If you are looking for lobsters shipped overnight, we assume that you want to enjoy your lobster tomorrow. There is a way to make the process easier on your end. We have included a price grid for companies who offer lobster overnight delivery. The grid represents our favorite retailers that overnight on certain days, as well as every day.

Maine Lobster Delivery Companies

Category Company Most Popular Size Average $/Lobster Dinner* Customer Ratings Go To
Highest Customer Ratings Lobster Anywhere 2 lb. $335 5.0
Best for Sustainability Crab Place 2 lb. $280 4.5
Best for Lobster Tails Cameron’s Seafood 12 oz. $350 4.7
Best Variety Fulton Fish Market 2 lb. $270 4.6
Best for Lobster Meat Wulf’s Fish 1 lb. N/A 4.8
Most Frequent Discounts Get Maine Lobster 1.5 lb. $275 4.9
Best Website Experience Winter Harbor Lobster Co-Op 1.5 lb. $335 4.6
Best for Smaller Lobsters Sanders Lobster Company 1.5 lb. $270 4.5

What to Know About Overnight Lobster Shipping

If you buy a live lobster online, it will almost always be shipped overnight to your doorstep. That is the case whether you order your lobster delivered tomorrow or several days from now. The reason? The less time that a lobster spends in the air, the more likely that it will survive the full journey.

If you decide to order lobster delivery early in the week for a Friday delivery, the provider will still charge you for overnight shipping. In some cases, the provider has already included the cost in the per-pound lobster price. For more information on that, see our guide to lobster shipping prices.

Remember that overnight lobster shipping orders scheduled for next-day delivery need to be placed by a certain time. That requirement varies by lobster provider. However, in general, try getting your order in by noon the day before you want them to deliver the order. It will almost always guarantee a lobster dinner the following day.


Lobster Companies with Overnight Shipping

Most companies make deliveries from Tuesday through Saturday. Shipment sections on web pages should include the days that they don’t deliver packages. These days are generally on Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays.

Lobster Anywhere If you select next day shipping, your lobster’s estimated delivery time is overnight by 7 p.m. Lobster Anywhere ships to the contiguous 48 states, and certain areas of Alaska and Hawaii for an added fee. Remember that hard-shell lobsters withstand overnight shipping better than their counterparts.

Fulton Fish Market Make sure to plan ahead for this vendor. When you place an order, fishmongers select your product at 1 a.m. from the largest catch. If you select a Tuesday delivery, it means they selected lobster for your order that arrived on Monday morning.

The Crab Place For overnight shipping, The Crab Place notes that the available delivery days are Tuesday through Saturday. Make note of the cut-off times. You can place an order until 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

Despite not offering a “true” overnight delivery option, you should not have any issues receiving your lobster packages. The above companies will let you plan your order enough in advance to make the process satisfactory.


How to Order Your Lobster Overnight Delivery

There are a few steps that you need to follow when you order lobster for overnight delivery. We will walk you through the steps.

  1. Decide when you want to enjoy your meal. Are you making an impulse buy for tomorrow’s dinner? Or are you planning to buy lobster for a fancier event later this weekend? Confirm the company’s order cut-off time with your provider.
  2. Place your order. It does not matter when you want your lobster delivered. You can place your order today for overnight shipping. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that the company received the order.
  3. Set a reminder. If you ordered lobster for later in the week, you may forget when it is scheduled to arrive. Set a reminder on your phone or computer to be on the lookout for the parcel on the scheduled delivery date.
  4. Monitor your email. Most lobster providers send email updates when the product is shipped, in transit, and delivered. Keep a close eye on your email for the 24 hours prior to your delivery. Then, when it arrives, unbox the package and enjoy.


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