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Barkeep Catering - Anywhere In Maine


Barkeep Catering – 207.292.1899, anywhere in Maine, – Barkeep Catering is Maine’s premier cocktail catering service! Owned and opearted by Ben Lohnes. They are a fully licensed and insured beverage catering company with a passion for cocktails and fun! Have you ever attended a wedding or event where the bar was inadequate? We’re sure you haven’t forgotten. Barkeep Catering is only focused on the bar and providing their guests with the best quality cocktails and service to help make every event perfect! They will go anywhere in the state of Maine!

Have Barkeep Catering make your next event unforgettable!

Bike Sales, Seasonal Rental & Service, Including Hybrid & Electric - Kennebunk

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Mainely Bicycle – 207-606-9074, 169 Port Rd, Kennebunk, – Whatever your bike needs are go see Chris, he will take care of you. Mainely Bicycle is a small shop located in the heart of lower village of Kennebunk. Services include bicycle repair, sales, and seasonal hybrid and electric rentals. They are excited to get you out riding and exploring the beauty of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and the surrounding area. Whether you want to ride for an hour or multiple days, they offer an array of bicycles, including children’s. All rentals come with a helmet, lock and bicycle storage. When you come to Mainely Bicycle our knowledgeable staff will get you ready to ride in comfort. Some offerings available online and bicycle transport is available.

The place to go for bikes in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, take a look online, stop by or give the shop a call!

Brew Tours (Walking and Bus) - Portland Based

Brew Tours – Portland Based

Maine Brews Cruise – 207.200.9111, 320 Fore St., Portland, – Try out a Brew Tour, they are wicked fun! Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maine’s craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more. Tours are led by expert guides in addition to a knowledgeable non-drinking driver to ensure the best possible experience. There are a large variety of wonderful tours to pick from. All tours include a local snack or meal, trivia, behind-the-scenes experiences, and of course delicious beverages! They also offer private/corporate tours, group trips and adventure tours. Tours are very popular, so sign up quickly. Book right online! Most tours leave from above address.

#1 TripAdvisor Tour and Activity in Portland!

Campgrounds -Kennebunkport & Scarborough

Campgrounds -Kennebunkport & Scarborough

Sandy Pines Campground – 207.967.2483, 277 Mills Road, Kennebunkport,– This is one of the best places to camp or glamp in Maine! Located in a quiet section of Kennebunkport, they have scenic accommodations for tent campers, RV owners, highly rated glamping tents, and an array of camp cottages and unique retreats you won’t find anywhere else. Whatever accommodation you choose, you’ll enjoy a picnic table, firepit, and a short walk to clean, modern bathhouses with private restrooms, showers and oversized sinks for washing dishes. The amenities include: heated saltwater pool, kids’ playground & games, sparkling clean bath houses, grand lodge, close to beaches, lawn games, bikes for rent, paddle boards and kayaks for rent, kayak launching point and onsite laundry facilities. They have online booking.

One of the Maine’s Best Camping Resorts!

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Bayley’s Camping Resort – 207.883.6043, 275 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, – This Family Camping Resort is the ultimate experience with lots of fun things to do and ways to stay! They have great sites for your own tent or big rig and they also rent cabins and trailers. The Fun things to do are nearly endless! The amenities include: 3 heated pools, 4 hot tubs, cafe, nightly family entertainment, 2 state-of-the-art playgrounds, 5-star rated counselor directed activities, air conditioned game room & arcade, 3 stocked fishing ponds, 2 camp stores, volleyball courts, 2- 24 hour laundry rooms, trolley service to the beach which is close by, wifi, numerous free & clean facilities, golf cart rental, propane filling, dump station and 24 hour security, They have online booking.

Southern Maine’s Finest Camping Resort By The Ocean!

