Cruises have ended for 2013. Cruises will begin again in early June 2014. Reservations for the 2014 season will be available in early May.
Choose the perfect Lighthouse or Nature Cruise
From early-June to mid-October, Maine Maritime Museum conducts 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. .
All cruises are aboard the Maine-built wooden boat Seguin, which has a 40-passenger capacity.
For planning, the following regularly scheduled cruises are anticipated in 2014.
Great Ships & Lighthouses cruise (1 hour - offered twice daily)
See Bath Iron Works, two lighthouses and abundant wildlife. A great complement to the BIW Trolley Tour.
Six Lighthouse cruise (3 hours - offered once weekly)
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 - twice weekly)
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.
If you love lighthouses this is the cruise for you. See 10 beautiful lighthouses during this cruise.
Extraordinary Wildlife of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours - weekly)
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
In addition to its regularly scheduled cruises the museum also conducts other one-time or special cruises. They following are cruises that we anticipate conducting in the summer of 2014. Reservations can be made beginning in early May.
Beacons of Boothbay Cruise (5 hours - monthly)
Cruise 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.
Cuckolds Light Station Cruise (5 hours - monthly)
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.
Fireworks Cruise (2 hours - once during Bath Heritage Days celebration)
You'll cruise the colorful Bath waterfront, with water views of downtown and a front row seat to the spectacular fireworks display of Bath Heritage Days which takes place around Independence Day (July 4th)
Windjammer Days (6 hours - once during Boothbay Harbor's Windjammer Days)
A unique opportunity to be at sea right in the middle of Maine's famous fleet of windjammers! Cruise to Boothbay Harbor, explore the town, them get a up-close look at Maine's Windjammer Fleet. A wonderful photo opportunity and a truly remarkable spectacle!