All Day Lighthouse & River Cruises
Take a Lighthouse or Nature Cruise
From mid-June to late-October, Maine Maritime Museum conducts a variety of regularly scheduled river cruises that focus on viewing lighthouses in the area or experiencing the natural setting along the Kennebec River and connecting waterways. The cruises are of varying lengths - from one hour to five hours.
The Museum also conducts several special and one-time cruises during the season.
All cruises are aboard the Maine-built wooden boat Seguin, which has a 40-passenger capacity.
The following is a schedule of cruises offered from June 10 through September 2. To make reservations click on the cruise name.
View the schedule of cruises for September 3 to October 20.
Great Ships & Lighthouses cruise (1 hour) - Daily at noon & 2 pm See Bath Iron Works, downtown Bath and waterfront, two lighthouses and abundant wildlife. A great complement to the BIW Trolley Tour.
Six Lighthouse cruise (3 hours) - Thursdays & Sundays at 3:30 pm A visitor favorite. See six of Maine's most beautiful and unique lighthouses. Bring your camera for incredible photos.
Seven Lights, Hells Gates Cruise (3 hours) - Wednesdays & Fridays 3:30 pm
Cruise by Bath Iron Works, then pass through Hells Gates on the Sasnoa River to the historic Sheepscot River to the Kennebec River. You get close-up views of seven lighthouses.
Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours) - Saturdays at 3:30 pm If you love lighthouses this is the cruise for you. See 10 beautiful lighthouses during this cruise.
Extraordinary Wildlife of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours) - Mondays at 3:30 pm If you're a nature lover, take this incredible cruise. Merrymeeting Bay is a unique ecosystem teaming with wildlife - bald eagles, osprey, Atlantic sturgeon, harbor seals and more.
Limited Schedule and Unique Cruises
Beacons of Boothbay Cruise (5 hours) - June 27, July 18, Aug. 1 & 15. Sept. 5 3:30pm
Through Hells Gates to the Sasanoa River into Haockomock Bay to the mouth of the Sheepscot River to the Kennebec River. Six lighthouses on the route, then debark at Burnt Island Light in Boothbay to explore the lighthouse, the keeper's house and meet the family.
Wood Island Cruise (2 hours) - July 24, 9:30am
Wood Island, a 32-acre uninhabited island at the mouth of the Saco River near Biddeford, ME is an active bird sanctuary hosting a wide variety of birds and wildlife. You'll step back in time as trained guides enlighten you about the island's history, its buildings, the 42-foot stone light tower and the keepers who were stationed there.This cruise departs from Vine's Landing in Biddeford Pool.
Cuckolds Light Station Cruise (5 hours) - August 27, 2pm
The Cuckolds are two rocky islets rising 15 feet above high water in the channel to Boothbay Harbor that wreaked havoc for generations of local mariners during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was one of the last lights built by Royal Luther, who constructed about 80% of the lighthouses on the New England coast. In addition to about one hour on the Cuckolds, this tour includes beautiful Maine coastal cruising from Bath to Boothbay.
Seguin Light Cruise (5 hours)- September 19, 10am
An amazing adventure awaits you as resident caretakers conduct a tour of this special island. The Seguin Island Light was commissioned by George Washington in 1795 and is Maine's highest and second oldest lighthouse. If you dare, venture onto the light tower's catwalk for majestic views and stunning photos. See the 1st order Fresnel lens and visit the keeper's house museum to learn about living on the island.