The Harvest Moon is a capable lobster cruiser that can take you anywhere in the Penobscot Bay region






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    Rockport Harbor, Marine Park 111 Pascal Avenue Rockport, Maine


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  • Popular island trips at a glance

    Private trips that we highly recommend.

    Island regions to visit and go ashore to explore:

    •     The Mussel Ridges:  A nearby island archipelago that is second to none
    •      Brimstone:  volcanic island with the smoothest rocks on the Maine coast
    •      Vinalhaven:  Iconic lobstering island with an amazing town to visit.
    •      North Haven:   Maine's premier island hideout and bicycling island.
    •      Isleboro & Job & Laselle & Mark Island and Robinson's Rock 
    •      Stonington: lobstering  and stone cutting capital of Maine 
    •      Isle au Haut:   bicycling and hiking
    •      Puffins tours off Matinicus & Criehaven
    •      Monhegan:  amazing hiking birdwatching and ocean vistas
    •      Bucks Harbor :  the most quaint and tranquil of seaside towns

    Wildlife tours, bird watching, lobstering, photography, wedding parties, reunions, lobster bakes, paddleboard and kayak support, bicycling camping and much more.


    We provide year round transportation to the islands of Penobscot Bay.



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    • 2 hour tour : Cruise from Rockport harbor around Indian Island lighthouse to Camden Harbor and around Curtis Island lighthouses
    • 3 hour tour:  seals, seabirds, history of the bay, islands up close, mountain views,  sailboats, lobstering demonstration 
    • 3 hour island:  Cruise about the islands of mid Penobscot bay. See ten unspoiled islands and wildlife up close. Book this as a lunch trip
    • 6 hour bay tour: Cruise to Vinalhaven and North Haven, perhaps have lunch in town and see the island archipelago of these gems in a unique new way

    Charter us for an island lobster cookout. This is typically a 4 hour trip. Check with Captain for the price details.

    Enjoy the lobster cookout on board or on the beach. We will cook lobsters and corn to tasty perfection for you. Bring your own beverages.



    Pricing and Rates for Private Charters

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    • 2 hours 400.00 
    • 3 hours 600.00
    • 6 hour 1,200.00
    • all day 8 hours 1,600.00
    • More than six passengers    25.00 per person per hour extra.
    17 passenger maximum


    (Please follow our Facebook page for pop up public cruises to islands and special event trips! )

  • Your Captain and crew have worked extensively on Penobscot Bay year round providing transportation and custom outings.




    We can help you brainstorm....

    Let us know what you are primarily interested in seeing and doing and we will make our best effort to provide you with your dream excursion. We will gladly help you plan your trip based on your tastes. The numerous harbors and coves offer great places to go ashore, walk, picnic or bike. So much to explore out there in the bay! We can show you the trails, beaches and vistas that only a lobster boat and a seasoned guide can provide. We bring a skiff along to take you to your island destination.


  • The Penobscot Bay Ecosystem

    A unique place to explore and enjoy


    The Penobscot Bay area has a unique and stunning geography. Explorers of all kinds from the Native Americans to the early settlers who colonized this land called Penobscot Bay their place of home and harvest. It is no wonder that today the Penobscot Bay region continues to attract more and more people with its diverse talented population of trades people and artists of all kinds. The islands are tranquil and quiet places that bring one back to simpler times.

    Be sure to bring your journal, your camera, your paints, your knitting or whatever to capture what you will be inspired by!


    We're Always Listening

    By getting out off the mainland you can connect with an entirely different part of the Maine experience. The Harvest Moon is fast and able to carry you to your marine experience. We strive to show you a fun filled day with family and friends that you will always remember.



    We make a point to go ashore and explore.

    Swimming and beach combing encouraged. Children are welcome!