Cider - Turner

Cider – Turner

Ricker Hill Hard Cider – 207.225.6165, 11 Ricker Hill Road, Turner, – We are big cider fans and this is our favorite by far! Yes it takes just over an hour plus to drive from the Saco area! Some ciders they have nearly year round, while others rotate seasonally. They also have many types of wines as well. Usually 12 different taps and even more by the bottle. Everyone that works there is super helpful! Get a menu, then ask for help understanding the basics of the dry, sweet and in between. Get the samples you want. Figure out what you really like, then ask about the latest combinations – the options are nearly endless! You can purchase bottles, cans and flagons to take with you. They have some great gifts, free popcorn and you can bring your own food in. Seating outside is available when the weather is nice. They do tours during brewing season. Check out their apple store down the street. Want to know our favorites, it is the Blueberry Cider and Cranberry Wine!

Come Experience the Most Wicked Good Cider Ever!

Cycling, Indoor – Kennebunk

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Maine Revolution, Indoor Cycling and Fitness – 207.239.5883, 169 Port Rd, Kennebunk, – Great place for taking a class on vacation or if local cycling on a regular basis! Easy signup and free parking. Maine Revolution’s goal is to provide you with the ultimate indoor cycling experience that leaves you feeling empowered, strong and centered. Whether you are an avid cyclist looking to improve power, form, and performance or the first-time spinner looking to get a great workout. Maine Revolution has something for everyone. Classes are set to fun and motivating music, you will torch massive calories, burn fat and build muscle. Working out doesn’t have to be boring or a burden. It should be about celebrating your body and all that you can do!

Maine Revolution combines high intensity cardio with joyful, soulful riding!

Distillers - Biddeford

Distillers – Biddeford

Round Turn Distilling – 207.370.9446, 32 Maine St. Building 13W, Suite 103, Biddeford, – If you like gin, you have to check this place out! Abby and I were hooked from our first visit, that was now years ago! Bimini has been in our house continuously since that first visit. Now there are 3 types available! They serve delicious cocktails in a relaxed environment as well as sell the different types of mixes and souvenirs right in the shop. If you can’t get to this location, Bimini is also available in stores throughout the state.

This is a Gin Lover’s Heaven!

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Stone Fort Distillery – 207.590.3528, 26 Pearl St. (Suite 204), Biddeford – Eric and Jenn invite you to try their authentic, high quality and ultra-smooth crafted vodka and whiskey made right here in Biddeford! Their grain to glass method creates an elevated flavor that stands out! Come visit their tasting room and try some amazing signature cocktails, then purchase some great spirits to take home! Also available in some local stores.

Experience the Difference, Hand Crafted Spirits!

Hotels & Inns - Arundel, Kennebunk & Kennebunkport

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Cape Arundel Inn & Resort – 800.514.0968, 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, – Where relaxed meets refined. Shimmering ocean views, excellent dining, and traditional seaside splendor await your visit at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. Perched on the spellbinding coast of southern Maine, this one-of-a-kind New England Inn provides a laid-back respite with stunning amenities and experiences sure to sweep you off your feet.  

From the charming Main House to the Club House, find the perfect space to unwind and daydream!

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Hidden Pond, Kennebunk – 888.967.9050, 354 Goose Rocks RD, Kennebunkport, – Maine’s Award-Winning Luxury. From the moment you arrive at Hidden Pond, you will know you’re in for an altogether different experience. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir in Kennebunkport, Maine, this private luxury resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a three-room treetop spa, and organic dining at our award-winning restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond, all just minutes from Goose Rocks Beach. 

Grade A secluded luxury resort and restaurant like no other in Maine!

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Tides Beach Club, Saco – 800-572-8696, 930 Kings Highway, Kennebunkport – A pristine seaside hideaway! Find an unforgettable oceanfront escape at The Tides Beach Club, a retreat on the shores of Goose Rocks Beach that offers you a more luxurious Kennebunkport getaway. Watch the waves roll in from the comfort of the front porch, wind your way down the beach path to splash in the surf, then head back to the hotel and enjoy a classic cocktail (best in town) on the porch or lobby. The dining experience is lovely! This is your destination for a Maine beach vacation like no other.

