Atlantic Seal CruisesSouth Freeport, Maine
Enjoy the Casco Bay from the Best Harbor aboard the Best Boat. Narrated cruises depart daily Memorial Day weekend through October 31 from the Freeport Town Wharf in the village of South Freeport. Watch the captain haul a lobster trap in an attempt to catch his dinner (except on Sunday).
SPRING AND SUMMER CRUISES run from Memorial Day Weekend through September 10. The Eagle Island Adventure takes you to the fascinating museum home of Admiral Peary, the first man to reach the North Pole. Explore the woodsy island trails, beachcomb and watch for seals.
FALL FOLIAGE CRUISES run from September 15 through October 31. Enjoy the vibrancy of Indian summer while visiting with seals and seabirds.
LOCATION: Freeport Town Wharf (PO Box 146), South Freeport, ME 04078. Phone 207-865-6112.
HOURS: 3 departures (9:30am, 1:30pm, 6pm) daily in season; 1 departure (9:30am) weekdays and 2 departures (9:30am, 1:30pm) on weekends off-season. Call for reservations.
RATES: See their web site at http://www.atlanticsealcruises.com
DIRECTIONS: From the south, take the Maine Turnpike north to Exit 9 (Falmouth). Follow Rt 1 north for 7-8 miles. Turn right onto the South Freeport Road just before the "Big Indian" statue on your right. Drive about 2 miles until you reach a 4-way stop. Turn onto Main St in South Freeport. Look for the town wharf on your left. From LL Bean in Freeport, drive south on Main St (Rt 1) for about 1.3 miles, until you come to an intersection with a Citgo gas station. Bear left and continue on Rt 1 south. Turn left onto Pine St just after the Citgo station. Continue on Pine St until you reach a 4-way stop. Go straight through onto Main St in South Freeport. Look for the town wharf on your left.
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