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. You’ll cruise comfortably on board our 50-passenger vessel, which offers an open upper deck and enclosed lower deck. All cruise fees include two-day admission.

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)
Daily, 12 pm and 2 pm
Members $30; nonmembers $37; 6-12 years $20; 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 $38; nonmembers $47; 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 $38; nonmembers $47; 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. This program is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)
Saturday, 3:30 pm
Members $42; nonmembers $52; 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.

Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)
October 8 – 25, Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm
Members $34; nonmembers $42; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6
See 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, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light.

Lighthouse Legends and Lore (3.5 hours)
September 7- October 26, 2 pm
Members $54; nonmembers $68; 6-12 years $44; under 6 $10
Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, and the visit to Burnt Island includes a chance to view the keeper’s house and other facilities up-close, including the majestic Burnt Island Light tower.