)

On this 1 1/2 hour tour we will travel across the bay to a remote seal habitat.  On our way we look for birds and marine life.  In the past we have seen wildlife such as sunfish, porpoise, grey seals, harbor seals, eagles, osprey, coots, terns, eider ducks and many many more.  In addition, we will haul a lobster trap to see whats lurking on the bottom of the ocean floor.   

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One Hour Lobstering & Lighthouse Cruise

During this hour long cruise we will observe two lighthouses while learning the history of the bay.  We also haul a lobster trap and explain how its done on the rugged Maine coast.  Passengers can just sit back and take it all in or gear up and get the true experience!

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First Morning Lobster Haul

Lobsters, lobsters, lobsters!  Come join us for this 1 hour lobster fishing demonstration.  Watch us haul, bait & re-set our lobster pots. This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be a blast-don't forget your camera and sense of adventure!

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Sunday Morning Lighthouse Cruise

Join us for a fantastic cruise through Penobscot Bay past some of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Fully narrated with opportunities to view 5 lighthouses from the water, this is one of our most popular trips!

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Looking for Lodging?

Stay at the Glenmoor By The Sea just down the road in Lincolnville and save 10% on one night of your lodging reservation  AND 10% on your cruise aboard the Lively Lady if booked as a package. Please click HERE for their reservation page or call Glenmoor By The Sea at 207-236-7905. 

Are you a member of the U.S. Lighthouse Society?

If so, we participate in the Lighthouse Passport Program and have stamps on board to fill a page in your book!  During our Sunday Morning Lighthouse Cruises we see 5 lighthouse, sure to please any lighthouse enthusiast.  Feel free to call us with any questions regarding the Passport Program (207) 236-6672

Click here to view the U.S Lighthouse Society website

Charter the Lively Lady or Periwinkle

Planning a wedding in Camden?  We charter our vessels regularly for rehearsal dinners, photography sessions, family gatherings, cocktail hours or just a quick tour of Camden for your guests.  Also available in the off-season for island transportation or a winter cruise of the Bay!

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"The thing to do when in Camden is a cruise on the Lively Lady"

New England Boating joined us aboard for some lobster fishing. Check it out.