Boat tours#3 in Best Things To Do in Kennebunkport
One of the best ways to see the quaint coastal town of Kennebunkport is from the water. From kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding to lobster boat tours and sailboat tours, there are ample ways to enjoy this city from the sea.
Rugosa Lobster Tours is a popular family-friendly option that takes travelers on an hour-long ride aboard a classic New England wooden lobster boat. You'll enjoy views of the land and sea and watch the workers haul in lobster traps; visitors said it was a highlight to see the lobsters up close. The Schooner Eleanor offers two-hour tours aboard a traditional schooner with an experienced captain of more than 25 years. Recent travelers loved the relaxing tour and knowledgeable and friendly crew members. Meanwhile, Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in Kennebunkport. If you're hoping to spot some whales while in Kennebunkport, past travelers recommend you sign up for a tour with First Chance Whale Watch. You can take your pick between a whale-watching excursion or a scenic lobster tour (perfect for if you want to enjoy Kennebunkport's top sites from the water).
Tours depart from different locations in Kennebunkport. For more information, including pricing and tour times, visit each individual company's website.
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#1 Cape Porpoise
This little working fishing village, considered part of Kennebunkport, is a few miles from Dock Square and offers a scenic outing. Visitors can watch fishermen hauling in traps and coming in and out of the harbor in their boats at the Cape Porpoise Pier, just as they have done for years. Other activities include shopping in the quaint general store called Bradbury Bros. Market and browsing through the handful of shops and galleries. Goat Island Light, one of Maine oldest lighthouses, is also located in Cape Porpoise.
Recent visitors said the village is quite picturesque but warn if you want photos of the lighthouse, you'll need a camera with a zoom lens. Travelers also said the village is home to several seafood shacks, where the food is as fresh as it gets. Favorites include Musette, Pier 77 and Cape Pier Chowder House.
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