Private Charter 2023

Thank you for considering Damariscotta River Cruises for your event. We are pleased to offer a wide range of services listed below. In addition, we are happy to work with you to create a customized event.


Damariscotta River Cruises operates a 49-passengers ex-navy boat, certified by the USCG. The charge is $450 per hour for charters if the time doesn’t interfere with our scheduled tours. Rates for charters that effect scheduled tours are negotiable. There is a 2-hour minimum. A 50% deposit is required when the reservation is made, with the balance due 30 days in advance of reserved date. Picking up your party from another dock, other than Schooner Landing Restaurant & Marina in Damariscotta, is possible. It depends on location and accessibility. Please let us know water depth at low tide. Traveling time is $250 per hour. Narration on oyster farming, local wild life and history are available.

Chartering the boat includes 30 min preparation time prior to departure. If you need more time to decorate the boat, setting up food, musicians etc., the charge is $100 / hour.