Snow Pond Cruises, Oakland
Relaxing and informative private cruises of the 2nd largest Belgrade lake. Special events, romantic sunset/moonlight cruises, lunch or dinner cruises or "just for fun" on the lake private cruises from 2 hours to all day or night to meet your individual needs. A cruise of beautiful Snow Pond (Messalonskee Lake) is a great way to enjoy the day or night.Take a look at our Oakland trip builder tool to schedule your visit to Snow Pond Cruises and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
We also offer a one, two and three hour Historical Tours. The three-hour Historical Tour, also known as the Gilligan Cruise features history of the Lake including the treasured Messalonskee Lake Marsh, a 1300 acre emergent wetland and the largest breeding ground in Maine for the Maine Black Tern. View an eagle's nest and we are happy to report we have two newly hatched Eagle Chicks that should be visible from the boat.
Again, we offer special event/celebration cruises such as birthdays, baby/bridal showers, bride/bachelor parties, team building, board meetings, memorials, and one of our favorites - the moonlight romantic cruises. You may even wish as many couples have your wedding on the Snowdrifter II performed by Captain Gary, a notary public!
Whether you want to take a private Historical Tour or if you just want to cruise the Lake, we will customize your cruise by the hour or the day to accommodate your needs guaranteed to make your time a true delight.
And unique to Snow Pond Cruises, we are pleased to announce our Captain "JAC" Program. Our young visitors ages 12 or less and adults with special needs can become Junior Associate Captains by experiencing vessel operation under the watchful eye of the Captain, learning GPS and sounding the vessels horn. This program is coordinated by the First Mate "Brenda" Please visit our website for more details.
Snow Pond Cruises Reviews
Went with a group of friends. Had a great time. Learned a lot of history and saw some beautiful wildlife! Great for tourists and locals alike! more »
We love this cruise! We are repeat customers and we’ll cruise again next year. Gary provides a very entertaining trip. We loved listening to the history of the lake and region, and learning (and seein... more »
We were in the Waterville/Belgrade area last weekend visiting family. I saw a brochure for Snow Pond Cruises, and thought it sounded interesting, but was concerned as my 90 year old mother was with us... more »
Very knowledgeable and engaging Captain. Grandchildren loved it. We all enjoyed it.
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