Family Fun and Exploring

Family vacations are what memories are made of. The Boothbay Harbor Region is a place where families can reconnect, recharge, relax and rejuvenate. Whether you are a kid or just a kid at heart, there is so much to do, see and explore that the question is not "is there enough to do?" but rather "is there enough time to do it all?"


Experience the great outdoors and savor all that Mother Nature has to offer. Explore the harbor by kayak, paddle board, power, or sail. Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise, a whale watch, a clambake or a lighthouse tour. Be a lobsterman for the day or book a private charter to a destination of your choice.   

Discover sea glass and ocean treasures hidden among tide pools. Go fishing in fresh or salt water, hike on miles of nature preserve trails, or play a round of golf. Visit the children’s garden at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens ranked number one on TripAdvisor’s top ten public gardens in the USA.  Pack a picnic and spend the day swimming lounging at a local beach, visit a playground, or play a game of tennis.


A rainy day won’t even put a damper on a family vacation in this region. Visit the aquarium to learn about the local sea life and pet live sharks, skates and other salt water residents. Enjoy a steam train ride or hop the trolley in to town to enjoy lunch, shopping, and a scoop of ice cream. Visit one of the nearby museums and learn about Maine’s maritime history, vintage cars and airplanes, and village life from days gone by.

Catch a movie at the local theater, attend a concert or play, or experience the delights of live dinner theater. Visit a local library for story hour, or find a good book to read or a fun game to play at one of the many shops in town. No matter how your family decides to spend their vacation, the things that you do here will help create memories that will last a lifetime!