The Captains Lady III is available for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate meetings, company outings or any other special occasion. We can whisk you to the Isles of Shoals off the Maine/New Hampshire coast in just an hour or take you on a slow, smooth cruise on the Merrimack River. We’ll be happy to offer suggestions to help make your event a memorable trip for all on board.
Our caterer or yours, contact us for special occasion catering packages
Let us help you make your special occasion one you will never forget!
Why have your party in a boring function hall when you have it on the beautiful Merrimack River! Bring your event to the water with us and we’ll take you on a smooth ride up and down the river where you can watch the sunset and dance the night away. The second deck is perfect for a DJ or a band and plenty of room for dancing. We also have a bar service in the large cabin that can seat 100 people. We can use your caterer or ours. It is very easy to tailor these cruises around your needs.
Private Whale Watches
Most our our trips are 4-5 hours. Each season we see a variety of marine life which can include humpback, fin and minke whales as well as dolphins, seals, sharks and more. We can travel to either Jeffreys Ledge or Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Each trip is expertly narrated by one of our naturalists who will offer detailed information on each species we may encounter, we also offer hands on activities, which include touching real whale baleen, teeth, and bones! Both children and adults have the opportunity to ask questions not only with our naturalists but our captains too!
Experience the Isles of Shoals
Located just miles from the mouth of The Merrimack River lies the beautiful Isles of Shoals. The isles consist of nine rocky islands some of which are located in Maine waters and others in New Hampshire waters. The islands were named in 1614 by English explorer Captain John Smith. Star Island is the home of the Oceanic Hotel, in her hay day was one of the grandest hotels in the area and still host guests for a day, night, weekend, even a week! Many stories are told about Captain Kidd, Blackbeard the pirate, and even the lady ghost of White Island. Leave your worries on shore and spend a relaxing, peaceful time among the Isles of Shoals. Visit the Oceanic Hotel and enjoy coffee or a cold beverage, grab a snack at the snack bar and grab a cozy rocking chair on the impressive covered porch and enjoy the sounds and sights of these beautiful islands, one of New England’s gems to visit. This cruise is perfect for any occasion.
Go lobster fishing for a day!
You may love to eat those marine crustaceans of The Atlantic Ocean but have you ever thought about what a day is like being a lobster man/woman? It is very hard work! We will take you out just off the coast line were the bottom is rocky with lots of crevices our sneaky crustaceans like to hide. The trip will be both educational and quite interesting, hauling the traps, take measurements of each individual lobster,and notching the females. Traps can also host a variety of marine life from crabs to flounder, sea stars, and even sea urchins. The best part is learning the many facts that our local delicacy has to offer.
Let’s design the perfect trip for your event!