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Discover the Damariscotta River where 80% of Maine oysters are farmed.

Relax with a drink and the freshest oysters on the 49-passenger River Tripper, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous oysters with wine.

Just two min from Route 1, in Midcoast Maine.


Oyster Farms & Seal Watching Tour

2 – 4 pm most days
Mother’s Day through Labor Day 

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.
Adult tickets $31 & Children $16


Oyster & Wine Tasting Cruise

5 – 7 pm, Wed & Sat
June through Oct.

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 fun sommelier will answer all your questions. An unforgettable ride!
Tickets $70


Happy Hour & Sunset Cruise

 5 – 7 pm most days
June through October

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.
Adult tickets $31 & Children $16


Oyster Farms & Fall Foliage Cruise

2 – 4 pm most days
Labor Day through October

Join us for a leaf peepers cruise to find out how oyster farmers prepare the farm equipment and sow the world-famous Damariscotta River oysters in the fall, while bald eagles, ospreys and migratory birds hover around.
Adult tickets $31 & Children $16

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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

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

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

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

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

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