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Autumn Foliage Tours


Caravan Tours

Caravan Fall Foliage Tours
Phone: 1-800-Caravan

Description: These 8-day autumn foliage tours depart in late September through early October. They pass through Vermont and New Hampshire before visiting Kennebunkport and Portland. Very reasonably priced. Check out the excellent Portland video.




Lighthouse Guided Tours


Lighthouse Cruise: Legends, Lore & Haunts: Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Phone: (207) 380-3806
Email: lighthousetours@gmail.com

Description: Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine's lighthouses during one (1) of four (4) tours by the Maine Maritime Museum this summer, including a shore landing at historic Burnt Island Light. You will enjoy a 3 hour cruise aboard Maine Maritime Museum's Merrymeeting as you explore the Kennebec, Sassanoa and Sheepscot Rivers. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Passengers will see up to seven lighthouses, depending on weather and sea conditions, including Doubling Point Light, Hendrick's Head Light, Seguin Island Light, Ram Island Light and The Cuckolds. The visit to Burnt Island will include landing on the island for an up-close look at the restored keeper's house and other facilities, including the majestic Burnt Island Light tower. As you go back in time with The Lady in the Red Cloak, you'll learn the stories behind these iconic beacons; about the lives of some of the keepers and their families, legends and haunts of the lights. The Merrymeeting's professionally trained crew provides a safe, comfortable cruise. A cash bar, with light snacks, is available onboard. Ticket prices include admission to museum. Maine Maritime Museum Members $55; nonmembers $65; children 6 to 12 $34; under 6 $5. Reservations recommended. Tours on Aug. 5, Sep. 16, Sep. 30 and Oct. 7. Each tour runs from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Cap'n Fish's Lighthouse Cruises

42 Commercial Street (Parking)
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: (207) 633-3244
Email: mainewhales@roadrunner.com

Description: Departing from Boothbay Harbor, Cap'n Fish runs two different lighthouse cruises. The two-hour Pemaquid Point Lighthouse cruise features the majestic & photogenic lighthouse rising high above the pounding surf. You'll also cruise by Seal Rocks, Ram Island and Burnt Island Lights and many other interesting sights. The three-hour Kennebec River/Bath Cruise passes seven different lighthouses during its 44 mile journey featuring a variety of the wide open sea and close-to-shore cruising. Relive history dating back to colonial days along the Kennebec River. Then let your captain bring you up to date on the latest shipbuilding activity at bath Iron Works. Experience the thrill of passing through Hell Gates and the sight of lighthouses, seals and historic Fort Popham. For pricing, schedules and more info see the Cap'n Fish website or call either (800) 636-3244 or (207) 633-3244.



Jeremy D'Entremont's New England
Lighthouse Tours


Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 431-9155
Email: nelights@gmail.com

Description: Join tour guide Jeremy D'Entremont for a minivan tour to some of New England's most beautiful and historic beacons. Jeremy has been called the leading expert on New England's lighthouses; he's been photographing and writing about them for more than 25 years and is the author of more than a dozen books. There are several tour offerings, with half day and full day tours. Most of the full day tours travel to the Portland, Maine, area, and stop at seven lighthouses including Portland Head Light, Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light, Portland Breakwater "Bug" Light, and Portsmouth Harbor Light. See why past tour participants have called this the "perfect New England day trip." All tours begin and end in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and arrangements can be made for pickup at hotels in Portsmouth or Kittery, Maine. Itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and other variables. See the Tour Calendar or call (603) 431-9155.



Old Sow Whirlpool Tour


Old Sow Whirlpool

Old Sow Whirlpool Tour

31 Johnson Street
Lubec, ME 04652
Phone: (207) 733-2009

Description: Captain Ralph of Downeast Charter Boat Tours invites you to ride the Lorna Doone to the Old Sow Whirlpool, the largest oceanic whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere with a diameter of about 250 feet. The Old Sow Whirlpool is located between Deer Island, NB, Canada and Moose Island near Eastport. The whirlpool is caused by extreme tidal variations between Passamaquoddy Bay and the Bay of Fundy, as well as ocean floor topography and the confluence of various currents. Watch for seals, whales, eagles and porpoise on the way. Tour leaves from Lubec, Maine, the eastern most town in the continental United States, daily. Phone (207) 733-2009 for reservations.