The best Kennebunkport tours allow you to relax and savor the sights and scenes of this historic port that was once a center of shipbuilding. We recommend that our Cape Arundel Inn & Resort guests see Kennebunkport from both land and sea for deeper insight about our town’s role in history, to scout places to shop and dine, and for stunning photo ops.
21 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-3686
Enchanting architecture, historic points of interest, natural wonders like Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave: You’ll see them all—in just 45 minutes—on these nostalgic trolley tours that depart hourly, seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. If you’re a Kennebunkport newcomer, these narrated tours are an efficient and entertaining way to see our coastal town’s highlights. You can also hop on and off the trolley all day if you prefer to explore on your own.
Rugosa Lobster Tours
95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-468-4095
You haven’t really been to Maine until you’ve set out on an authentic wooden lobster boat to catch crustaceans. On these 60- to 90-minute voyages, which depart three times daily Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, you’ll cruise down the Kennebunk River and out to sea with a licensed lobsterman. Sit back and enjoy the scenery, or pitch in and help haul traps. These fun, family-friendly tours will teach you all about Maine’s signature catch and enhance your appreciation for every sweet bite of lobster meat.
Schooner Eleanor Sailing Tours
43 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine, 207-967-8809
How often do you have the chance to sail aboard a traditional gaff rigged schooner with the captain who lovingly built the beautiful vessel with a team of local craftsmen? Captain Rich Woodman launched the Eleanor in May of 1999, and he’s been treating tourists to the wind-driven thrill of sailing Kennebunkport’s coast ever since. On two-hour tours late May through early October, you can stretch out on cushioned cabin-top seating and enjoy the carefree, throwback experience of yachting 1930s-style. Or, help the crew set the sails, as you hit the open Atlantic. Every trip is different: Sea breezes determine your course.