What To Expect
We’ll be up early each day to catch good light. Expect to earn your meals—we plan to traverse the Bay, taking you to the most interesting hidden spots for capturing landscapes and wildlife. There will also be plenty of time for exploring the island that will be our home for the week. Each afternoon, we’ll meet for shoptalk so that our guides can answer questions and offer feedback on your take from the day. In the evening, we’ll relax over seasonal, locally-sourced meals, fine wine, and expertly crafted cocktails as we hear from local Mainers who can help us develop a sense of the place.
You can count on lobster and oysters being on the agenda. In addition, our home base for the week, Nebo Lodge is winning accolades for its food program from publications all over the country. Chef Amanda Hallowell sources ingredients from local neighbors (including Turner Farm, a sustainable island operation just 3 miles away) for her fresh, seasonal dishes. Though the menu is constantly changing, “line-caught Atlantic swordfish, with buttery greens and cilantro-onion mayonnaise” ought to give you an idea of what to expect.
If you were to simply walk up the street after disembarking from the ferry to North Haven—12 miles out to sea—you’d run into Nebo Lodge. With nine unique guest rooms, three decks, a blazing fireplace, and a full-service bar, the Victorian lodge is elegant without being ostentatious. If it feels like a home, that’s because it’s an old family estate re-imagined as an inn by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and her daughters. We’ll be there toward the end of the season, which means we get the whole place to ourselves.