Lucky Catch

The new issue of The Maine Switch includes a profile of Lucky Catch Lobster. Lucky Catch provides tourist with the opportunity to try out lobstering in Casco Bay.

That’s the way it works at Lucky Catch Cruises on Long Wharf in Portland. Make a reservation for the lobster boat tour and you’ll have the opportunity to pull lobster traps with the captain, complete with handling bait, measuring the catch, banding the claws and then taking your prize pounders with you when you leave.

My niece and nephew recently visited for the weekend, and when we took them aboard a Lucky Catch cruise with Captain Dave Laliberte and First Mate Brian Rapp it didn’t take long for expressions of awe to take over their faces. At one point we heard: “This is the best thing I’ve done in my whole life” from the soon-to-be 9-year-old.