Fleet Launch 2022

What a weekend we have planned for you! The festivities begin on Friday, October 14, with the launch of the Lobster Fleet from the Village’s docks at approximately 1:30 a.m.. The launch will be preceded by a Celtic concert on the wharf. Free lobster rolls and sticky buns will be available, provided by the Village….

What is a Fleet Launch?

The village of Alma is celebrating its Lobster Fleet and the fall fishing fleet on several days this year beginning with the launching of the fleet on Friday, Oct. 14. Festivities will continue on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, in the Village, Fundy National Park, and the surrounding area. Hundreds of people often…

The deliciousness of lobster

A lobster meal is a wonderful treat and there are many different ways to prepare this crustacean and lobster from Alma is renowned for its freshness and taste. You’ll be able to visit one of the sumptuous restaurants in the village to get a taste of lobster prepared a number of ways. You can also…

A chat with a lobsterman

                It’s been four decades since Terry Rossiter first took to the sea to fish for lobster.                 Back then, the 13-year-old Rossiter was part of the crew on an Alma lobster boat named Leona Mae.  It didn’t take too long for the teenager to decide that hunting for lobster on the giant tides of…

The week surrounding Launch

While the Fleet Launch is the focus of the weekend, there will be lots more to do for visitors and locals. Organizers are taking great care to incorporate events that will appeal to both adults and children during the days surrounding the launch. Most are free, although some require a small fee to cover costs….

What to expect at Fleet Launch

Imagine this … The moon is glowing softly on the horizon, its light casting a shimmering beam across the dark water of the Bay of Fundy. On the Village of Alma’s dock, enormous lights illuminate scores of men and women hastily loading baited traps and giant multi-colored buoys onto boats that wait hitched to the…

The Village of Alma

Welcome to the village at the heart of the Bay of Fundy. It’s the jumping-off point for exploring the magnificent Fundy National Park and the world-renowned ecosystem of the UNESCO-designated Fundy Biosphere Reserve. Alma is also home to one of the most active lobster fleets in the bay, where lobster reach “monster” sizes due to…