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.
Below is a listing of our daily and weekly cruises, as well as our limited schedule and unique cruises offered June 9 through September 1, 2014. For additional information or to make reservations simply click on the cruise name.
View the schedule of fall cruises September 2 to October 19.
Daily and Weekly Cruises
Shipyards & Lighthouses cruise (1 hour) - Daily at noon & 2 pm See Bath Iron Works, downtown Bath and waterfront, two lighthouses and abundant wildlife. A perfect complement to the "The Bath Iron Works Story" Trolley Tour. Members $20; nonmembers $25; 6 to 16 years $12; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
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. Members $30; nonmembers $35; 6 to 16 years $15; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
Seven Lighthouse Cruise (3 hours) - Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 3:30 pm Cruise by Bath Iron Works, then pass through Hells Gates on the Sasanoa River to the historic Sheepscot River to the Kennebec River. You get close-up views of seven lighthouses. Members $32; nonmembers $37; 6 to 16 years $17; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
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. Members $35; nonmembers $40; 6 to 16 years $20; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
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. Members $32; nonmembers $37; 6 to 16 years $17; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
Limited Schedule and Unique Cruises
Windjammer Days Cruise (6 hours) - June 25, 10am A unique opportunity to be at 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 and wonderful photo opportunities. Members $45; nonmembers $50; 6 to 16 years $30; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
Beacons of Boothbay Cruise (5 hours) - June 26, July 17, Aug. 7 & 21, Sept. 4, 2:30pm Through Hells Gates to the Sasanoa River into Hockomock 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. Members $40; nonmembers $45; 6 to 16 years $25; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)
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, and Bath's colorful waterfront. Bring along your favorite beverage and enjoy on-the-river views of the annual Heritage Days fireworks. Members $30; nonmembers $35; 6 to 16 years $15; under 6 $3 (Fees include museum admission.)