Attractions on the Boothbay Peninsula

Things to Do~ On the Boothbay Peninsula*
Hike....Bike....Fish....Sail....Boat....Kayak....Canoe....Walk....
Sightsee....Shop....Antiques....Galleries....Golf....Mini-Golf....
Movies....Dinner Theatre....Concerts....Performing Arts....Museums....Aquarium....Eat Lusciously....
Go to a LobsterBake....Take a boat tour....
Visit the Botanical Garden (just 4 miles away)....
Watch the wildlife....
Things to Do ~ At the Inn   Things to Do ~ Farther Afield

AQUARIUM

Maine State Aquarium
P.O. Box 8
194 McKown Pt. Road
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: 207-633-9500
Fax: 207-633-9579
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.maine.gov/dmr
Email: elaine.jones@maine.gov
 
The Marine Resources Aquarium is located on the shore of beautiful West Boothbay Harbor. Come touch sharks and other marine life, learn about the fisheries of Maine, and see our entertaining and educational displays. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the views.

 

BOATING, SAILING, & KAYAKING

Balmy Days Cruises {Monhegan Island Trip}
P.O. Box 535
Pier 8 - Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-2284
Fax: 207-633-7958
Toll Free: 1-800-298-2284
Web Site : http://www.balmydayscruises.com
Email: info@balmydayscruises.com
 
Explore the fishing village, hiking trails, and dramatic headlands. Visit art galleries, craft shops, the MONHEGAN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE, and the Monhegan Historical & Cultural Museum. One trip daily at 9:30 a.m. 1-1/2 hour crossing. Leave Monhegan at 2:45 p.m.

 

Bay Lady (Sailing)
P.O. Box 535
Pier 8 - Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-2284
Fax: 207-633-7958
Toll Free: 1-800-298-2284
Web Site : http://www.balmydayscruises.com
Email: info@balmydayscruises.com
 
Enjoy a quiet sail around the beautiful islands and lighthouses of Boothbay Harbor aboard the 31' Friendship Sloop. 1-1/2 hour sails 5 times daily.

 

   
Boothbay Whale Watch At Fisherman’s Wharf Inn
 
22 Commercial Street, Pier 6
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone:
Fax:
Toll Free: 1-888-WHALE-ME
Web Site : www.whaleme.com
Email:
 
Experience the adventure of seeking the world’s largest mammals aboard the Harbor Princess, a high-speed, aluminum vessel, custom-designed for whale watching. Spacious heated cabin and a full service galley. Our bottom deck has 360 degrees of rail space, allowing our passengers to view the whales from all locations.

 

Cabbage Island Clambakes
 
Pier 6
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone:
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.cabbageislandclambakes.com
Email:
 
Old-fashioned clambakes. Watch lobsters and steamers prepared in seaweed in real "Downeast" tradition at water's edge. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Linekin Bay and the magnificent views of nearby shores. Explore open ocean trails on acres of unspoiled beauty. Open for bakes daily June 27 - September 9. Departs from Pier 6.

 

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch & Sightseeing Cruises
P.O. Box 660
Pier 1
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-3244
Fax:
Toll Free: 1-800-636-3244
Web Site : http://www.mainewhales.com
Email:
 
Daily cruises and whale watches in season. See seals, lighthouses, area islands and wildlife. Cruising from Pier 1 and Pier 8, Boothbay Harbor. Contact our Red Ticket Booth at Pier 1

 

Miss Boothbay (Fishing)
P.O. Box 535
Pier 8 - Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-2285
Fax: 207-633-7959
Toll Free: 1-800-298-2285
Web Site : http://www.balmydayscruises.com
Email: info@balmydayscruises.com
 
The fish are plentiful, the scenery is spectacular, and the company is fun on this 2-hour trip aboard MISS BOOTHBAY. Great trip for the whole family. Several trips daily.

 

Novelty {Harbor Tours}
P.O. Box 535
Pier 8 - Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-2284
Fax: 207-633-7958
Toll Free: 1-800-298-2284
Web Site : http://www.balmydayscruises.com
Email: info@balmydayscruises.com
 
One hour HARBOR TOURS 5-6 times daily and several nights weekly on the NOVELTY. Interesting trip around the harbor stopping briefly at Squirrel Island. LIGHTHOUSE TOUR twice daily with 2 hours on BURNT ISLAND. A living history presentation of life at a Light Station.

 

Schooner Eastwind
at Fishermen's Wharf Inn
20 Commercial Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-6598 or 207-586-5014
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site :
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2-hour harbor sailboat rides on Maine built Schooner Eastwind with Herb and Doris Smith. Two-time world voyages; Books "Sailing Three Oceans" sold onboard.