A resort next to a sandy beach with excellent dining and less crowds!

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White Barn Inn – 207.967.2321, 37 Beach Avenue Kennebunk, – Meticulously restored rooms in a landmark inn and private waterfront cottages offer utmost seclusion and sophisticated style in charming coastal Maine. Luxurious amenities include fresh flowers, plush robes, flat-screen plasma televisions, and Prima Fleur toiletries.

Coastal charm. Timeless Elegance! 

Hotels & Inns - Gorham and Old Orchard Beach


Alouette Beach Resort – 207.934.4151, 91 East Grand Av., Old Orchard Beach, – Right on the beach! You pick the accommodations from budget beating economy rooms to luxury suites! We’ve been in the building in the picture, it looks right over the beach and it is amazing and modern!  It is a 4-season year-round getaway destination. The highlights of the long list of features include: clean, modern, wonderfully friendly staff, cable TV, free WiFi, all rooms have air conditioning, complimentary parking, seasonal indoor and outdoor pools, free full access to Saco Sport and Fitness. pet friendly rooms, laundry facilitates, snack shack, grills for guest use and beach items for rent. Only 10 minute walk to the pier! Easy online booking or you can call.

Beautiful Accommodations on Old Orchard Beach!


 Moontide– 207.934.2759, 10 Traynor St., Old Orchard Beach, – What a fantastic combination: steps from the beach, family friendly/clean/comfortable, about a 10 minute walk to downtown and reasonably priced!  All rooms include a private bath, air conditioning, WiFi, cable TV, a pool, backyard BBQ and gardens.  Some motel units have a kitchenettes.  Cabins accommodate up to 4 adults with separate bedrooms, fenced in patios and outside seating area.  There are weekly apartment rental options as well.  Book online.  The owners care and it shows by how great the place looks, how you are treated by the staff , and  how you feel in the space – great reviews!

 Relax, Have Fun and Enjoy OOB at Moontide! 


PineCrest Inn Bed and Breakfast  – 207.839.5843, 91 South St. (Rt. 114) Gorham, – Want to stay out in the country, about 20 minutes outside of Saco or Portland?  Then check this place out!  PineCrest is relaxing and welcoming as well as elegant and casual.  They have 6 guest rooms that allow a lot of flexibility with group size and type.  The Inn Keeper is wonderful and is excited to share local knowledge.  The cooked breakfasts each morning are amazing!  Check out their specials and packages!  They have online booking or you can call as well.

A Wonderful Maine Get Away!


Waves Oceanfront Resort – 207.934.4949, 87 West Grand Av., Old Orchard Beach, – Want to stay in OOB nearly right on the beach and close to downtown?  Then check this place out!  They have a lot of room options available.  Amenities include: grilling area, fitness center, meeting room, mineral pool and spa and beach & bike rentals.  Each room has A/C, telephones, cable TV, WiFi, kitchenette with refrigerator, 2 stove top burner, toaster and coffee maker.    They have cottage rates and offer specials & packages.

As Close As You Can Get To Maine’s Best Beach! 

Ice Cream - Kennebunkport

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Rococo Ice Cream – 207.835.1049, The Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunkport – Rococo is Maine’s only take out ice cream and dessert bar!

Rococo Ice Cream is more than delicious ice cream; it’s about opening your mind and expanding your palate to new flavors, different cultures, and dynamic experiences with each taste. Rococo Ice Cream was founded in Kennebunkport, Maine in 2012 by Lauren Guptill. A 10th-generation Mainer, Lauren has always been deeply in love with her state, but at a young age she was also taken with a desire to see the world outside her home. This brought her to live in Argentina for several years in her 20s. It was here, among the heladerias and the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires that the inspiration for Rococo Ice Cream was born. The name, Rococo, stems from the late Baroque period, an era of art established in 18th century France and Italy. Famous artists and architects like Francois Boucher and Bartolomeo Rastrelli became well-known for their ornate and unconstrained creations which broke from the strict social confines of the Neoclassical period. Drawing her own inspiration from this art movement, Lauren designs ice cream flavors that serve not only as delicious desserts but as an example of beauty. A beauty that encapsulates the whimsical and creative essence of the artist in her kitchen. Check the website for hours.

