See You Next Season!

Hop on board Carretta - a restored, electric Navy Motor Whaleboat - for a quiet, comfortable exploration of the Belfast Waterfront.

Tours & Charters

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Take a stroll down the Belfast Harbor Walk, and you will find the Carretta docked on Thompson’s Wharf, where you can hop on board for a trip up the Passy (the locals name for the Passagassawakeag River).

A large parking lot, located between Front Street Shipyard and Front Street Pub, provides easy access to the boat. It is also just a few minutes walk down river from the foot bridge, and up river from Main Street.

Carretta River ToursPassagassawakeag Historical Ecotour

Take a trip back in time as you travel up the river where nature abounds. Keep an eye out for eagles soaring overhead, seals feeding, and the abundance of birds that call the river home. As you enjoy the natural beauty, Captain Channing will share with you the history of the river, the City of Belfast, and the restored Motor Whaleboat Carretta, on which you will be riding. End your tour with a waterside view of one of the true working waterfronts in Maine. This is a comfortable, enjoyable trip for all ages!

$25/person, up to 6 passengers – Most days tours run at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 – see availability and easily book online today!

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Early Morning Private Nature Tours

Watch the river wake up! The silent running electric Motor Whaleboat Carretta is perfect for taking in the peacefulness of the early morning. This is an especially good time for wildlife viewing, birding and photography. The silent engine means you get to observe birds and other animals in their natural setting without disturbing them. The deck of the Carretta, also provides lots of open space so you can easily move around to get that perfect view. Bring your coffee, a few friends or relatives, and enjoy the peaceful early morning on the river.

$150 for 1.25-hr, $250 for 2-hrs, up to 6 passengers – see avaialability and easily book online today! Generally available from sunrise until noon.

$300 for 1-hr, up to 12 passengers on 2 boats  – We work hand in hand with “The Back and Forth” to set up tandem boat tours for up to 12 total passengers (6 per boat). Call (239-849-5668) or email (channingboswell@hotmail.com) to make a request. Generally available from 9am – 11am.

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Private Happy Hour Parties

The electric Motor Whaleboat Carretta is a fun, comfortable way to spend an amazing evening on the water. As Captain Channing slowly tours your group around the local waters, you can sip a refreshing drink, nibble on some snacks, and take in the views with your friends and family. The silently running engine means you can enjoy conversations, while the enclosed seating area keeps you cozy. Bring your snacks and libations, and some folks you want to enjoy an evening with and lets go. Carretta supplies reusable cups, napkins, small plates, utensils, corkscrew, knife and cutting board to help get your party started.

$150 for 1.25-hr, $250 for 2-hrs, up to 6 passengers – see avaialability and easily book online today! Generally available from 6:30 – sunset

$300 for 1-hr, up to 12 passengers on 2 boats  – We work hand in hand with “The Back and Forth” to set up tandem boat tours for up to 12 total passengers (6 per boat).  Call (239-849-5668) or email (channingboswell@hotmail.com) to make a request. Generally available from 6:30 – sunset.