Fishing, Whale Watching and Lobster Cruises in Kennebunkport

July 28th, 2014 Fontenay Terrace Motel

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Kennebunkport, Maine is a beautiful area that offers the best in the exploration of Ocean life on the East Coast. For couples, families, and those who simply want to get away for an ocean adventure; Maine summers boasts fishing, whale watching, and unique lobster cruises on beautiful boats like the Rugosa.

There are a myriad of opportunities to enjoy and explore ocean life for those who love the water, and are fascinated by sightseeing on the waters, or maybe even catching a fish or two. There is something for everyone who visits Kennebunkport; from fishing to adventurous spectator activities, like whale watching. A spectator may also be able to catch a sighting of other sea life, such as the blue shark, sunfish, and the occasional tuna.
The entire family can enjoy whale watching together, or cruising for lobsters on a scenic guided tour. Parking is convenient; directly across from the marina; but make your reservations early, so that you and your crew don’t miss out on the activities. The address is 4 Western Ave., Route 9, Lower Village, Kennebunk.
Aboard Nick’s Chance, you can whale watch in style. An 80 foot vessel, custom built by a Kennebunkport local craftsman; Nick’s Chance boasts two full decks and a spacious bow for amazing views of the whales. Cruising towards the whales’ feeding grounds at Jeffrey’s Ledge, tourists will arrive within an hour of departing.
Jeffrey’s Ledge is a 20 mile scenic feeding area for various species of whales, mostly feeding on herring. If tourists are lucky, they may enjoy a rare sighting of the highly endangered right whale. The Atlantic white-sided dolphin and the harbor porpoise are also residents of this strip of ocean property.
For a full New England lobster experience; make your reservation to board the Rugosa, a beautiful wooden lobster boat off the Nonantum Resort, that departs daily at 10:30a and 1:00p. The tour is an hour to 90 minutes of enjoying the Maine coastline, while watching the haul of lobster traps. The Rugosa is also available for private charters for friends and family.
For avid fishermen; striped bass, tuna, bluefish, and mackerel, are abundant; and you can board the Castaway with Captain and official Maine guide, Niels Jacob. Docked at Performance Marina in Lower Village; Captain Niels and the Castaway are located right next door to the whale watch.
No fishing license is required, and the Castaway provides all fishing equipment. Private charters are also available upon the Castaway.
Kennebunkport area offers a variety of ways that ocean and fishing enthusiasts can enjoy the waters and fishing season. Libreti Rose has sportfishing charters plus family-oriented fishing charters available. Also located at the Nonantum Resort; make reservations early to enjoy the excitement of catching Stripers, Bluefish, and Mackerel. Captain Bruce Herbert of Libreti’s, has been seen on the National Geographic Channel for catching the humongous “Wicked Tuna”.
Your luck may not be as great as Captain Bruce; but you and your family are sure to find all the activities you will need, to have a memorable time in Maine this summer.

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