One of the best ways to explore the coast of Maine is by boat, on a sailboat or power boat that you own, or rent or charter a boat for a week of sailing. There are many choice Marinas and Yacht Clubs on the Maine Coast to service your nautical needs – everything from servicing your boat to providing a safe harbor and place to stay overnight.
You will find beautiful so-called hurricane holes, rivers and harbors in Maine that provide safety for a good night’s sleep on your boat, and services that you crave after being out at sea for a day or more.
Most Maine marinas offer rental moorings and dock space, as well as fuel, fresh water, shore power, ice, pump outs, electricity, plus showers and laundry facilities for you as an overnight marina guest.
Some dock slips even provide WiFi, phone and cable TV hookup for your boat. Certain Marinas may even provide you with freshly cooked lobster and entertainment, a place to barbeque, and a lounge for visiting yachters. Some private yacht clubs offer reciprocity to visiting yachters that belong to affiliated yacht clubs, be sure to check with your home yacht club and the yacht club on your sailing itinerary.
Fees associated with an overnight mooring or dock slip in Maine depends upon the marina or yacht club and the time of year. July and August are the most prime months for cruising the Maine coast and therefore you should call or radio ahead to reserve your dock or mooring space, providing the name and length of your boat and your dates of stay. You will then be given a price per foot from the marina or boat yard and location of your dock slip – which may be a face dock or located within the marina.
See our list of marinas and yacht clubs stretching from Portsmouth, NH all the way Down East along the Maine coast including popular Maine harbors like York, Kennebunkport, Portland, Boothbay, Camden and Rockland and Bar Harbor on up to the Canadian border.
Some Maine marinas are within walking distance to great Maine restaurants and shops, while others are remote, located on islands or peninsulas. We have provided their marina offerings and location, but be sure to call ahead or hail them on your VHF radio to confirm the service and dock space or mooring for your boat trip.
$35/night rental moorings up to 70 ft. LOA available. Hot showers (indoor and outdoor), laundry, ice, trash disposal, free wifi, dinghy dockage -- and we sell live lobster! Diesel fuel and gasoline available. Charter a boat with us and cruise the coast of Maine! Choose from 7 trawler yachts and 12 sailboats. We are located in Brooksville at the head of Eggemoggin Reach in Penobscot Bay. Learn More
This family owned full service marina is located on beautiful, secluded Riggs Cove easily reached 3 miles from open ocean just off the Sheepscot River, 7 miles southeast of Bath. Robinhood is an ideal port when cruising the mid coast of Maine, with 135 slips and 72 moorings, complete service for sail and power yachts up to 55 feet, and clean quiet facilities for boaters, where seal and osprey are often spotted. Robinhood offers transient guests full yacht services including ice, showers, courtesy car and day sailor, Wifi, Laundromat, full dock assistance and repair, pump out, gas & diesel, a Shoreside Library, and the Osprey Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Learn More
Beautiful modern docks and several moorings in the spectacular location of Upper Casco Bay. Stunning vistas of Potts Harbor and the islands of Casco Bay. Deep water docks with good protection, friendly dockhands, fuel (gas and diesel), free pump out, water and ice available for transient yachters . Dolphin Marina can accommodate yachts of up to 250' with shore power and free WiFi. Great stopping point as you head Downeast toward Boothbay and beyond from Portland and points south. Adjacent to the popular family-owned and operated Dolphin Restaurant. Learn More
In beautiful Southwest Harbor, Dysarts offers a full service marina with protected docks (for yachts up to 180’), a friendly staff, showers and wifi for boat guests. Steps from the scenic docks are casual restaurants Grumpy’s and Upper Deck overlooking the water, plus a West Marine and chandlery. It’s a short walk to town to Southwest Harbor shops, cafes. On the Island Explorer free shuttle accessing Mount Desert Island and Acadia Park. Learn More
Located in downtown Portland, Fore Points Marina accommodates vessels of all sizes with first class hospitality and full-service amenities. Nestled in a protected safe harbor, you will be surrounded by scenic Casco Bay and just steps away from the Old Port’s exciting culinary scene, boutique shops, and activities. The gated marina is professionally staffed at all times providing you and your crew with any essential or luxury desired to make your short or extended stay delightful! Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More