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!


*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 will begin our tours as soon as safely possible (we can’t wait to get back out on the water)! Please give us a call for more information about our start date for the 2020 season. 

Important Covid-19 updates

We are committed to keeping our passengers and staff healthy while enjoying a cruise aboard the Lively Lady and have implemented the following safety precautions for the 2020 sailing season:

*We will be requiring anyone over the age of two to be wearing a face covering (over both their mouth and nose) while interacting with our ticket selling staff and aboard the vessel. 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!

*For at least July & August, passengers must have been in the State of Maine for 14-days without illness prior to coming on the Lively Lady.  This is in compliance with Maine's quarantine requirement for anyone coming into the State. 

*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).

*Staff will stay home if they are ill or have had any exposure to Covid-19. If you are ill or have been exposed, 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 able to provide beverages for sale this year.

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 (evening trip is 1 hour 45 minutes) 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 interactive lobster fishing demonstration.  Help us haul, bait & re-set our lobster pots. This once in a lifetime hands-on 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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Grindle Point Lighthouse Excursion

Join us on Sunday afternoons for a special opportunity to tour a historic lighthouse only accessible by boat.  We will cruise past Curtis Island Lighthouse in Camden and head to the island of Islesboro where we will depart from the Lively Lady and explore Grindle Point Lighthouse and the Sailor's Museum! During this narrated 3-hour adventure, information about the lighthouse and wildlife is provided by our experienced tour guide and Captain.

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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

Planning a wedding in Camden?  We have had wonderful charters for rehearsal dinners, photography sessions, family gatherings, cocktail hours or just a quick tour of Camden for your guests.  

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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.