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Hay-Val Charters

Southport, ME 04576
+1 207-633-2039
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Fun day on the water

Recently my brothers and their wives visited our inn in Georgetown Maine. Since they live in MN and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Much Better Than Expected

Captain Bruce was the perfect host Friendly Informative and you felt like he was entertaining... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2015
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HAYVAL Charters is a sight seeing boat company offering private custom tours of the Boothbay area for up to six people. We can accommodate trips to offshore Islands, and other destinations. We also offer a lobster fishing tour, called Friendliest Catch where you can spend an hour and a half on a real lobster boat seeing how lobsters are caught!
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5 Oct 2015
“Fun day on the water”
11 Aug 2015
“Much Better Than Expected”
Southport, ME 04576
+1 207-633-2039
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Recently my brothers and their wives visited our inn in Georgetown Maine. Since they live in MN and SD I thought it would be fun to take them out on the water to see the Maine coast from another perspective. Even though the seas were...More

1  Thank Greyhavens13
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Captain Bruce was the perfect host Friendly Informative and you felt like he was entertaining members of his own family ! We got up close and personal with the Puffins because of him and we got more than our money's worth ! It Definitely Exceeded...More

1  Thank Garyo65
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Captain Bruce and Captain Larry provided a great lobster fishing experience for our family. The 90-minute primer included opportunities for my 6-year-old daughters to bait a trap and place the rubber bands on a lobsters' claws. We learned about lobsters and how Maine's lobstermen and...More

1  Thank Einar J
Reviewed 8 July 2015

An hour and a half happily spent with real fisherman who give you the inside scoop on the lobster industry and let you get a hands-on with baiting traps, sizing up lobsters, and feeling like you're part of the crew.

Thank KateFB64
Bruce W, Owner at Hay-Val Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Thanks for coming along with us, that was a fun trip, a great group!

Reviewed 24 June 2015

Captain Bruce and Larry did a great job taking us out lobstering. Very informative and fun. We all enjoyed despite not so great weather. Highy recommend for all ages!!! FYI we left out of Boothbay Harbor.

Thank Jennifer P
Bruce W, Owner at Hay-Val Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Hi Thanks for coming along, I'm glad you had a good time, and got to see the Schooner too!

Reviewed 10 June 2015

We chartered Bruce's boat for a very special family event and all I can say was that it was perfect. The boat is beautiful and Bruce was fantastic. He is so knowledgable about the area and was happy to share the stories and information with...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 29 October 2014

My family had a wonderful experience touring the harbor and surrounding islands. The lobstermen were incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Plus, with a few kids on-board, the guides made our adventure wonderfully interactive and fun!

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We had a GREAT scenic boat ride with Captain Bruce viewing the coastline for 2 hrs. He is so helpful and cooperative trying to accomodate your every wish. Beautiful and very comfortable boat. He was also very flexible to work around upcoming weather conditions to...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We have booked trips with Captain Bruce four times over the past two years. It is by far our favorite experience when visiting Maine, from Atlanta, GA. For starters, Bruce has a beautiful boat which is impeccably maintained as his utmost concern is for the...More

1  Thank Ginny H
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Friends of friends knew about the hour and a half lobster boat tour offered by Bruce White, and when we said we'd love to go, they called and arranged it for us. We met Bruce near the Tugboat Inn at Boothbay Harbor after parking at...More

2  Thank 104barbarae
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