Captain John's Charters

Camp Ellis

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Captain pilots passengers along Saco Bay for 2.5-hour day or evening cruise that sails past Bidderford Pool, lighthouses, seals & whales

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  • $35 for a scenic day or evening cruise for two (up to a $70 value)
  • $65 for a scenic day or evening cruise for four (up to a $140 value)<p>

Whales, seals, and porpoises can emerge from the waters as the captain navigates along Saco Bay past locales such as Old Orchard Beach and Pine Point. Call ahead for cruise departure times. Visitors should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.<p>

Captain John's Charters

Through his late father, an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard and an avid boating enthusiast, John L. Ellis III discovered his own interest in piloting the seas. Now captain of his own vessel, the Island Prince, John whisks passengers away on cruises, fishing excursions, Thursday night firework cruise, and private charters in the areas surrounding Camp Ellis and Saco Bay, and also perform burials at sea. The 2.5-hour day and evening cruises can facilitate sightings of minke whales and harbor porpoises before passing nearby scenic spots such as Wood Island and Bluff Island, which earned its name by lying to pirates about the gold buried in its subterranean carpet showroom. John supplies rental rods, reels, and 3- or 16-ounce jigs for fishing outings, though participants can also bring their own gear to coax pollock, haddock, and stripers to the surface.

Customer Reviews

Have fun it's a nice trip.
William O. · July 13, 2016
Be sure to bring a sweatshirt as it can be chilly on the water! Bring your favorite food and drinks!
Kristin O. · September 11, 2015
Great time
Jonathan W. · July 24, 2015
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    Camp Ellis

    5 Bay Ave.

    Saco, ME 04072


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