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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. With a reduced capacity of 25 guests, you’ll cruise comfortably with plenty of space to move around the open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include admission.

Summer Cruise Schedule: June 22 through October 4

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)
Daily, 12 pm and 2 pm
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
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
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
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.

Special Cruises: Running through August 29

Cruise Into the Weekend: Friday Evenings on the Kennebec (1 hour)
Friday, 5 pm, leaving the Bath City Dock
Adults $30; kids 6-12 $20; under 6 $6
Board Merrymeeting at Bath city dock and celebrate the end of the workweek with a relaxing cruise. Kick back and enjoy great views of the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works while sipping on a complimentary beer, wine or soda. After returning to the dock, walk to one of Bath’s great restaurants for dinner!

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners (30 minutes)
Saturday, 9:30 and 10:30 am, leaving the Bath City Dock
Adults $10; kids 12 and under $5
A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These cruises depart from the Bath city dock. 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.

 

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