A Lobster Boat Adventure on the Kennebunk River and Beyond!



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!

The lobster was handed around for photos to capture this wonderful moment.

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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34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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24 Responses to A Lobster Boat Adventure on the Kennebunk River and Beyond!

  1. Alaina Bullock says:

    How fun! Looks like you guys had a wonderful (and educational) time on the boat! Such great pictures too!

  2. Clare says:

    What fun you all had. I agree they really do look like pirate ships. How brave Mason is touching that lobster! I don’t think I would have dared.

  3. Katherine says:

    Wow your little guys sure are brave! I am a total chicken, even when I see them in the glass case at the store, lol. I love that they called it a pirate ship too, kids are so awesome.

    • Twin Mom says:

      It wasn’t a pirate ship? 😉 Yes they have quite the imagination! Just a couple of days ago Mason saw a huge gothic style church and said, Mommy look it’s a sand castle!”

  4. Michele says:

    That sounds like a really fun thing to do!! I love lobster–do not tell them this if you happen to see them again!!!

  5. Awwww! Brave little pirates to pet the lobsters, lol! What a fun day, and lovely pictures!

    • Twin Mom says:

      AAAARRRRRGH! A hoy maties – they had a ball! It’s so cool to see these pirates develop their imagination and embark on imaginative play!

  6. Sharon says:

    Honey, where is Kennebunkport, cause if I ever get out that way you’re going with me on a pirate adventure because I want to play with the lobsters! Oh, and FIN-A-LY I got to see a full on, frontal family pic!

  7. This looks like so much fun! I bet the lobster to touch was really something. I’ve never touched a live one actually;)

  8. It looks like a beautiful day to go out on the water. My kids would have loved seeing the lobsters. They are fascinated by them.

  9. Lexie Lane says:

    Wow! The boys weren’t even scared? My son is scared of shell fish! This is awesome! Looks like they had so much fun!

  10. Sista says:

    You really did have a very special family vacation this time, and really are getting to see Maine in a different light, as the kids are now talking, and interested in more. Gone are the days were you can just lunch and the babies slept in the buggy all day, but this stage is very rewarding, especially when they come out with their own take on specific things, like the boat, wasn’t just a boat, it was a pirate boat! Love those boys, and to many many more exciting adventures!

  11. Pamela R says:

    The last time I went to Maine I went to Presque Isle but we never took a Lobster Boat Adventure I’m sure my kids would have loved it—thye get excited about the lobsters at the market!! LOL

  12. This looks like fun. I am not sure how my two year old would react to seeing a lobster.

  13. Oh my… Maine is on my list. Someday! So glad you had such a warm and sunny summer vacation this year. :)

  14. OUPA says:

    Maine is really beautiful. So is Kennebunk port.
    How brave Mason is… what a great day on the pirate ship.

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