Captain Jon grew up adventuring along New England's windswept shores. Exploring hidden coves, sandy beaches and swimming in Atlantic waters inspired a career on the water. Living on the Maine coast increased his awareness of a sense of community and respect for the environment, much needed in these times.
Inspired by a pristine New England tidal harbor, and once home to the best tasting oysters anywhere, Great Salt Pond lends its name.
Great Salt Charters is a unique sightseeing, fishing and lobstering charter venture operating out of picturesque Kittery Point Maine. Captain Jon offers a variety of hands-on, interactive and educational trips for your group to experience as he hosts your cruise along the scenic coastline aboard Great Salt.
"While most folks visit Maine and drive up and down Route One, I think they're missing the real beauty of Maine's spectacular coastline."
Captain Jon Fischbein holds a USCG Captain license with a rating of Master 50GRT and is a Registered Maine Guide.
He is Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.
See some of Maine's oldest lighthouses, military forts and lifesaving stations up close while Captain Jon shares historical facts and tall tales!
Wind down your day with a cocktail aboard a sunset cruise. Wander up the Piscataqua River and through scenic back channels and hidden harbors. Great for the family or couples.
Fun, educational and hands-on lobster demonstration. Learn about lobster biology and the commercial fishing industry in Maine.
Captain Jon is an ordained, non-denominational Minister. A wedding at sea is a truly memorable ceremony with just the couple or a small party.
Great Salt is a 25' "Down East" style fiberglass boat designed, built and launched in Eastport, Maine. While aboard, enjoy our cozy cockpit with seating for 6 guests. We offer the option of a full shade canopy and a below deck head for your comfort. Bring your picnic lunch and cold drinks!
She is equipped with a full array of electronic navigation and communication systems. All U.S. Coast Guard required safety equipment is onboard and the boat is maintained and inspected for reliability.
Our mission at Great Salt Charters, is to entertain, inform and educate our guests with the history of the area, the surrounding ecosystem and engage in sustainable lobstering and fishing. Our vessel is designed for efficiency and quiet operation to keep our footprint as small as possible.
Our operation is founded on a providing personalized experiences by offering only private charters for up to 6 guests. The most popular are historic tours, sunset cruises and inshore fishing.
Bring weather appropriate clothing and a cooler.
Our goal is to ensure all our guests enjoy a memorable visit to Maine. A big part of this, while aboard Great Salt, is to provide a fun, safe and affordable event during your vacation. Let's work together and create a custom adventure for your group.
See lighthouses and military forts up close and hear some tall tales of Maine history. Cruise the back channels, hidden coves and take in the scenic Maine coastline.
2 hour trip- $300
We accommodate up to 5 guests
Fun, educational and great for kids! Learn about commercial lobstering in Maine while experiencing a hands-on lobstering demonstration! This is an eco friendly and hands-on adventure. No lobsters are harvested or harmed.
This adventure can be added to any cruise at no additional cost.
2 hour trip- $300
Wind down at days end by taking in a scenic tour as the sun sets.
2 hour trip- $300
3 hour trip- $400
Great for couples and friends. Bring your cooler and enjoy a spectacular sunset!
We comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests.
Captain will be happy to suggest a trip for your group.
Maine weather can be unpredictable, so we will contact our guests if their trip might be effected. We have a lenient cancellation and refund policy, so just let us know if you have an issue.
Kittery Point Town Dock
Kittery Point, Maine 03905
Drive down Bellamy Lane behind Bistro 1828, we'll meet you at the town dock.
Limited parking is available at the town dock.
Consider a ride share option.
Call Captain Jon Fischbein