After the kids go back to school, some cruises have very few children aboard. September #cruises to the east coast or west coast of Canada from the United States are the perfect time of year for beautiful fall foliage adventures with perfect cruising weather and brilliant opportunities for photographs.
Most cruise lines offer excursions to Acadia National Park. This is a spectacular way to spend a day while docked at Bar Harbor, Maine on an Atlantic U.S to Canada sailing.
While in Bar Harbor you will also have access to some of the best restaurants serving their famous fresh caught Maine lobster.
Stewman’s Lobster Pound, The Travelin Lobster, Bar Harbor Lobster Company, Rose Eden Lobster or Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes are all good choices according to Google reviews.
There is big difference between east coast and west coast lobster. The west coast California spiny lobster is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay, California to the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico. It typically grows to a length of 12 inches and is a reddish-brown color with stripes along the legs. It has a pair of enlarged antennae but no claws.
The American lobster is found on the Atlantic coast of North America, chiefly from Labrador to New Jersey. It is also known as Canadian lobster, true lobster, northern lobster, Canadian Reds or Maine lobster. It can reach a length of 25 inches and up to 44 pounds in weight.