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Our most recommended Maine Family-friendly Activities

Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

1. Portland: Schooner Tall Ship Cruise on Casco Bay

Set sail on a two-hour cruise from Portland along the rugged coast of Casco Bay. Pack a meal and your favorite wine or beer, and sit back and relax as you slip through the peaceful waters of Maine. Enjoy views of lighthouses, seals, and other coastal wildlife aboard a famous schooner tall ship. Join the crew to hoist the sails or take a turn at the ship's wheel if you feel inspired. Whether you're nine years old or 99, sailing aboard a Maine schooner is a unique adventure. Learn more about the wooden windjammers which are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were built in Maine.

Maine: Belfast Bay Cruise with Lobster Roll

2. Maine: Belfast Bay Cruise with Lobster Roll

Head out on a traditional wooden lobster boat for a delightful cruise on Belfast Bay. Stop by Young's Lobster Pound, learn about local wildlife, and relax with views of the city alongside nature to get a rounded experience of life by the river in Maine.Take in views of the Belfast Waterfront as you learn about the area’s water as a natural habitat. Stay alert and spot porpoises, jellyfish, river otters, eagles, and more as you cruise.Make an important stop for a delicious meal at Young’s Lobster Pound, one of Maine's must-see spots known for its legendary lobster rolls. Relax with views of the water while you enjoy this local specialty.

Belfast: Pirate Treasure Hunt Private Boat Tour

3. Belfast: Pirate Treasure Hunt Private Boat Tour

Climb aboard an iconic boat to embark on your treasure hunt tour in Belfast. Follow the map, keep an eye on the sandglass, and solve clues. Come down to the Belfast City Harbor Dock aboard the Back and Forth, a traditional 28-feet wooden lobster boat. Start your adventure with a safety briefing. Get geared up in life vests and pirate hats and choose your seats. Then, begin your treasure hunt. Once out in the bay, flip the old sand hourglass to start your 1-hour countdown to finding the treasure before it is lost to the sea forever. The only directions you have are an old treasure map and some cryptic clues that were discovered in the walls of this very lobster boat. There are 8 'X's on the map but only 1 leads to the treasure. Solve the clues to find out which one it will be. Work out clues to be led to the spot where you can haul the treasure chest. The 8 crosses are there to deter you, so you might not get it the first time, but

Sebago Lake: Half-Day Kayak Rental

4. Sebago Lake: Half-Day Kayak Rental

Explore Sebago Lake and the surrounding streams and ponds from a private launch site, conveniently located between the meandering stream of Panther Run and the north end of Jordan Bay on Sebago Lake. Discover multiple beaches for swimming, man-made canals, natural coves and inlets, and islands to explore on your own. Alternatively, sit back and take in the vast and natural beauty of this renowned Maine lake. After checking in at the rental desk, you will be briefed with a safety demonstration and provided a map of the local waterway. Be provided with a fitted lifejacket and paddle and walk to the launch site to be assisted into a kayak. Then you are cleared to explore Sebago Lake.

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What people are saying about Maine

So peaceful & quiet. Crew was great & informative. The scenery of the lighthouses waa amazing!

Nice views & got to help hoist the sails which was fun to do. Solid & fun experience.