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Lighthouse & Nature Cruises

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Board Merrymeeting for an up-close look at some of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses and abundant wildlife. Cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)
Daily, 12 pm and 2 pm, through October 24
Members $31; nonmembers $38; 6-12 years $21; under 6 $6
Explore the Kennebec River where shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. Cruising past BIW see spectacular views of the Navy’s most advanced ships taking shape. Then cruise down river to enjoy a water view of the museum’s historic shipyard and two of the Kennebec’s famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.

Midcoast Lights and Rivers (3 hours)
Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm, through September 30
Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6
On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse.

Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay Cruise (3 hours)
Sunday, 3:30 pm, through October 3
Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6
The namesake of our cruise boat, Merrymeeting Bay is a unique confluence of six Maine rivers, all converging to form a truly rare ecosystem. Pass through the swirling eddies of Chops Point into the serenity of the bay, one of the best places in the state to view bald eagles and waterfowl.

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)
Saturday 3:30 pm through August 28
Members $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6
See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island & Light, Pond Island & Light, Seguin Island & Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light.

Saturday 10 am, May 22-September 25; leaving from Bath City Dock
Adults $10; 12 and under $5
A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer’s Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now!

Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)
Daily, 3:30 pm, October 4-24
Members $35; nonmembers $43; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6
See some of the Kennebec’s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall!  During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light.

Maine Maritime Museum