Sail Acadia National Park aboard a traditional Friendship Sloop – Maine’s original lobster boat! Built in Friendship, Maine in the late 1800’s, these handsome traditional sailboats were used by coastal fishermen to haul lobster traps by hand under sail. Take part in Maine’s maritime heritage and enjoy sailing smooth waters, abundant wildlife and spectacular coastline of Acadia National Park.
Private Boat Charter
- Private Charter 2hrs up to 21 people
- call us for a 3hr or 4hr lunch or dinner private cruise 207-266-5210
Private Custom Charter on the Maine Coast
Enjoy the comfort and relaxation of cruising on The Elizabeth T., our refurbished lobster boat. It was built right here on Mount Desert Island out of local cedar and oak. We carry up to 21 passengers, making it a perfect size boat for a scenic trip.
Our typical 2 hour tour cruises into Somes Sound Fjard and Valley Cove. We’ll visit a seal colony on East Bunker Ledge and pass by Sutton Island. We’ll also cruise by Bear Island Lighthouse and the Cranberry Islands where a fishing community is anchored after 200 years! It is very common to see other wildlife like osprey, guillemot, eider ducks, bald eagle and more. This excursion has stunning views over the Acadia National Park mountain range and coast line, it is a great experience for the whole family and friends. You can bring drinks and food like a picnic style.
For longer trips please give us a call.
Some of our most popular longer trips include:
- Lobster fishing and lunch cruise to the Cranberry Islands
- Lunch or dinner cruise to the Islesford Dock Restaurant on Little Cranberry Island or Hitty’s Cafe on Great Cranberry Island
- Island picnic
- Wedding and birthday celebrations and funeral ceremonies
An excursion aboard the lobster boat Elizabeth T is a safe, comfortable experience. We refurbish the boat every year, inspecting for any necessary repair and maintenance. Our route keeps us within the protected waters of the Cranberry Islands, so you can expect calm water. There is a small toilet on board, blankets for cool weather, and an electric cooler for drinks. Our captains are Coast Guard licensed and we carry all safety gear including lifejackets (adult and child), first aid kits, and fire extinguishers.
You may cancel your reservation without charge up to 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure. If you cancel within the 48 hour period or fail to show up at boarding, you will be responsible for the full amount of the charter/cruise. Weather related cancellations will be determined by the Captain. If your charter/cruise is cancelled due to weather and we are unable to reschedule the trip to your satisfaction, you will not be charged.