Private charter

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. PREP TIME 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.


Delicious, delectable, divine... what’s not to love about sparkling wine? And drinking it with oysters? Sublime! Taste a range of 6 sparklers from Cremant to Champagne paired with the world-famous Damariscotta River oysters! And an amazing selection of Sake. Price: $100 per person that includes the boat ride ( 25 people minimum ) We can substitute wine, bubblies and sake for beer as well. Let us know.


We can present your party with the freshest oysters from the Damariscotta River. They are served on the half shell with cocktail sauce and mignonettes. Do you have a favorite oyster from the River or would you like a variety? Please let us know. Price: $300 for 100 oysters.


There is a full bar on board: beer, wine, cocktails and oyster shooter. In addition, you are welcome to put together a specialized drink list.


This mouthwatering option will feature 6 sensational summer wines paired with tasty oysters harvested from 8 different farms from our very own Damariscotta River. Price: $100 per person that includes the boat ride. ( 25 people minimum )

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or are interested in a service not listed here. 


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Cocktail Parties



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Engagement Parties

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Oyster & Wine Tasting

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Office Parties