Cap'n Fish offers a bumper menu of boat trips from Boothbay Harbor, from whale-watching to scenic cruising. The family friendly 'Original' has been offered for 50 years and involves lobster-trap hauling, seal-spotting and two lighthouses (1¼ hours, adult/child $19/10).

One of the most interesting options is the two-hour Audubon Puffin & Scenic Cruise (adult/child $41/20), where you can see firsthand the National Audubon Society's success in reestablishing a puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock island.