 

Schooner Momentum
 
Pier 7
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-5940
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.outreachsailingadventures.com/
Email:
 
We welcome you to participate in sailing "Momentum:. A traditional design of an 1833 Chesapeake Bay Pilot Schooner. Our tours combine the breathtaking beauty of sailing Maine's precious waters and exploring her unique maritime heritage. Come sail with us.

 

Tidal Transit Kayak Co.
 
18 Granary Way
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-7440
Fax: 207-633-7140
Toll Free: 1-877-633-7140
Web Site : http://www.kayakBoothbay.com
Email: TidalTransit@hotmail.com
 
Make the great outdoors the highlight of your trip to Maine - known for its wildlife, secluded areas, clean water and beautiful landscapes. Perfect for a large group of friends, family, or on your own. Take a custom kayak tour. Tandems available. If you prefer dry feet, bicycles are available hourly or daily.

 

BOAT BUILDER/REPAIR/RENTALS

Finest Kind Wooden Boats
P.O. Box 524
24 McKown Point Road
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: 207-380-9636
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.finestkindboats.com
Email: rickprose@verizon.net
 
A traditional boat shop specializing in construction, repair, and restoration of boats up to 40 feet in length. We also rent traditional sail and power boats during the summer season.

 

DINNER THEATRES & MUSIC ARTS

Boothbay Playhouse
P.O. Box 577
275 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone: 207-633-3379
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : www.boothbayplayhouse.com
Email: webythec@clinic.net
 
The Boothbay Playhouse presents a summer season of fully staged productions of Broadway favorites. This season's shows are "Little Shop of Horrors" - June 15 to July 7, "Carousel" - July 18-August 4, and "Just a Matter of Time" - August 9 to August 18.

 

Boothbay Region Community TV
P.O. Box 500
 
Boothbay Harbor,, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-5022
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.brctv.org
Email: brctv7@verizon.net
 
Boothbay Region Community Television is the only electronic media outlet serving the residents of our unique coastal community. We offer training in the use of audio/video equipment; maintain and provide equipment and studio space; and guarantee broadcast access to all volunteer producers, to document and share the life of our community.

 

Carousel Music & Dinner Theatre
P.O. Box 665
196 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-5297
Fax: 207-633-5297
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.carouselmusictheatre.com
Email: info@carouselmusictheatre.com
 
 

 

Lincoln Arts Festival
P.O. Box 391
 
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-3913
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.lincolnartsfestival.org
Email: laf@wiscasset.net
 
 

 

The Harbor Theatre
Box 570
Meadow Mall, 185G Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-0438
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site :
Email: harbortheatre@worldlinkisp.com
 
 

 

GUIDE SERVICE & TOURS

Downeast Guide Service
P.O. Box 156
 
Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone: 207-633-5083
Fax: 207-633-5799
Toll Free:
Web Site :
Email: deguide@nnei.net
 
29 years experience of group planning, personalized and historic itineraries along the coast of Maine. Step-on guides, lobster bakes, boat rides, Dining and accommodations'plenty of Downeast flavor.

 

HIKING TRAILS & GARDENS

Boothbay Region Land Trust
P.O. Box 183
1 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-4818
Fax: 207-633-7828
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.bbrlt.org
Email: brlt@bbrlt.org
 
Since 1980, the BRLT has conserved the beauty of the Boothbay region by protecting land for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors. Enjoy over 30 miles of hiking trails and 40 events, free to the public.

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
P.O. Box 234
Barter's Island Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone: 207-633-4333
Fax: 207-633-2366
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.mainegardens.org
Email: cmbg@mainegardens.org
 
Discover magnificent perennial gardens, stonework, waterfront and woodland trails, moss-covered ledges, sculpture, and much more at Maine's only botanical garden - on 28 acres just a mile from Boothbay Center. Spectacular new Visitor Center wtih gift shop and cafe. Exciting events, programs, and exhibits year-round for all ages.

 

MUSEUMS

Boothbay Railway Village
P.O. Box 123
586 Wiscasset Road
Boothbay, ME 04537
Phone: 207-633-4727
Fax: 207-633-4733
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.railwayvillage.org
Email: staff@railwayvillage.org
 
Nowhere else in New England can you experience a steam train ride, historical village exhibits and an outstanding collection of over 60 antique vehicles in one museum. The Boothbay Railway Village offers the unique environment of a rural village, beautiful gardens, and a village green surrounded by historic structures. The Village exhibits are fascinating and informative, evocative of our rich New England heritage.

 

Boothbay Region Historical Society
P.O. Box 272
72 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone: 207-633-0820
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : www.boothbayhistorical.org
Email: brhs@gwi.net
 
 

 

Desert of Maine
 
95 Desert Road
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone:
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.desertofmaine.com/
Email: info@desertofmaine.com
 
Enjoy a 30 minute narrated riding tour on a glacier desert. Visit a barn museum built in 1783, Gemstone Hunt of 12 years and younger, Walking Tour, Gift Store, Picnic Area. Educational and entertaining. Located 2 miles from L.L. Bean.

