Day Trips with a Hinckley Picnic Boat

LOCATIONSouthwest Harbor

VESSEL: “Lab Adore” – A Hinckley 36 Picnic Boat

NARRATIVE: The Hinckley 36-foot boat was just a perfect boat. Though it was 20 years old it seemed brand new and functioned like it. Shane and everyone at Ellis were super gracious and my orientation on the boat which has jet propulsion with a jet stick that I’ve never used before was an hour and a half well spent. By the second day, I was totally comfortable doing anything with the boat. Initially, we just tooled around as everyone had just recovered from Covid and we were tired. Late-day sunset cruises were a must but dawn breaking was fabulous. We spent whole days visiting the outer islands which are not touristy at all. One thing we do every trip is motor over to Little Cranberry Island and have dinner at the Islesboro restaurant. Service, food, and docking are all excellent and we recommend it.

PHOTOS: Some family photos from our day trips with “Lab Adore” and photos from our ocean-side rental (with a private dock) in Southwest Harbor.