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 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!

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:

*For our public trips, we will be requiring anyone over the age of two to be wearing a face mask while interacting with our ticket selling staff and aboard the vessel (they may be removed briefly for eating and drinking and we are BYOB). Staff will also be wearing face coverings. We come close to passengers to show you our amazing sea creatures and the nature of seating on the vessel makes this necessary for the safety of our crew and younger passengers.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

*High touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly.

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

*We will not be selling beverages and blankets will not be available for use.  Feel free to bring your own-masks may be removed briefly for eating and drinking!

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

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 (4:15pm trip is 1 hour, 45min) 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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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 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.