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 9 through September 1. To make reservations click on the cruise name. View the schedule of cruises for September 2 to October 19.
Shipyards & 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 (2.5 hours) - Thursdays 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 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
Windjammer Days Cruise (6 hours) -June 25 10am
A unique opportunity to be as sea right in the middle of Maine's famous windjammer Fleet . Cruise to Boothbay Harbor, Explore the town then re-board for a close-up look at Maine's Windjammer fleet adn wonderful photo opportunities.
Beacons of Boothbay Cruise (5 hours) - June 26, July 17, Aug. 7 & 2, Sept. 4 2:30pm
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.
Fireworks Cruise (2 hours) -July 6 8pm
Cruise along the Kennebec River's Long Reach and see spectacular water views of Doubling Point Lighthouse, the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, Bath's colorful waterfront. Bring along your favorite beverage and enjoy on-the-river views of the annual Heritage Days fireworks.