Come explore the exquisite beauty of the tranquil Damariscotta River, on the 49-passenger River Tripper from Mother’s day until the Fall Foilage has colors. Discover the River where 80 % of Maine oysters come from during our daily Maine Oyster Farms and Seal Watching Tour!

Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on the Happy Hour Cruise at 5, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous Damariscotta River oysters with wine, sake and beer during one of the Tasting Cruises.

Just two minutes from Route 1, in midcoast Maine. Sailing from Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina, by the bridge in Damariscotta. Fog is rare, and waves are rarer!


Prices – Adult: $31 | Children (under 12): $16 | Tasting Cruises | $55 – $62

Oyster Farms &
Fall River Cruises

2 – 4pm, until Oct14

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Join us for a cruise to find out how oyster farmers prepare the farm equipments and sow the the world-famous Damariscotta River oysters in the fall, while bald eagles, ospreys and migratory birds hover around.

Happy Hour &
Sunset Cruises

 5pm – 7pm most days 

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Join us aboard The River Tripper for a relaxing ride with a cocktail in hand and enjoy the life of the River unfolding in the glow of evening sunlight. Savor local oysters and drink specials at the Boat Bar while making some new friends.

Oyster Tasting Cruises with Wine, Sake / Champagne or Beer

most Wed. and Sat.

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Sample Damariscotta River oysters as you cruise past the farms they were harvested from, and pair them with sensational wines, bubblies, sake, or varieties of beer. A sommelier onboard will answer all your questions. An unforgettable ride!

Oyster Farms &
Seal Watching Tour

2pm – 4pm most days 

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Discover the Damariscotta River’s wildlife and history, and its new role in oyster farming that makes this tidal river world famous. See the harbor seals in action or basking on the ledges, while oyster farmers raise very tasty oysters.


  • My husband and I really enjoyed our cruise along the river. As we started our trip out our captain began to tell us many different interesting things about the area, oyster farmers and loads of history. He also had a wonderful sense of humor that he shared with us all along the way. There was a well stocked bar and we enjoyed some wonderful spiced hot cider and a sampling of three different kinds of oysters. Fresh from the different farms.
    Tmullen2014, Rochester, NY
  • Last fall we had the pleasure of taking our first boat trip down the river. We had friends visiting from my home town (upstate New York) and we wanted to do something special. My good friend Bobby Whear suggested taking an afternoon boat ride and we decided that was just the thing to do. I contacted Olga via email and asked about the scheduling. It seems that our friends were going to be up here on an "off day" when the boat was not normally available. However, Olga said that she would see if Chip could accommodate us and, as it turned out, he was able to do so. That was the beginning of a wonderful experience.
    Brian M
  • We had a wonderful time on our sunset cruise we danced to live music enjoyed fresh oysters on the halve shell with our favorite beverages. We photographed the gorgeous sunset then watched the lights of Damariscotta twinkle on the water as we returned to our berth. The crew was awesome answering any and all questions and providing first class service to all.
    Stephen D, Bristol, CT

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