Balmy Days Cruises

Meet your Captain!

Captain Bill Campbell has been navigating the waters off Boothbay Harbor for 30 years. His first job as a deck hand was on deep sea fishing boats, and on the Squirrel Island Ferry, Maranbo II with Captain Bob Fish.

Later Bill & his father, Captain 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, the Bay Lady, and to fishing with the Miss Boothbay. In his father's tradition, he carries on the operation of the family business.

The Boats

The BALMY DAYS II was built in Arundel, Maine by DMR Yachts in 1988. She is a twin screw, 65-foot fiberglass vessel with a custom designed superstructure on a seaworthy off-shore fishing hull. Stabilizers were installed to ease the motion on offshore trips. She was built especially for the trip to Monhegan Island. She can carry 149 passengers.

The NOVELTY hull was built by MDI Boat Works in Southwest Harbor in 1996. Engines, steering, and other mechanical work, was completed by the Jim Rich Boat Yard in Tremont, ME. Trailered to E. Boothbay, she was finished by ship builder John Luke and Capt. Bill Campbell. The Novelty is a 47-foot fiberglass vessel, built especially for carrying passengers. Her license is for 106 passengers.

The BAY LADY is a 31-foot Maine built Newman/Lanning fiberglass Friendship Sloop. She was launched in 1979 and has been carrying passengers for sight-seeing sailing trips since then. She carries up to 15 passengers.

The MISS BOOTHBAY, built by Young Brothers, is 31' long and licensed for 28 passengers. She is popular for wedding transportation, small group charters, sightseeing, and mackerel fishing.

All boats hold a current USCG Certificate of Inspection and are available for private charters and parties!!!


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