Maine Maritime Museum Daily & Weekly Cruises (Departure: Washington Street in Bath, Maine)
(Bath, ME) The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine offers a variety of daily and weekly cruises during the summer and fall.
Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour) Members $20; nonmembers $30; 6 to 16 years $15; under 6 $4 Explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. Cruise past BIW for spectacular views of the Navy’s most advanced warships under construction including Zumwalt DDG 1000, the Navy’s most technologically advanced ship. Cruise downriver to enjoy a water view of the museum’s historic Percy & Small Shipyard with its life-size evocation of the colossal wooden schooner Wyoming. Continuing downriver you’ll see two of the Kennebec’s famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights. There’s something for everybody on this cruise! Combine this cruise with our Bath Iron Works Story tour for the complete BIW experience.
Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours) Members $40; nonmembers $45; 6 to 16 years $25; under 6 $4 See 10 of Maine’s finest lighthouses the way they were meant to be seen – from the water. The cruise features Doubling Point Light, the 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. Be sure to get your Lighthouse Passport stamped in our museum shop.
Six Lighthouse Cruise (2 hours) Members $30; nonmembers $35; 6 to 16 years $17; under 6 $4 The Kennebec Historic Waterway features some of Maine’s most beautiful lighthouses. Take in Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. There will be plenty of scenic viewing and photo ops!
Seven Lighthouse Cruise (3 hours) Members $35; nonmembers $40; 6 to 16 years $20; under 6 $4 Travel the winding Sasanoa River through Hells Gates into the serene Hockomock Bay to the mouth of the Sheepscot River, cruising past Hendricks Head Light. Enter the Kennebec River with its six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Due to tides and currents this trip may run in either direction at the captain’s discretion.
The Extraordinary Wildlife of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours) Members $35; nonmembers $40; 6 to 16 years $20; under 6 $4 Six rivers converge at Merrymeeting Bay to create a truly unique and rare ecosystem: the breeding ground of osprey and bald eagles and home to Atlantic sturgeon and harbor seals. Narration is provided by members of local environmental organizations who share their knowledge of the wildlife, the ecological vitality and the challenges now facing this unique place. Make sure to bring a camera. This program is made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.
Cruise fees include two-day museum admission. Cruises are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure time. Due to tides and currents, return times can vary by as much as 30 minutes. Advanced reservations are recommended. Tickets are available online at www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.