The President’s Circle Boat Tour – Cobscook Bay
Join Maine Coast Heritage Trust president and CEO Kate Stookey and members of MCHT’s Washington County staff for a boat tour of Cobscook Bay and its many tidal inlets, quiet coves, and wildlife-rich islands. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch onboard.
The tour departs from Eastport with Captain Butch Harris aboard his comfortable 47-foot lobster-style boat. MCHT staff from the Land Protection and Stewardship departments will share their knowledge of the fascinating natural and human history of the Bay, along with the extensive conservation work that has been completed here.
The name “Cobscook” is derived from the Maliseet-Passamaquoddy tribal word for “boiling tides.” With an average 18-foot tide, strong tides flow in and out of the Bay, nourishing one of the most productive, unspoiled, and species-rich marine ecosystems in the state.
We’ll make note of fish weirs, alewife runs, rockweed harvesting, and other points of interest in this ecologically rich area and hear firsthand from Capt. Harris about scallop and urchin fishing in the Bay, as well as lobstering.
Because of limited capacity on our smaller boat tours, please limit your RSVP to one couple.
What to bring:
- Appropriate clothing and extra layers (i.e. windbreaker, rain jacket, fleece)
- Lots of water and snacks
- Hat and sunglasses
- Camera and binoculars
A bagged lunch is provided.
Bathroom facilities consist of a simple head onboard.
Cancellation policy and weather:
If we have to cancel because of foul weather in the forecast, we’ll notify you 24 hours prior to departure.
Eastport Municipal Pier, Eastport, ME