Boating & Scenic Tours

Set your coordinates to 43°51”10’N, 69°37”27’W

Boothbay Harbor was named as one of Yachting Magazine's '50 Best Towns' for 2012 and is truly a boater’s paradise. With the largest boating harbor north of Boston, our harbor is home to working lobster boats, historic windjammers, dinghies, dories, and luxury yachts.


Take a cruise with a local captain and see lighthouses, islands, puffins, whales, assorted sea life, and panoramic ocean vistas. Step back in time to haul a lobster trap by hand under sail or with a local lobsterman or climb aboard a historic schooner. Tie your boat up to the dock and enjoy ocean front dining, live entertainment, and more.  Jump on a ferry, charter a private boat or learn to sail from the local community sailing group, resorts, yacht club or private lessons.

The peninsula is bordered by the Sheepscot and Damariscotta Rivers, which are home to thriving marine ecosystems that produce some of the best bird watching, seal and whale watching, and blue fish and striper fishing along the coast of Maine.

The region is also known for its world-class sea kayaking and paddle boarding, offering everything from quiet protected harbors and rivers, to outer islands and open sea. Paddlers and boaters can take advantage of numerous publicly accessible islands that dot the local waters. For the dedicated cruisers, you can board a small ship cruise line that includes a 7-13 day cruise along the Maine Coast with a stop in Boothbay Harbor.  For water lovers the possibilities are endless!