Navigating Boothbay Harbor for over 40 years
Balmy days Cruises is a family owned and operated business. All boats hold a current USCG Certificate of Inspection. Be sure to stop in at our ticket booth at Pier 8 and check in with the booth crew to pick up boarding passes or just to see what’s happening.
Captain Bill Campbell has been navigating the waters off Boothbay Harbor for over 40 years. His first job as a deckhand was on the Squirrel Island Ferry, Maranbo II with Captain Bob Fish and then on the deep sea fishing boats. Bill acquired his captain’s license at the age of 20 and ran the Squirrel Ferry for Capt. Fish for two seasons. In 1981, Capt. Bill & his father, Capt. Bob Campbell, teamed up after purchasing the Maranbo II & the Balmy Days from Captain Fish. In 1988 the Campbell Captains supervised the building of the Balmy Days II to replace the aging wooden boat, and in 1996 Captain Bill took full charge of building the Novelty in order to replace the Maranbo II. Captain Bill’s love for the ocean expanded to sailing with the purchase of the Friendship Sloop, Bay Lady, and to fishing with the Miss Boothbay. In his father’s tradition, he carries on the operation of the family business.
A message from your Captian:
Our crew is the heart of our business. They are experienced, friendly, and safety-conscious, making them the perfect guides for our guests. Each member of our team is knowledgeable about the local area and its history and eager to share interesting facts and stories with our guests. But what truly sets our crew apart is their dedication to ensuring that every guest feels valued and appreciated. Whether it’s answering questions or offering recommendations, they go above and beyond to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone who joins us on our tours.