 

Maine Maritime Museum
 
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Phone: 207-443-1316
Fax: 207-443-1665
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org
Email: maritime@bathmaine.com
 
Family fun and exploration - 25-acre riverfront campus showcases an historic Shipyard, Victorian era Donnell House, marine art, models, maritime artifacts, tools. Also trolly tours through Bath Iron Works, heritage, lighthouse and wildlife cruises and fabulous Maine-themed Museum Store. Open year round, just minutes south of Route 1 in historic Bath.

 

Owls Head Transportation Museum
P.O. Box 277
Route 73
Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone: 207-594-4418
Fax: 207-594-4410
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.owlshead.org
Email: info@ohtm.org
 
Located in the heart of Maine's midcoast. The museum is home to an operating collection of antique aircraft, automobiles and more. Our special events include vintage car rallies, antique airplane shows, free Model T rides and children's activities! Open everyday, year round. There's fun for the whole family!

 

Winters Gone Farm & Alpaca Store
 
245 Alna Road
Wiscasset, ME 04578
Phone: 207-882-9191
Fax:
Toll Free: 1-800-645-0188
Web Site : www.wintersgone.com
Email: wintersgonefarm@msn.com
 
Alpacas are gentle by nature, easy to care for, and are a great way to enhance your life. We invite you to visit our farm May 15 to October 30. Open daily. Nov. 1st thru May 14th open Friday thru Sunday {and by appointment}. Our farm is located on Route 218 just 2.5 miles north of Route 1 in Wiscasset and the mid-coast Boothbay/Pemaquid Region.

 

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum
P.O. Box 242
97 Cross Road
Alna, ME 04535
Phone: 207-882-4193 or 207-563-2516
Fax:
Toll Free:
Web Site : http://www.wwfry.org
Email: webmaster@wwfry.org
 
The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum is an operating, two-foot gauge steam railroad which uses the original right-of-way and equipment to educate our visitors on the social and economic impact on the Sheepscot Valley communities this narrow gauge railroad served.

Boothbay Region Information Center
PO Box 187, Route 27 & 323 Adams Pond Road • Boothbay, Maine • 04537
207-633-4743
Open weekends: April 29 - June 12
Full time: June 15 - October 9
Email all year

 

Down to the Sea in Ships. . .and Kayaks!

Afloat, afoot, or on wheels, Boothbay Harbor has so much to do that you might have a hard time fitting everything in!

Our harbor bustles with fishing vessels and pleasure craft in equal numbers. Board one of the many excursion boats to enjoy a harbor tour, savor an island lobster bake, cruise out to explore Monhegan Island, or spend the day watching seals, puffins and whales. Explore the region's countless coves and inlets while experiencing some of the best sea kayaking available anywhere.

Take a romantic evening sail aboard a Friendship sloop or a schooner and listen to the stories of seasoned captains, some of whom have sailed the seven seas.

See the handiwork of local boat yards, which continue the tradition in state-of-the art materials, keeping alive our heritage of world-class boat builders.

 

On land, explore some of more than a dozen nature trails, many of them offer spectacular ocean views.

Stroll our flower-lined streets and visit the boutiques, antique shops, and art galleries along the way, then catch a play or concert at our Historic Opera House.

Don't miss the touch tank at the Marine Resources Aquarium, and be sure to ride the narrow gauge steam train to a barn filled with antique autos at the Railway Village.

Children can also enjoy mini golf, or try their luck in the vintage candlepin bowling lanes.

Visit the Historical Society in Boothbay Harbor and the Museum in Southport to learn about ice cutting and ship building in days gone by.

Boothbay Harbor is also an excellent central location from which to explore the mid-coast.

Historic Bath is home to the Maine Maritime Museum (30 minutes); the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse is a must-see (50 minutes), and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland has an impressive collection of Wyeths, Homers, and more (60 minutes).

Other interesting sights in Mid-Coast and Down East Maine are an easy day trip away. You'll find a comprehensive list of activities listed here to help you plan your trip.

In fact, there's so much to do in Boothbay Harbor, we're sure you'll want to return again and again!

 

 

Activities

Arts & Entertainment

Boating, Charters & Rentals

Boating, Cruising & Sailing

Fishing

Kayaking

Marinas

Museums & Exhibits

Sports & Recreation

Tours & Scenic Rides

Whale Watching

Worship

Fireworks

Puffins

 

 


  *With thanks to the two Chambers of Commerce: Boothbay and Boothbay
            Harbor Region

 

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