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Rugosa Lobster Tours

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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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Fantastic!

Loved this! Nice people, knowledgeable people, beautiful day on the water, and lobsters! So glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jane p
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Great experience

We had a great time on this boat. It was fun and educational. The crew was very accommodating. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Samuel S
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This is a demonstration of lobster fishing and information about lobster biology, Maine lobster fisheries, commercial aspects of the fishery and last but not least, some local history. Fun for the whole family. The Rugosa is a real wooden lobster boat out on the Gulf of Maine and in terms of information shared by the tour guide, it is pretty comprehensive material for children under 4 years of age. Very young children can be a distraction to the rest of the guests aboard the boat, enjoying the presentation.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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95 Ocean Ave, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6308
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this! Nice people, knowledgeable people, beautiful day on the water, and lobsters! So glad we did this and recommend it highly. All good!

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Jane P for your kind words. it was great to have you aboard. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time on this boat. It was fun and educational. The crew was very accommodating. The boat ride was good and watching them pull up the lobster traps was a lot of fun. They were very passionate about their work and the...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Sam for taking the time to write. We appreciate your kind words and were grateful to have you aboard. We're delighted that you had a good time. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Beautiful day and very informative. Learned so much about lobsters and catching them and the lobster industryMore

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you kolakc for your kind review. I am a little shocked to see a review in the middle of this very cold winter, since we haven't run a tour since mid-October. I am guessing that you joined us late in the season and am...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My parents, native New Englanders, had somehow never done anything like this before and they absolutely loved it! The crew was super friendly, engaging, funny, and really made this tour one of the best I've been on. We learned all about lobstering, got to hold...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you Dalton for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed our tour and your comments help keep us keep on track as to what we try and share with people. Thanks again. Capt Bob

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great boat ride with this company, we learned a lot about lobsters and had a great time with out boat ride. I highly recommend taking the time if you are visiting Maine to book this trip.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you Mary for taking the time to share your kind words. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

There are so many tours in town it's hard to pick one, but you can not go wrong with the Rugosa Lobster Tour. Captain Bob and his skipper, AKA Phil the Lobster Professor, were so fun. The boat ride was educational and very scenic. I...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you so very much Sonia. We really appreciate your review and are delighted that you enjoyed the experience. Your feedback is important to let us know if we are on the right track and offering the trip we would want to. Thanks again for...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Loved the lobster boat ride/tour. Convenient location. Captain took all precautions to ensure our ride was safe. Learned about lobstering. Highly recommend this exoeruence

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you Shirley! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Captain Bob and his mate, Alan (sorry of the spelling is wrong) were great hosts. They are well organized, the boat is comfortable and the whole trip is very laid back. They did an excellent job of informing us about the lobster fishing industry; and...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you so very much. We are delighted that you enjoyed our trip. Thanks for taking the time to write. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Good educational tour. Learned more than expected about lobsters and the industry in Maine. Captain and mate are friendly and can answer any questions you have about lobsters and the area. Worth the price for a relaxing cruise on the water.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you Dolphin for your review. We appreciate it. Capt. Bob

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

There were four of us gals that took the Rugosa Lobster Tour and we all decided it was the highlight of our trip to Maine! The captain and deckhand were very knowledgeable and entertaining. We have done several excursions in the past and all voted...More

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you Ladies! It was a pleasure to have you aboard! Capt. Bob

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Mary Jo C
6 September 2017|
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Response from Bob D | Property representative |
We will be operating until Columbus Day in October.
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Dana J
10 August 2017|
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I am sorry. There are no dogs allowed on Rugosa with the exception of a REAL service dog.
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Cynthia C
21 April 2017|
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We usually start the week before Memorial Day. This year it was the 23rd. Weather is a little sketchy early in the season so be aware of weather forecasts in the area.
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