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Boothbay Harbor Maine ocean view

 

Boating in Maine

 

Boaters from around the globe call Maine the ultimate cruising ground. With over 3,478 miles of coastline, and about 6,000 lakes and ponds - a playground for boaters. For some, water sports is boating on a beautiful fresh water lake, or White Water Rafting down a high powered river. For others, it is kayaking the quiet inlets and coves and exploring islands off the coast of Maine. Others are looking for Lobster boat ride and Scenic Lighthouse Tour for a few hours, or maybe a weeklong scenic tour of the coast on a windjammer or schooner cruise. And then there are boaters that love to cruise the coast of Maine exploring the many harbors and marinas on a yacht, power boat or sailboat. You can even rent a Maine house boat.


True Mainers say the best way to see Maine is from the water. Cruising the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine does indeed offer the best views of shore. Touring Maine's vast coast by boat you can see everything from sandy beaches and towering lighthouses on rocky cliffs to remote islands. You can visit bustling harbors with full service marinas or quiet inlets where seals sun themselves on the rocks. A great Maine vacation would include touring the coast of Maine, spending the night at a hotel marina in a pretty harbor.

 

For coastal touring tips, view our guides to: 

KennebunkportChristmas Cove, Robinhood Cove and Boothbay Harbor.


Maine is a boaters' paradise. You can spend the day at sea on a chartered sailboat or schooner. Hop aboard a Lobster Boat Tour and learn to haul lobster traps from a Maine fisherman. Scenic lighthouse boat tours are the best way to see these landmark beacons as sailors did a century ago. An evening cocktail cruise aboard a schooner or windjammer, watching the sun set under sail, is the perfect end to a day. If you wish to spend a week on a yacht or a tall ship, there are sailing tours and trips out of Portland's Casco Bay, Boothbay, Penobscot Bay via Rockport and Camden, and Bar Harbor.

 

Sports fishermen will find fishing charters and tours at most working harbors. Spend the day aboard a whale watch boat, many Maine whale watching excursions guarantee sightings.


Maine is renowned for its whitewater rafting. The Forks of Maine is the epicenter for rafting companies, whether you want to raft Class 5 rapids or learn to raft as a first timer. Maine's rivers like the Kennebec are famous for their scenery, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Tour companies rent canoes and kayaks and offer overnight river trips. Maine guides are often available to provide recommendations or to accompany you on your excursion.


Maine's freshwater lakes, Moosehead and Sebago being the largest, are crystal clean and clear. Pleasure boaters will find countless lakes and ponds to explore, ideal for water sports like water skiing, wakeboarding and tubing in summertime. Swimming in Maine's lakes is a refreshing treat in summer. These same lakes are frozen over in winter and host some of the best ice fishing in the country and big ice fishing derbies in January and February. Of course Maine is a fishermans haven, saltwater fishing or fly fishing for salmon and trout - it's all here waiting for you (and your waders).

 

Cruiseships visit Maine's large ports too. Portland and Bar Harbor are both popular ports for major cruise ships including Royal Carribean, Princess, Nova Star and Carnival.

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Boat Tours - Kayaking - Fishing - Charter and Boat Rental Companies

Kayak Excursions l Kennebunkport

Southern Maine Kayak Tours and Rentals. Offering kayak rentals, tours, fishing, sales and service. All services include free delivery in Southern Maine. Our kayaks are stable, maneuverable and unsinkable. No experience necessary. We happily accommodate families with young children and service the Biddeford, Kennebunkport, Wells and Old Orchard Beach areas. Email: stefan@kayak-excursions.com. P.O. box 2643, Kennebunkport, Maine 888-925-7496.
Maine Boating Charters

Buck's Harbor Marine | Yacht Charters and Marina

Sail and power boat cruising charters for daily, weekly, and seasonal cruises in Down East Maine. Visit Portland, Rockland, Camden, Belfast, Deer Isle, Stonington, Vinalhaven or Bar Harbor in one of our 7 trawler yachts or 12 sailboats. We sell diesel fuel and gasoline. We are located in Brooksville at the head of Eggemoggin Reach in Penobscot Bay (44 20 22 N | 68 44 08 W). Email: info@bucksharbor.com. In Season: 207-326-8839, Winter: 207-798-9287.

Libreti Rose II - Fishing Charter Tours Libreti Rose II - Fishing Charter Tours

Captain Bruce looks forward to having you, your family, friends, and children of all ages, onboard the Libreti Rose II, for a memorable fishing experience. Private fishing charters close to shore designed for the time YOU have available. Our most popular trip is the four hour near shore, for stripers, bluefish and mackerel. We also offer a two and three hour trips ideal for families with children. Comfortable seating, great shelter from any elements and private bathroom aboard. Departs daily from the Nonantum Resort Marina, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, ME. 207-432-4349 email: libretirose@yahoo.com

Boat Tours Charters | Sailing Tours | Kayaking | Lobster and Scenic Boat Tours | Fishing Charters

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 Sailing to Christmas Cove | Sailing to Robinhood Cove | Sailing to Boothbay Harbor | Kennebunkport Boating