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Lobster Boat Run Box

Lobster Boat Run Box

Regular price $269.99
Regular price Sale price $269.99
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  • Ships Overnight from Portland, ME
  • Wild-Caught Maine Lobster
  • Various sizes in each box based on daily catch
  • Arrives Alive & Guaranteed Fresh
  • Sustainably Harvested & Hand-Selected

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Would you like to shop and save on wild-caught live Maine lobster just like us Portland, ME locals? 

Now you can with our Maine Lobster Boat Run Box! 

Have you ever heard of Boat Run Boxes? It's the secret us "Maine-ahs" use for the best deals on lobster. When we're looking for a wicked good deal, we shop the "Boat Run Box" from our local lobstermens' daily run. Sold by-the-pound based on the days catch!

Usually reserved for our wholesale customers, our Live Maine Lobster Boat Run Box is sold by the pound and includes a mix of different sized live Maine lobstahs in every box for our very best price. Just like how we buy 'em!

It's the same succulent wild-caught, sustainably harvested live Maine lobster you love from our icy-cold waters, but each box contains a different mix of sizes based on the days catch. That's where the savings come in for you!

But first - do you want in on the exact lobsters that could be in your box? Each box contains various sized live Maine lobsters, all wild-caught and wicked good as usual. Random-size mixtures could include a range of sizes: from regular 1 LB lobsters to large 1.7 LB lobsters - and maybe even some Culls.

Since our wharf crew has flexibility to pack various sized lobstahs in each box based on what hits our dock on a given day, we're able to pass along some sweet savings to you.

We're talking live Maine lobster as low as $19.50 per pound! We'd love to send you some juicy Maine Lobster at this special wholesale style pricing.

Are you ready to score the best deal on Maine lobster by shopping just like we do? Reserve your own Maine Lobster Boat Run Box today!

Shipping Details

Live Lobster orders ship via Priority Overnight or Next Day Air service. You will select your delivery date from the calendar at checkout. The cut off time for a Live Lobster order to be shipped the same day is 9:00am Eastern Standard Time. 

  • Orders placed on Monday thru Friday can ship same-day if placed before 9am ET.
  • Orders placed on Saturdays & Sundays: earliest ship date is the following Monday. 
  • Orders placed with a specific future-arrival* date will ship overnight the day before your selected delivery date.

Saturday deliveries are available in most areas and incur an additional $25 at checkout once selected and verified.

We are unable to ship to APO/FPO, P.O. Boxes, and destinations outside the U.S.A. 

The Tracking Number for your shipment will be emailed to you on the evening your order is picked up by the carrier and scanned into their system.

*Future-arrival: when selected delivery date is three or more days in the future. Live lobster orders ship via UPS/FEDEX/GLS and ONTRAC; Priority Overnight service.

Preparation Instructions

Receiving Live Maine Lobsters

Our Founder/Chief Curator, Mark M created a helpful video that demonstrates how to unbox our wild-caught live Maine lobsters. 

Check it out: 

What’s Safe To Eat On A Lobster:

Are the eggs inside the tail edible?
Yes. However, if the eggs are black, it means your lobster isn't cooked enough. Cook the lobster until the eggs turn RED! Red eggs, or “lobster caviar,” are delicious and fine to eat.

What about the green stuff  (tomalley)?
Tomalley is the liver of the lobster, located between the tail and the body. Many people love it and consider it a delicacy. Some do not like it and discard it.

What’s the white stuff on the lobster meat?
That is the fat from the lobster, which can stick to the meat. It is normal and can be eaten or discarded. If you’re preparing cooked lobster meat for later, a great way to remove the fat is by placing the cooked meat in a bath of salty water and gently rubbing it off.

Storage Instructions:

We recommend enjoying your lobsters the same-day you receive them. However, what if your event is on Monday and you receive your lobsters on Friday? How do you keep those lobsters alive for three days?

Answer: You don’t! You “Blanch” them. Thanks to some genius chefs, there is a way to make your whole live Maine lobsters last more than 3 days and still taste like it just came out of the ocean.

Blanching is easy:

  • Boil water: add 1 tablespoon of sea salt per 2 quarts of water.
  • Place lobsters in boiling water. Best to do 2 at a time for optimal blanching.
  • Cook for 2 minutes ⏲. This is just enough time for the lobster meat to slightly cook and separate from the shell.
  • Set up an ice bath for the lobsters.
  • After 2 minutes of cooking, place lobsters in ice bath for 10 minutes.

Then, depending upon when you want to serve your lobsters:

  • Within 48 hours: Wrap in kitchen towels & place in fridge until ready to use. 
  • Post 48 hours - 3 weeks: Wrap & Freeze; Slow-Thaw in fridge for 24 hours before preparing.

Learn How To Freeze Blanched Lobsters

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How To Crack & Eat Live Maine Lobster

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Sustainability efforts of the Maine Lobster fishery began in 1872, when the first law was passed to protect the resource for future generations. Maine lobsters are hand-harvested from small day boats & caught one trap at a time with strict requirements on size & breeding status. We’re proud to be part of this heritage.

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Straight Off Our Portland, ME Dock To Your Doorstep

Wild-caught off the icy, clean coast of Maine, our juicy live Maine lobsters are fresh off the dock, held overnight in the coldest ocean water, and sent out the door to your kitchen still feisty.

Is Maine Lobster A Superfood?

We certainly think so! But you don’t have to just take our word for it. Maine Lobster is naturally rich in zinc, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also low fat, high protein, and contains fewer calories than lean beef, chicken, and pork!

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