Captain Dan and Skipper Cam together assembled the excited crew (that would be us) on the decks of Kylie’s Chance, a spacious lobster boat.
We sailed off through the tidal Kennebunk River out into the ocean in search of our treasure waiting for us at the bottom of the ocean.
Captain Dan made sure to point out all the sights as we sailed the seas on this beautiful day. His delivery was light and mildly humorous and kept us all entertained.
A pirate ship! Or so it was identified by my twin toddlers. These pirates seemed awfully polite and relaxed as they waved to us as from the decks of their vessel, as we passed them.
Oh wait a minute, the “AAAaargh” was coming from my little pint sized pirates on my lap – clearly having fun on this adventure.
The seas seemed full of these “pirate ships” but something told me these pirates were not going to interfere with our treasure today!
Before we located our treasure we went off in search of seals. Unfortunately on this trip the swells were doing a good job of hiding the seals but we did see a head or two bopping among the waves. On our previous trip on Kylie’s Chance we discovered a few more seals who were happy to float in plain sight.
Oh yes, our treasure awaits!
Captain Dan located his buoy and hooked it to his lobster boat. He hauled it in and sure enough there lay our treasure! Three shiny dark red lobsters. He taught us about Maine’s conservation techniques – using a tool to “V notch” any breeding female lobsters, and then return them to the ocean. Female lobsters are identified by their swimmerets. Don’t we sound smart?? All lobsters were measured, and those that were considered too small were also returned.
Then we all got a chance to handle the treasure – well the brave crew only!
With our treasure on board, it was time to set sail back to the pier.
Next time you are in Kennebunkport, be sure to check out the Lobster boat cruise. It was a very fun, kid friendly day!
Thanks Captain Dan! See you next year. Watch out for the pirates!
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