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Rococo Dessert Bar! – 207.835.1049, The Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunkport, – The Sweetest Secret in Town!

A whimsical, vibrant haven where desserts and craft cocktails collide in a symphony of taste and creativity: The Rococo Dessert Bar!

Imagine stepping into a world where each dessert tells a story, and every sip of a cocktail takes you on a journey. Where the joy of Rococo Ice Cream blends seamlessly with the enchantment of innovative desserts and mesmerizing cocktails set in an dreamy wonderland

At The Rococo Dessert Bar, they’re not just serving treats; they’re crafting experiences. Dive into a playful, fresh take on dessert dining, where the magic of their ice creams infuses into their creations. Envision a place where the boundless creativity of the Rococo art movement meets a kaleidoscope of global flavors. At The Rococo Dessert Bar, desserts aren’t just made; they’re dreamt into existence, and cocktails are potions that transport you to far-off lands.

Your trip to Kennebunkport will not be complete without a stop in at Rococo Dessert Bar & Take Out Ice Cream!

Ice Cream - Old Orchard Beach & Saco

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Fielder’s Choice – 207.934.4402, 156 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach – Yummy, home made, quality ice cream and toppings in interesting combinations. They offer 30+ hard serve and 6 soft serve flavors. They have a great drive up window.

Easy location to get in/out for some Great ice cream!

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Garside’s Ice Cream – 207.283.0045, 320 Ferry Road Saco,– Delicious Ice Cream. Homemade with love since 1955! With over 30 plus flavors to choose from, it’s made right on site using the highest quality ingredients! They also do awesome ice cream parties, weddings, corporate events and more!

Great ice cream and an easy drive from Camp Ellis! A Wonderful Maine Get Away!

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Martel’s Ice Cream & Mini Golf – 207.283.1775, 757 Portland Road (Route 1) Saco – Have been making great and consistent ice cream since 1986. They have over 40 homemade flavors plus rotating specialty flavors. Check out the cooler, where they have containers to go as well! They also make fudge and you can get sandwiches. They have a fun mini golf course too.

Try them out, you will not be disappointed!

Live Lobster - Saco


Fresh Live Lobsters, Off the Boat Prices – 207.468.6971, 11 Ferry Lane Saco – We only use the freshest lobster meat when we make our lobster rolls for our guests. We get our lobsters from a local lobsterman Captain Tom Casamassa. Captain Tom works his magic collecting these delicious bugs off his trusty Theresa Irene III. You’ll need to text or call him first to place your order. Most times in the summer when you contact him he will be out pulling traps so you know the lobsters you get will be super fresh.

Call Tom, best place to get fresh Maine Lobsters!

Massage - Kennebunk


Spa Voyage – 207.313.9114,  21HI, Western Ave, Kennebunk, – What an amazingly creative menu of Massage Experiences that are five star Hawaiian Immersions which transports you to Hawaii, no matter what time of the year! They have transformed their space, you feel like you are in Hawaii just by entering the door. In the warmer months they even offer their Massage Experiences on a sailboat. Eliza has been practicing Massage for about 15 years and has practiced at some very high end establishments! They use natural and organic products, make their own tropical themed oils with lots of options to choose from. Great reviews! Book right online 24/7.

Treat Yourself – Unique Hawaiian Transformation!

Nature Walk/Bike - Kennebunkport


Smith Preserve – Features over 1,100 acres, 10 miles of recreational trails, babbling brooks, picnic rocks, quaint bridges, and a gorgeous forested landscape.  In addition to the trail system, the Smith Preserve is primarily a wildlife habitat.  It is part of a 3,000 acre block of undeveloped land, the largest such piece between Kittery and Brunswick on the coast and home to white-tailed deer, bobcats, coyotes, hares, owls, partridges, turtles, and many other species.  For our human friends, the property is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing,  bird watching and peaceful getaways from our busy lives.

