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Casco Bay Luxury Boating Experience

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Casco Bay Luxury Boating Experience

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Casco Bay Luxury Boating Experience

boat ride

Casco Bay Luxury Boating Experience

Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

After a quick pickup from the public landing in Portland old Port on our way out we will see the Portland skyline from the water. Moving into the bay past the lighthouses that have marked the way into the Portland harbor for centuries, we will move through the 200 islands of Casco Bay. We can make a stop in Shark Cove or Sand Island which both have great beaches to relax and splash in the water. Moving towards the Harpswell peninsula, be on the lookout for seals and bald eagles. On the peninsula there are several restaurants and local brew houses where we can make a pit stop for a delicious lobster roll or meal. Heading back towards Portland, we can visit oyster farmers and taste their products for a nominal fee. Make sure to save some of the beverage you bring aboard to match this delicacy. If you want to pull your own lobster, we´ll call a local lobster legend and arrange to pull some of his traps and buy his lobster straight out of the water. If we are heading back late in the afternoon you will see the sunset glow on our starboard side. Along the way we can make pit stops on some of the uninhabited islands, roam the woods and check out the local wildlife and the many beatiful birds that call the bay its home. The trip will end in the Old Port where Portland will great you with its plentiful hospitality

Your host

Learn more about Kristin & Larus

Kristin & Larus

My name is Larus, a captain and co-founder of North Atlantic Adventures. My Airbnb travels have taken me around the world, but the long nights and moderate temperatures make Casco Bay my home during the summer months. I live with my wife Kristin in a seasonal cabin on one of the small islands in the bay and we spend the winter in our downtown apartment in Portland. We grow oysters and mussels on our beach and do our best living off the land. We love nothing more than having people over at our aquaculture farm and showing people all the bay has to offer. To make the trips with our guests more enjoyable, we have a boat that can move quickly around the bay. On our travels we have experienced the archipelagos in Scandinavia on local crafts which was the inspiration for the Norwegian designed boat we would like to share with you.

What's included

Drinks
We will have reusable water bottles on the boat or you can fill your own bottles from our water tank. There is ample cooler…
Equipment
Life vests as per USCG requierments for all passangers. Snorkel gear and floatation devices can be provided upon request.

Where you'll be

Casco Bay is a beatiful playground on a warm summer day. The water is cool and genreates brisk breeze. The Bay is full of wildlife. Birds scouring the shorline and nesting in the woods where dear, foxes and other mamals play. The water hosts all sorts of sea creatures, lobster, seal, whale, crab, shellfish and fish patroll the bay. The islands have through the ages housed the local fisherman and old forts, piers and lighthouses are abundan

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Drinks

More tips

Make sure to bring suntan lotion, towels and swim gear if you want to jump in the water. A warm wind-proof jacket can be a great asset either after a cold swim or if we loose the sun. This is an open boat without any shelter. If there is a chance of rain, a poncho or rain gear could come handy.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Kristin & Larus
Casco Bay Luxury Boating Experience
New experience
From $160/person
New experience
From $160/person