Explore the Oyster Capital of Maine with Damariscotta River Cruises!

Oyster Farms
& Seal Watching Tour

most summer days, 2 – 4pm

Discover the Damariscotta River’s wildlife & history, and its new role in oyster farming that makes this tidal river world famous. Partially narrated. Fun for all ages!

Adults: $42, Kids $34

oyster and wine tasting

Oyster & Wine Tasting Cruise

Sat. & Wed. evenings

Sample the oysters as you cruise past the farms they were harvested from, and pair them with sensational wines. Entertaining and educational! Sommellier onboard.

Age 21+ : $108

Happy Hour & Sunset Cruise

Thurs. & Fri, Sun. 5-7pm

Cruise by the world famous oyster farms, historic homesteads, and the magnificent wildlife with a cocktail in hand, oysters in the other. Minimal narration.

Adults: $42, Kids $34

Oyster Farms & Fall Foliage Cruise

Sept 5 – Oct 17th

Find out how oyster farmers prepare the farm and sow the world-famous oysters in the fall while bald eagles and ospreys hover around. Partially narrated.

Adults: $42, Kids $34

Are you interested in a Private Charter
aboard the 49 passenger Teciani?


Small group? Charter the HALF SHELL with a captain!

Damariscotta River Tour - upper estuary

A relaxing ride to:

  • Eight oyster farms
  • Harbor seals
  • Dodge Point Preserve
  • Bald eagles and ospreys
  • swimming is optional

$250 / hr – min 1 hr,

after 2 hrs $200 / hr

Damariscotta River Tour - full length

Discover the full River:

  • Ten oyster farms 
  • A seaweed farm
  • Harbor seals
  • Quaint coves & islands
  • Swimming is optional

$300 / hr – min 2 hrs,

after 2 hrs $250 / hr

Ride The River to Boothbay Harbor

An unforgettable cruise to:

  • Oyster & Seaweed farms
  • Harbor seals
  • Islands off the coast
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • swimming is optional

$350 / hr – min 4 hrs,

after 4 hrs $250 / hr

Destination & Length of Your Choice

You decide:

  • Where we go
  • What we see
  • How long we spend


The HALF SHELL is certified for

 up to 6 people.