Nature Walks - Biddeford and Biddeford Pool


East Point Sanctuary – 85 Lester B. Orcutt Blvd, Biddeford Pool – This is a spectacular trail along the perimeter of the point, certainly rare public access to this stretch of the Maine Coast. A short and easy walk provides views of Wood Island Lighthouse, access to the rocky shore and a lovely trail to see parts of Saco Bay. There are benches along the trail to rest and a ramp down to the shore.  There is an old small sign to mark the entrance on the left side of the road facing the water.  Limited parking on the road.  This is a Maine Audubon facility. Open from sunrise to sunset, no cost.

If you only do one hike while in Maine, this is the one! 


 Timber Point Trail & Timber Island –  140 Granite Point Rd, Biddeford – Great place to see the sunrise!  If you want to get onto Timber Island you will need to time your visit at low tide as this is the only time to access the island.  This is an easy 1.4 mile walk that takes you by salt marshes, cattail marshes, mixed forest, mudflats, shrublands, and rocky shores.   There are benches along the trail to rest.  Only 6 parking spaces, be careful parking in the dirt section, as high comes into this lot.  This is a part of the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Open from sunrise to sunset, no cost.  Might want to bring bug repellent.

This is a rare hike where you can get so close to the sea! 



Mary Lee Taylor Photography –207.229.2255,, 110 Main St., Suite 1509, Saco – Need photography work, this is who we recommend!  Mary Lee, also known as ML, has an amazing gift, is very creative and up for most any situation.  ML has a great studio and she will meet you wherever desired for nearly any photo event.  She is so gifted at capturing memorable photographic images to last a lifetime!  ML specializes in portraits, such as for children, families, animals, nature, sporting events and yes of course other events such as weddings.  ML is also able to take old photos/slides and restore them to digital media.  In the warmer months she loves to be out on the water capturing people having fun.  Check out her work online or stop by the studio.

ML Is Who You Want to Capture That Special Moment!

Restaurants - Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport


BandaLoop – 207.967.4994, 1200 Portland Road (Rte 1) Arundel, – Bandaloop is a locally sourced, globally inspired, organic eatery for carnivores and herbivores. Built in the 1700s, Bandaloop’s three-story barn is quintessential New England. They offer three tiers of service: in the dining room, at the counter and their new-and-improved takeout option. The upstairs space is perfect for large gatherings and special events. They have on-site parking, outdoor seating when the weather allows (always a crapshoot in Maine!) and plenty of options to please any palate.

Bandaloop uses fresh, local, organic product to create dishes that reflect their love of food and leave you feeling happy.

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Earth – 207.967.6550, 354 Goose Rocks Road Kennebunkport, – Escape to a hidden paradise at Earth, where every detail – from the décor to the setting – will leave you feeling enchanted. A standout among Kennebunkport restaurants, Earth delivers farm-to-fork dining with simple, innovative fare that highlights the best of each season. Earth serves high-end New American food amid striking natural decor.

Dinner at Earth at Hidden Pond is nothing short of spectacular in every way!

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Ocean – 800.514.0968, 208 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, – Elegant New England Dining. Enjoy elevated dinner fare with breathtaking views of the rocky Maine coastline while you watch the lobster boats and sailboats pass by. Channeling all the grace and grandeur of dining on a luxurious ocean liner, Ocean creates an outstanding atmosphere for guests looking to savor some of the best flavors Kennebunkport has to offer.

Experience the epitome of coastal indulgence at Ocean!

