Maine’s connection to the ocean spans centuries from the 18th Century colonial era when a young nation began building its identity to today’s modern love affair with lobsters and that tasty crustacean cuisine! For four fabulous summer days, we will:
- Explore Tate House Museum and relive the 18th Century lives of Captain George Tate and his family, tour the restored home, learn about life in the colonial era, and imagine how area trees were harvested to become masts for British Navy ships!
- Climb aboard for a Lucky Catch Cruise and sail into Portland Harbor to learn about the lives, times, habits, and harvesting of Maine lobsters! For 90 minutes, we will learn about lobsters, haul up some traps (and see what we caught!), enjoy the cruise, learn about local marine ecology, and how the lobster industry is promoting sustainable seafood
- Spend a day at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, and explore Maine’s maritime and nautical history. From tours of the 1906 Schooner Mary Eand the Percy & Small Shipyard to Donnell House and the museum’s Historic Boat Collection — plus a 3-hour coastal cruise — you’ll amaze at Maine’s contribution to America’s nautical heritage.
- A day exploring coastal lighthouses all across the Maine. This will include the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse, the Portland Head Light, Nubble Light, and much more on a leisurely, scenic, and fun day.
- Did we mention lobster? Dine on lobster every day with stops at famous Portland eateries such as the Saltwater Grille, Portland Lobster Company, Becky’s Diner, J’s Oyster, and more. From lobster rolls to lobster pizza to whole steamed lobster, it’s gonna be amazing.
- What’s included: accommodations at Embassy Suites Hilton Portland, breakfast (all), lunches (3), dinners (4), evening drinks & snacks, local transportation, your travel host, all admissions fees, travel protection, and some surprise freebies.