Boat Trips

Are you fascinated by lobsters? Do you want to know how they are caught, which ones are kept, why they may be thrown back, how generations of lobstermen have sustained & maintained the fishing grounds? A boat trip with Crate to Plate® is just for you!

Come spend time aboard the M/V Fisher Girl, a commercial lobster boat, with Captain Dan Cosby and crew to roll up your sleeves and learn everything there is to know about lobster fishing.  During the 3 hour tour we encourage you to dive in and get involved. Bait lobster bags, pull lobsters from traps, measure to see if they are “keep-ahs” and band them to drop them into the tank.

In addition to this one of a kind hands on experience you will see a side to Penobscot Bay only available by water. Harbor seals, birds, including eagles, and porpoise abound.

Contact Crate to Plate® to schedule your 3 hours aboard the Fisher Girl.  Bring any creature comforts for your trip like water and snacks. You will leave with 4 lobsters to take home and cook, lobsters you had a hand in catching.

And… if you are a Crate to Plate® leased trap holder we will haul your trap and see what is in there.

Half day boat rides are available Monday through Saturday and scheduled, weather permitting, with the Captain at the time of your contact. Pick up/drop off is in Saturday Cove or Lincolnville Beach. Trips are for adults and children with proper life jackets. Trips are for up to 4 passengers.

3 hours with Captain Dan and crew on the Fisher Girl is $300 for up to 4 people.