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White Barn – 207.967.2321, 37 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, – The contemporary New England cuisine of the White Barn Inn has been rooted in the local and seasonal long before they were the mots du jour on menus across the country. At their AAA Five Diamond, Forbes Five Star restaurant, they showcase incredible ingredients sourced through specially cultivated relationships with the farmers, fishermen and foragers of coastal Maine and just beyond for beautifully-presented, always inspired dishes that encapsulate the very essence of their spectacular setting.

Unforgettable dining!

Restaurants - Saco


Huot’s Seafood Restaurant– 207.282.1642, 29 Eastern Ave., Saco – Fantastic freshly prepared seafood, steaks, specialty salads and more! Family environment and right next to the Saco Pier. Stop in for some yummy food before or after your boating experience! They have an indoor and outdoor sections, take out window, outside bar, live music some nights and a ice cream stand. The owner is most often working right along side of a wonderful team who have an amazing habit of exceeding expectations! They get wicked busy, so calling ahead is recommended during busy times. Open in the summer season.

A uniquely Maine spot to Get Some Great Food!


Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant – 207.494.1178, 660 Main Street (Route 1) Saco – Great place to eat! They serve locally harvested fresh sustainable food, never frozen and they have fantastic seafood! Relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Their mission is for you to have a wonderful Maine experience and it shows! They also have a wonderful seafood case to purchase fresh items to take home to cook. Great hours and open year round.

Our guests rave about this place and the easy access!

Walking Tours - Kennebunkport


Kennebunkport Ghost Walk –  833.446.7813, White Columns, 8 Main St., Kennebunkport, – Expect to hear eerily real ghost stories from the history of Kennebunkport and neighboring Kennebunk. Strange tales from haunted hotels and inns abound as does mysterious maritime history. Supernatural stories of this community feature roaming spirits, Spiritualist séances, and a poltergeist.

Delight in the supernatural, haunted and hair-raising mysteries of coastal Maine from a local guide.

Maine Winery - Portland and Lincolnville

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Cellardoor Winery – 207.536.7700, 127 Middle St., Portland and 207.763.4478, 367 Youngtown Rd., Lincolnville, – Award-Winning Wines from Maine. Made in Maine, their award-winning wines are created in small, handcrafted batches with grapes sourced from our vineyard and premier vineyards nationwide. With over 20 handcrafted wines, from award-winning Chardonnay to a rich and complex Cabernet Sauvignon to a delectable dessert wine, Cellardoor has something for everyone. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just getting started in the world of wine, you’ll find a bottle to satisfy your taste buds. Visit them for a wine tasting in Lincolnville or Portland, Maine.

With their welcoming and knowledgeable tasting room staff, you’ll always leave the winery feeling like you’ve had an unforgettable experience!

Wood Island Lighthouse Tours - Biddeford Pool


Tours of Wood Island Lighthouse – 207.200.4552, Pickup Location Vines Landing, 20 Yates Street, Biddeford, – There are 65 lighthouses in Mane.  Getting a chance to get up to and inside a restored one is a rare, unique and fantastic experience! This restored Lighthouse and Keepers House is on Wood Island, in the Saco Bay.  The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse (FOWIL) offer tours 3 days a week with 3 tours a day, spaced an hour apart in July and August.  FOWIL takes you by boat to Wood Island. Then a FOWIL Host will take you on a beautiful ½ mile walk to the facility, you tour the grounds where the view is bold, climb the tower and tour the Keepers Houses, setup as it was in 1906. Signup is only online, which opens on June 1 and they book up fast. Donations are taken at the end of the tour. 

Book Online!


What do you do when the website sign-up is filled up already, we have a secret to try if you have the time/patience. No guarantees, however over a dozen of our guests this past season had success with this secret.  Go to Vines Landing before the first tour of the day and tell the Host you would love to get on a tour if there are any cancellations, which happens fairly frequently. Then go get something to drink/eat at Goldthwaite’s next door, try a stroll at Between the Tides gift shop or even take a drive down the street to the beautiful East Point Sanctuary for an amazing walk along the rocky shore. Check back with the Host and you might be able to get on an amazing Tour!