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Rugosa Lobster Tours

95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
+1 207-468-4095
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Fabulous! A must do!

It was the highlight of our Kennebunkport visit! Such a fun experience and the lobsters go back to... read more

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Awesome trip

Very educated and super cordial captains! You made our day spectaular. Would venture out again next... read more

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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 boat out on the Gulf of Maine and in terms of information shared by the tour guide, it is pretty comprehensive material for children under 4 years of age. Very young children can be a distraction to the rest of the guests aboard the boat, enjoying the presentation.
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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+1 207-468-4095
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It was the highlight of our Kennebunkport visit! Such a fun experience and the lobsters go back to the ocean which was important to our kids! Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very educated and super cordial captains! You made our day spectaular. Would venture out again next time we are in town.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so very much. It was great to have you aboard! Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fun, informative, relaxing and educational! We took the 1:00 tour. Highly recommend. We even got a close up view of the Bush’s home and saw whales.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Overall this tour was great, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and made it a great experience. I have already recommended it to family and friends

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great time on the Rugosa. Phil and Jessie were knowledgeable and very interactive with the kids. Truly a funfilled way to get out on the water and learn about lobstering.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to have you aboard! Capt.Bob

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided last minute to take the tour and booked it the night before. We had a blast and my 21 and 25 year old girls loved it. Thank you to Phil and Jessie for being fabulous hosts!

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so very much for taking the time to jot a few kind words. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this tour last-minute with my mom and sister, as we drove from Boston to Portland on an east coast road trip. Couldn’t have been happier with our choice to stop in Kennebunkport and take the Rugosa for our Lobster tour! I would absolutely recommend...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Jaimebrx! It's really nice to hear from our guests that they had had a good time aboard our little boat. It also gives us good input and keeps us on track. Thanks again. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip! Took my mom who was a bit unsteady on her feet and staff were extremely helpful! Definitely would reccomend this tour!

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks marchio! It was great to have her aboard! Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun AND educational!!! Learned so much about the life of lobsters!! Nice way to spend a beautiful afternoon on the water. Highly recommend!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain and first mate were great! A very informative and fun time. We will definitely go out again on the Rugosa again.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Tom G.! Capt. Bob

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蕾 王
21 June 2018|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel called ahead to make sure the tour was going out. They normally have 2 tours - morning at 10:30 and afternoon at 2pm if I recall correctly. If the weather is bad they do not go out. We then drove to the Nonantum... More
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1989johnsons
13 June 2018|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the weather I guess. The boat is wide and flat but does rock a bit. The captain had motion sickness pressure point wristbands available for those who wanted them.
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capeverdeshades
5 June 2018|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
No. We do not have a commercial license and cannot sell lobsters. We are an educational boat only and all lobsters are returned to the water at end of trip.
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