About us

WHO WE ARE

Captains Matt Wilder and Bruce White: Sea Tow Portland Midcoast

Sea Tow® Portland/Midcoast Maine owners and operators Matt Wilder and Bruce White serve boaters from the Saco River to Pemaquid Point, including Portland and Boothbay. In addition, the duo operate Sea Taxi, providing on-water taxi services throughout the beautiful Casco Bay Islands and Portland Harbor.


Bruce White – Owner/Captain

Portland Sea Taxi owner/captain Bruce WhiteCaptain Bruce White has been a part of the Boothbay Harbor waterfront for many years. When he was just two weeks old, his parents took him for his first boat ride, and let’s just say, he has been hooked ever since. Over the years, Bruce’s passion for being around boats grew and at the tender age of 14, Bruce started his passenger-carrying career serving under local legend, Captain Elliot Winslow, aboard his historic Boothbay Harbor tour boat, Argo. Bruce obtained his captain’s license by the time he was 19 years old and is licensed by the US Coast Guard for vessels up to 100 tons. Bruce spends his summers aboard the charter vessel HAY-VAL and the fishing vessel Lady Esther chartering tours and giving lobster fishing demonstrations to visitors of the region. In the winter, you may see him cruising up and down the East Coast delivering yachts from their summer climate to their winter berths. When not around the “hull,” Bruce takes a weekend here and there to enjoy the incredible ski slopes of western Maine.

Matt Wilder – Owner/Captain

Portland Sea Taxi Owner/Captain Matt WilderCaptain Matt Wilder was born in Maine and raised in Boothbay Harbor. He started his maritime career at age 14, working on passenger vessels and his father’s sport fishing boat. After graduating from Hebron Academy he attended Washington College in Chestertown, Md. At 21 he received his captain’s license and after college moved to Annapolis, Md. where he ran a number of passenger vessels. Since 1997, he has been back here in Maine running the Boothbay Harbor to Monhegan Island ferry in the summers and working in the construction and boat building industries during the winter months.


OUR BOATS

RETRIEVER – 28′ SPECMAR

The latest addition to the fleet, RETRIEVER was built locally in 2019 specifically for Portland Sea Taxi.  She is an aluminum construction, asymmetrical hull catamaran that has proven to be an ideal design for Maine waters.  She is fast, comfortable, and very stable.  Retriever has plenty of comfortable seating, inside the heated cabin and out on deck.

PARKER

This is the workhorse of Portland Sea Taxi. Parker has been a reliable do-all asset for over 5 years. The large beam and expansive aft deck make this a stable vessel with lots of room outside.  Her wide cabin makes Parker comfortable in all weather, with cabin heat installed for winter months.

The Water Taxi – 28′ T. Jason 28

Our traditional Maine lobster boat hull!  The Water Taxi is everyone’s favorite , including our captains.  The Terry Jason ’28 Downeast is a time tested design that has been a favorite of New England fishermen for decades.  Our Yanmar powered T Jason is a solid work boat that also has that great picnic boat feel!


OUR ADVANTAGES

Biggest fleet
Diverse Fleet
Nicest boats
Nicest Boats
Reliability

OUR PRIORITIES

There are many reasons why you should ride with us! We pride ourselves on offering:

  • Dependability
  • Safety
  • Courtesy
  • Getting you there, on time, guaranteed!