Fall Coastal Cruise
Schedule & Fares 2019
~ DOWN EAST MAGAZINE’S ~ BEST OF MAINE 2018!
~ 25 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP!
~ OUR 30 YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL AUDUBON AND PROJECT PUFFIN!
Children under 12 $12
Children under 2 FREE
Reservations recommended but not always necessary!
We encourage you to book online!
It’s fast, easy and very convenient.
FALL COASTAL CRUISE INFORMATION
RESERVATION INFORMATION: Click here
What memories are made of…
September and October are the best months of the year to visit the coast of Maine. The height of the tourist season has passed but we still have warm days, cool nights and lots of sights to enjoy.
This is the time of year when the pace slows down and we have more time to talk and get to know our customers. The puffins have now departed and we use the extra time in our day to venture further up the bay and give you a glimpse at some of our 70 islands.
We travel past the birthplace of a famous Native American named Samoset, the summer cottage of two beloved children’s authors, and Webber’s Dry Ledge, home to our Harbor Seals. You will also sneak a peak at Franklin Island Lighthouse and find out what a killick stone is used for. Grab a warm blanket and a cup of complimentary hot apple cider and enjoy the view. This is a trip to remember!
ABOUT FRANKLIN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE: Click here
ABOUT MAINE’S FALL FOLIAGE: Click here
DURATION: 1 1/2 HOURS
NARRATION: Our Captains provide an educational and entertaining narration during the trip.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to departure.
BE PREPARED: Dress appropriately. We suggest dressing in layers. Remember the weather on the Maine coast is changeable and can feel quite cold even in the middle of Summer. Warm blankets are available.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Binoculars are also available to rent.
GALLEY: Coffee, tea, healthy snacks and home baked goodies available.
PARKING: $5 per day per vehicle and payable in CASH ONLY. No credit cards or personal checks are accepted. For multiple day and overnight parking, the parking fee is payable upon the first day of parking. Parking is located around the corner from the dock in a large grassy field. Upon paying for your parking, you will receive a parking validation. You will need to present your parking validation at the dock to collect your boat tickets (peak season only). Please feel free to drive down to the dock to unload passengers and luggage before leaving your vehicle in the parking lot. The walk back to the dock is about 5 minutes. During the Spring and Fall, parking is payable at the ticket booth on the dock. The parking lot can accommodate buses, campers, RV’s and trailers.
ALL Hardy Boat patrons MUST park in the grassy field. Our parking lot is located in a safe, quiet, residential area.
PLEASE DISARM YOUR CAR ALARM.
Cars parked at Shaw’s Wharf Restaurant will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Schedules, fares and fees are subject to change without notice. Fuel surcharges may be imposed if necessary.