A Maine Lobster Boat Adventure

Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure Rockland Maine

Kim Knox Beckius

Ever wondered what a lobsterman's day is like? Want to learn all about Maine's delicious and mysterious crustaceans? Are you dying to know how to tell a male from a female lobster? Then come along on this photo tour, or book your own spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure out of Rockland, Maine.

In September of 2006, my family and I joined Captain Steve Hale and his 7-year-old grandson, Jack, for a memorable lobster fishing trip in Rockland Harbor where we literally caught our dinner. On our hour-and-a-quarter tour, we learned all about lobster buoys, traps and bait; watched Captain Steve haul and check his traps; discovered which lobsters are keepers and which must return to the sea; and soaked up the scenery including amazing views of Rockland Breakwater Light. My daughter even got a chance to drive the lobster boat.

For lobster boat tour reservations or more information, call 207-542-6852.

Let's go catch some lobsters!

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Oh, Buoy!

Lobster Buoy - Each Maine Lobsterman Paints His Buoys with a Unique Color Scheme and Design
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Black and White

Maine Lobster Boat Tour - Finding the Right Buoy
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Hauling a Lobster Trap

Maine Lobsterman Steve Hale Hauls a Lobster Trap - Photo
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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A Bright Idea: Offer Lobster Boat Tours

Maine Lobster Boat Tours - See How Maine Lobstermen Do Their Jobs - Photo
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Size Matters

Photo - Measuring a Lobster on Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure Rockland Maine
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Checking for Lobster Eggs

Maine Lobster Boat Tour Photo - Checking for Lobster Eggs
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Male or Female Lobster? How Can You Tell?

How to Tell a Male Lobster from a Female Lobster - Photo
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Watch Out for Those Claws

Maine Lobster Boat Tour Photo - Captain Hale Slips Rubber Bands Over a Lobster's Claws
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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A Crab in a Lobster Trap

Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure Photo Tour Rockland Maine - A Crab in a Lobster Trap
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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A Little Lobsterman

Lobster Boat Tours in Maine - Captain Jack Lobster Boat is Named for a Little Lobsterman
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Lobster Questions

Photo - Learn About Lobsters on a Maine Lobster Boat Tour
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Still Life with Lobster Bait

Photo Still Life with Lobster Bait - Herring are Used by Maine Lobstermen as Bait
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Stinky But Scenic

Photo of a Maine Lobsterman Baiting His Trap with Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Background
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Lobster Boat Tour is Fun for Kids

Lobster Boat Tour is Fun for Kids in Maine - Photo
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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Jack Wakes Up

Lobster Boat Photo Tour - Captain Jack Can Apply for a Student Lobster Fishing License
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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You Can't Get Fresher Lobster

Photo Catch of the Day Restaurant in Rockland Maine
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

If you've ever wondered what a Maine lobsterman's day is like, come along on this photo tour or book a spot aboard the Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure.

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