Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Here’s your chance to take at the only lobster boat tour in Bar Harbor, hosted on a traditional Maine lobster boat with master lobsterman Captain John Nicolai.

Sailing from the Harborside Hotel & Marina in downtown Bar Harbor, Captain John will take you on a two and a half-hour tour to experience the life and work of the Maine lobsterman. Lulu is a traditional, Downeast-style lobster boat with great character that has protected more than 80,000 passengers from sea sickness over the last 16 years. Aboard the trusted Lulu, Captain John describes all the parts of a lobster trap and how lobsters find their way to the bait inside. He also demonstrates how lobster traps are hauled and will teach guests about the anatomy and life cycle of the Maine lobster.

Lulu’s Sightseeing Tours takes guests through Frenchman Bay’s privately-owned islands. You’ll see bald-headed eagles and other marine wildlife in their natural environment, and tour past the beautiful summer cottages along the shores of Mount Desert Island. When sea conditions permit, many tours feature a cruise to Egg Rock Lighthouse. You can also join Captain John for his seal watching tour in which Lulu’s small size allows guests to get approach the rock ledges where they seals rest during low tides.

You’ll love learning about Maine local history, fishing folklore, and some great lobster recipes from Captain John With more than 35 years of experience aboard many different types of ocean vessels, Captain John Nicolai Lobster is fully licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, and is CPR and First Aid certified by the American Red Cross. Captain John’s enthusiasm and sense of humor make his presentations as fun as they are informative. The Captain has been featured many times in the national and international media, including the CBS Morning Show, the Food Network, the Travel Channel, PBS, the Outdoor Channel, and the Outdoor Living Network.

Bring a jacket or sweatshirt on your tour because it can be cool on the water. Most of the seating area is covered, but the Spring and Fall seasons can be cold, and there are no heated cabins on the boat. Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water are available, as are a limited number of binoculars and acupressure sea-bands for those that are prone to sea sickness.

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