Oyster Tasting Cruises with Wine, Sake / Champagne or Beer

Oyster, Wine and Sake Tasting Cruise

Come onboard The River Tripper for a fun and educational evening. Join us for this special oyster, wine and sake pairing while cruising down the scenic Damariscotta River along all six oysters farms.

Guests will be invited to explore a succulent array of Damariscotta River oysters (that never left the River) paired with 6 dynamic range of premium sakes, or delightful selection of wines, bubblies and gourmet cheeses with bread. Oyster and sake beginners are very welcome!

“Sake does not get into fights with food.” –Japanese proverb

Space is limited to 35 passengers.

If you don’t want the wine or sake, you can substitute them for selected drinks at the bar onboard. Please let us know in advance.


Oyster, Wine and Champagne Tasting Cruise

This tasting cruise will include sumptuous wines and bubblies paired with the freshest Damariscotta River oysters while cruising down the River past all seven oyster farms, basking seals, bald eagles and other wildlife aboard the comfortable and roomy River Tripper. A scenic and educational cruise with an expert local wine docent and raconteur guarantee to amuse as well as inform. The event includes the wine and bubblies tasting, gourmet cheese & bread platter and 6 oysters per person. If your interest is piqued, then reserve your seat now! Price: $60 per person

If you don’t want the wine or bubblies, you can substitute them for selected drinks at the bar onboard. Please let us know in advance.


Oyster and Beer Tasting Cruise

Join us for a 2-hour cruise tasting delicious Maine craft beers right from our backyards in Maine and pair them expertly with the world-famous Damariscotta River oysters. The brewery will be represented on board to teach how to taste beer and what is best to pair with these sumptuous oysters. You will learn about all seven oyster farms on the River and their farming methods as we sail by them. A delicious cheese and cracker plate is included and a Maine Foodie Cruise for the collection of your best memories.