Moosehead Lake – Katahdin Cruises

One of our weekday trips was up to Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine to take a 3 hour boat tour on the “Katahdin”. This was one of the things that my Dad really wanted to do with the kids while we were visiting and I was a bit unsure about being stuck on a boat with my three children for THREE HOURS honestly. Not that I don’t enjoy spending time with my girls (as you can tell from my blog surely) but I thought this might be one of those things where they were bored after approximately thirty minutes.

And then I would have to listen to them complain for the remaining 2 and a half hours.

Turns out that I had nothing to fear. They loved it. I loved it. It was surprisingly kid friendly.

Lets starts with the bad news shall we? The tickets are a bit pricey…not terrible….but a little expensive if you are on a budget.

If you are interested in booking a trip or visiting online you can click HERE.

The other thing is that all children under the age of 10 must wear a life vest while on the boat at all times. They provide them on board but if you have one that you like you might want to bring it. My 9 year old immediately burst into tears upon learning this rule and pouted for the first twenty minutes of the trip. I had to eventually feed her lunch (delicious and sold on board) to snap her out of her funk. Cuz you know, it’s not fair that her older (12 on July 8th) sister doesn’t have to wear one too. Lol.

Despite that rocky start, it was a really great day. The scenery is beautiful and the boat has a bit of an “on ship museum” vibe going on. Also, if you are interested they have a small museum on land too.

There were not many other kids on board the day that we went so my kids got the special treatment. In addition to the fact that they have games, coloring and crafts……they also got to explore (via the scavenger hunt provided) and even hang out with the wonderful crew and drive the 100 year old (or older perhaps I cannot remember) boat.

I definitely recommend a visit and a ride if you are ever in this part of Maine.

Until the next adventure…………….

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