In the summer months, Boothbay, Maine is known as the Boating Capital of the New England area. Don’t miss out on adding this great destination to a summer itinerary.
The town of Boothbay resides along the many bays and rivers of coastal Maine. There are plenty of islands to explore around the shores as well as whale, seal and puffin watching for those looking for up-close and personal wildlife encounters. Kayaking and paddleboarding are also a great way to see the inlets. If you find yourself on the East coast of Mill Point, check out the Boothbay Harbor footbridge. This 1,000 ft long bridge extends across the Harbor and gives guests a chance to see the sailboats in the sunset and inlet lighthouses. Boothbay, Maine is also known for its stunning natural beauty. Check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and nature walks at Barrett Park. There are historical attractions throughout the town including the Boothbay Railway Village, and the Maine State Aquarium to go and see a variety of Lobster species. We won’t blame you if you try some at the local restaurants later though.
Ocean Point Marina is actually located in East Boothbay, Maine, but is still in close proximity to all the action. The docks are nestled in the protected cove of the Damariscotta River. The marina offers a variety of maintenance options and amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. You can even rent a kayak to explore the coves at the marina Kayak Shop. Grab a bite at the Ship’s Store, Cafe and Lounge, or sit-down full-service restaurant on-site!
Carousel Marina is a beautiful facility with amazing amenities to offer its guests during your stay including maintenance, snack shop, fuel and more. To get around via land, you will have access to both bike rentals and a complimentary car for your convenience. Head over to Whale’s Tale Restaurant on the property for some downeast cooking and hospitality. With such close proximity to town, there are plenty of restaurants, shops and events to experience while docked in Boothbay, Maine.
Hodgdon Yacht Services is located in the protected waters of Mill Cove. While the marina is on the quiet side of the harbor, guests will still be within walking distance to the more upbeat downtown area. The marina facility itself provides guests with all the accommodating amenities that you would want right on property. Hang out with family, friends, and fur babies in the scenic picnic area – the marina even provides grills if you’re interested in cooking out while watching the sunset!
Please note: At the time of publishing, due to the rapidly changing situation from the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the United States, the marina(s) mentioned in this blog post may already be temporarily closed or will close temporarily due to limitations in place by local government authorities.
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