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Rugosa Lobster Tours

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Address: 95 Ocean_ Avenue, The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
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(207) 468-4095
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10:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This is a demonstration of lobster fishing and information about lobster...

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 is not really appropriate for children under 4 years of age. There are no facilities for baby changing and very young children are often times, a distraction to the rest of the guests aboard the boat enjoying the presentation. Baby sitting services are available in the area and the Nonantum resort has the contact info for these services.

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Lobsters 101, Bush Compound, Scenic

Excellent lobster boat tour and the crew members were informative and allowed passengers to interact with the lobsters! My 12 yr old son was the only child on this tour and he got... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Vicki S
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent lobster boat tour and the crew members were informative and allowed passengers to interact with the lobsters! My 12 yr old son was the only child on this tour and he got to band a couple lobsters freshly pulled out of the lobsters traps. We got to see the Bush Compound and other Historic landmarks including lighthouses. I would... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Vicki S for sharing. We are delighted that you had a good and informative time with your son. It makes our day to hear positive feedback from our guests. it keeps us on the right track! Capt. Bob More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This boat tour was a particular highlight of our trip around New England. We didn't really know what to expect but were very impressed by the educational nature of the trip. The guides' passion for lobster is infectious, and we learned a lot about the lives of these fascinating creatures. The fact that we threw them back into the sea... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Tino21484 for your kind review. We appreciate your input and taking the time to share some nice words about your experience. Thanks for choosing Rugosa for your trip. ---Capt. Bob More 

Kennebunkport, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We live in town but enjoying taking our friends on this educational and scenic trip. Aways a hit with visitors and we learn something new each time.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Tom for giving us a shout out. We appreciate your input and like to think that we try to make Kennebunkport proud of us. Thanks again. Capt. Bob More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Learned a lot about lobster fishing from David and felt totally safe in the hands of skipper Bob. Wouldn't have missed it for the world. They were lovely characters.

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Graham for taking the time to jot a few kind words about your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. ---Capt. Bob More 

North Caldwell, New Jersey
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Boat tour takes you out of the Kennebunk river into the Atlantic (never that far from shore). Beautiful views of the shoreline. Guide explains how lobsters are harvested, and actually brings up a lobster trap from the ocean floor to show how its done. Boat goes pretty close to Walker point, which is private peninsula holding the Bush compound (3-4... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you bjaNJ for taking to time to review us. We appreciate all of our input from guests. It helps us keep on the right track.--Capt. Bob More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a fun tour! Rugosa Lobster Tours offers a unique opportunity to learn about a mainstay in the culture and economy of the Maine coastal communities. Offered with just the right amount of education about lobsters, lobster men, and lobstering- this tour is complete with a chance to hold a lobster and release it back into the wild. Set with... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Sheila for reviewing Rugosa and taking the time to write this review. It makes our day when we hear that our guests felt that they got what they paid for and then some. Thanks again.---Capt. Bob More 

Amherst, New York
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We always travel in the fall to Maine, this trip being later than usual. We've never done any boat touring before and tried Rugosa's after reading good reviews. You need to book your reservations on line, which is an easy process, but I messed it up. Very simple process, but we wanted a Thursday. I booked it online, thinking I... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Shellyzman859. Glad we could solve the problem and get you out with us on the water. Thanks for the time you took to jot a few words about us. It was a joy to have you aboard.----Capt. Bob More 

Waco, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Bob and Phil were great, we really enjoyed it! Perfect amount of time and fun to see Walker's Point.

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Thank you Whitney. We appreciate it.---Capt. Bob More 

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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Six of us traveling together enjoyed the knowledge, experience and humor that made this a " MUST DO" if traveling in Maine. We all learned a lot of information and facts that were unknown to any of us prior to this hour and a half tour of the bay. We were lucky weather wise which made the tour very nice.... More 

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Bob D, Owner at Rugosa Lobster Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Bobcrock for your review. We appreciate the input from any of our guests. Your review was appreciated. Thanks again----Capt. Bob More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The captain and mate were extremely professional. They provided great insight in lobstering and the ride was fun. Take it you will not regret.

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Thanks Kenneth for your review. Glad you enjoyed yourself.--- Capt. Bob More 

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