Runs from May - October. Tour is approximately 2 hours. Check the schedule and fare.
Lulu Lobster Boat Rides allows passengers to step aboard a traditional, Downeast-style lobster boat that possesses the character and sea-kindliness for which these tough work boats are reputed.
Captain John Nicolai is fully licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, holding a 100 gross ton Master’s License issued October 1994. He is also CPR and First Aid certified by the American Red Cross. With more than 35 years of experience aboard many different types of vessels, Captain John is more than qualified to provide a safe and secure cruise. Being completely bilingual, the tour can be narrated in English or French. As a retired professional chef, the Captain may even share a favorite lobster recipe or two!
The major features of the tour are lobster fishing demonstrations and seal watching. The lobster fishing is not impacted by time of day or tide levels. Seals at Egg Rock Lighthouse are seen on every cruise. Their activities are different based on the tide level. There is a 9 to 13 foot difference in water level from low to high tide. It takes six hours to go from low to high tide and happens twice in a 24 hour period. At the lower tides, seals are seen hauled out and resting on the exposed rock ledges. More of them can be seen as they are out of the water. But they are not very active as they use this time to rest and digest their food. At high tide, seals are seen doing “seal type activities” — swimming, playing in the surf and feeding. Not as many seals are seen at the high tides but they are active. Low and high tide changes every day depending on the phase of the moon. The online ticketing system notes the departure time each day that is closest to low tide.
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