Exploring Coastal Maine: Lobsters, Lighthouses, & Hidden Inlets

The fog lifts, revealing a harbor filled with the bobbing lobster boats.  Whales surface off the bow and porpoises race us in the open ocean.  Stands of pine end in rocky beaches, and the stillness of a quiet cove is only disturbed by the cry of gulls or the splash of a paddle.  These the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine, wild & rugged, scenic & rejuvenating.  We’ll discover the world’s first restored Atlantic  puffin colony and New England’s only national sanctuary, windswept places that inspired writers & artists, and tiny fishing villages with no paved roads.  The rocky islets we explore by kayak, paddleboard, & Zodiac remain much the same as when the Wabanaki these same waters in birchbank canoes.

Cruise Details

Clock8 Days & 7 Nights

Double Occupancy from $5,760 pp/do*

Single Occupancyfrom $8,640 pp

CalendarJuly 2, 2023 | July 29, 2023 | August 19, 2023 | September 25, 2023

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*Per person/double occupancy. Special single rates apply where listed. Excludes port fees.
Itineraries may operate in reverse.

Your Itinerary

    1Boston, MA
    Arrive into Boston and transfer to the National Geographic Sea Lion.

    2Provincetown / Cape Cod National Seashore
    Overnight, National Geo Sea Lion has sailed out of Boston of Boston Harbor and arrived at the tip of Cape Cod: Provincetown. Choose to tour the many galleries in town, featuring the thriving community of local artists, or opt to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore further south. Learn the history of the Cape when on a visit to the Wellfleet & Eastham communities, where we'll tour the Three Sisters lighthouses and the beautifully restored Atwood Higgins House.

    3Stellwagen Bank / Isles of Shoals
    As we make our way north towards the New Hampshire/Maine border, we sail through some of the world's richest cetacean waters with the possibility at this time of year of watching finback, minke and pilot whales. With luck, we may encounter seabirds including Leach's storm petrels and Manx or great shearwaters. This afternoon, we arrive at Isles of Shoals, a photographer's dream!

    4Monhegan, ME / Eastern Egg Rock
    Meaning "out to sea island" in the Algonquin language, Monhegan is a special place, rich with history, as the island often fell in dispute between warring European countries. At times it was completely abandoned, but at other times, the island was utilized as a British fishing camp and later an artist's colony beginning in the late 19th century. Today, watched over by the Monhegan Island Lighthouse, this remote outpost has a full time population of 70 residents. The Sea Bird will then set it sights on Eastern Egg Rock.

    5Penobscot Bay
    Labyrinthine Penobscot Bay beckons adventures, and today we heed the call, exploring the many coves and islets by Zodiac and, conditions permitting, by paddleboard or kayak. These coves are home to numerous interesting invertebrate species, including mussels, barnacles, sea urchins, and sea anemones.

    6Island Exploration
    Spend the day winding in and out of the many islands that bedeck the Maine Coastline. We will put kayaks and paddleboards in the water, explore the ins and outs of the shoreline by Zodiac, and enjoy the lure of the rugged island vistas. This afternoon we will meet up with a local lobsterman and learn about his way of life. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional Maine lobster boil on the beach.

    7Schoodic Peninsula / Acadia National Park
    A day of exploration awaits us a our adventure continues up the coast to the Schoodick Peninsula, located in Acadia National Park. Today, traversing this less traveled point of land will bring us into beautiful spruce forests and along rocky inlets fed by small creeks. The day is wide open and we go where our whim takes us.

    8Portland, ME- Disembark
    This morning, National Geo Sea Lion arrives in Portland where we disembark.

Cabin Categories

Cabin Single Price Double Price
Category 1$8,640$5,760 pp
Category 2$9,850$6,570 pp
Category 3$7,370 pp

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Exploring Coastal Maine: Lobsters, Lighthouses, & Hidden Inlets

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