Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise
Explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. Cruise up to Bath Iron Works and see spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships including the Zumwalt-class destroyers.
Cruise downriver to enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard with its life-sized evocation of the schooner Wyoming. Further down river, you'll see two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights. There's something for everyone on this cruise!
The Merrymeeting's professionally trained crew provides fascinating narration and a safe, comfortable cruise. A snack bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks is onboard. Guests are welcome to bring aboard food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of a weather cancellation. The Merrymeeting is a 56' motor vessel with a covered lower deck and open upper deck.Cruises run in light rain and other moderate weather conditions. Cruises may be cancelled in the event of severe or unsafe weather conditions or unmet minimum ticket sales, and cancellations are made by the Captain on the day of the cruise. If the Museum cancels a cruise, you will have the opportunity to reschedule, or receive a refund.
The temperature on the water can vary throughout the day. Please come prepared with extra layers. Access to the boat requires negotiating a ramp down to the float.