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THINGS TO DO

Enjoy a Variety of Attractions in the Boothbay Area

Being on the waterfront of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, puts you in the ideal location for exploring the coast.
59th Annual Windjammer Days
59th Annual Windjammer Days
June 26, 2022 to July 02, 2022
Windjammer Days Festival held annually and the town fills up quickly for this event. Tall ships! 16 schooners attending this year for this week long event. Windjammers sailing into our beautiful Boothbay Harbor. Stay seven consecutive nights and your last night will be free! Windjammer Days Future Dates: June 26- July 2, 2022 June 25- July 1, 2023 June 23- June 29, 2024 June 22- June 28, 2025 Blessing of the Fleet Cod Fish Relays Gathering of the Tall Ship Fleet Antique Boat Parade Tall Ships Festival Fireworks over the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade Pirates of the Dark Rock Skipping Contest Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial June 25-27, 2021 Following a discussion with Tall Ships America and the vessels who planned to participate in 2020, the decision was made to move the Tall Ships Festival event to June, 2021. After this historic and unexpected year, we are looking forward to celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial and welcoming these stately ships* to our harbor. Tall Ship Ticket Tour Sales begin June 1! Tour these three magnificent vessels. One ticket to tour the Spirit of Bermuda, Lynx and Santa Maria - $20/person*. Tours run June 25 through June 27, 2021 10 am - 4 pm. Check back on June 1 to purchase tickets here. *Does not include ticket processing fee Please check back often for updated information as changes may be necessary. Some vessels may not be able to attend. Ticket costs and limits may need to be changed. This a fluid situation with many variables to consider including CDC guidelines and logistics due to ship locations. We appreciate your patience and understanding. SPIRIT OF BERMUDA https://bermudasloop.org/ Billed as the core of the Bermuda Sloop Foundation youth development program is the sail training vessel and national icon Spirit of Bermuda. Focusing on middle school students, Spirit of Bermuda was built with the purpose of teaching the seagoing traditions of Bermuda along with providing a safe and transformational experience for youth. Her sparred length is 118’ and she carries 3 masts. Spirt of Bermuda was constructed in Rockport, Maine and has provided life changing experiences to more than 4,500 young people. Captain Alex Peacock will be at her helm. Alex is the son of Don Peacock, Captain of the Tall Ship Lynx. We are delighted to have these two skilled father and son captains joining us for this very special celebration. You can visit her dockside in the harbor (location to be determined). First National Bank would like to honor VETS (Veterans’ Emergency Temporary Shelters) First National Bank is proud to recognize Boothbay V.E.T.S. Boothbay Veterans’ Emergency Temporary Shelters began with American Legion Hall #36’s Ed Harmon, Arthur Richardson and John Hargreaves. Their mission is to provide short term shelter for homeless Veterans. Using donated funds, services and labor they outfit trailers with super insulation, refrigerators, microwaves, beds, heaters, and bedding. V.E.T.S. currently have 5 trailers outfitted and used in partnership with…. (visit Windjammer Days Heroes for the rest of the story). Lynx https://tallshiplynx.com/ Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp in 1812 in Fell’s Point, Maryland. She was among the first ships to defend American freedom by evading the British naval fleet then blockading American ports and serving in the important privateering efforts. She is 122’ at sparred length with 2 masts. Today, the Tall Ship Lynx is a non-partisan, educational organization, dedicated to hands-on educational programs that teach the history of America’s struggle to preserve its independence. The maritime challenges during the War of 1812 are taught aboard the American Privateer Schooner Lynx utilizing a comprehensive, interactive program designed to enrich personal achievement through teamwork and the discipline of sail training. You can visit her dockside in the harbor (location to be determined). NAO SANTA MARIA In 2018, a spectacular replica of the Santa Maria was launched off the coast of Spain by the non-profit Nao Victoria Foundation. Nao Santa Maria is a full-scale replica of La Santa Maria, the largest of the three Spanish ships used by Columbus in his first voyage. Nao Santa Maria has been adapted with innovative systems for greater maneuverability and durability. With 5 decks, 4 iron masts, and a sparred length of 95', she's a sight to be seen atop of the sea. The Nao Santa Maria is recognized all over the world as a symbol of history. She sails through ports around the world to educate visitors about seafarer traditions, and is a welcome addition to our historical maritime event. SCHOONER ALERT The Schooner ALERT is a 70 foot traditional wooden plank on frame design. She was designed and built by Paul Rollins and a team of shipwrights in York, Maine. In 1992 she was christened TALL COTTON and sailed between Florida and Mt. Desert Island, Maine. Later she was converted into a commercial fishing vessel and renamed ALERT. She fished for six years out of Portland, Maine and was then sold to Perry Davis and Bethany McNelly-Davis. They converted the fishing vessel ALERT into a United States Coast Guard inspected passenger vessel that they operate out of Bailey Island, Maine from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Custom Charters Available. Stay turned for details! Need more information? Contact us at windjammerdays@gmail.com
Gardens Aglow Boothbay Botanical Gardens
Gardens Aglow - Harbor Lights 2021
Gardens Aglow - Harbor Lights 2021
November 14, 2021 to December 31, 2029
2021 dates November 20–Jan 1 4:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Please Get your Tickets in advance. Nov 17 Gingerbread House Building Class at the Opera House @ 2:00-3:00 Nov 20-Jan 1 Gardens Aglow - at the Coastal Maine Gardens Nov 20 Early Bide Sale!!! Wear your pajama's Enter the Boothbay Harbor Bed Races! Nov 27 Lighted Fire Truck Parade and Contest Shop Local Saturday Small Business - All Day! Dec 4 Lighted Boat Parade and Holiday Sparkle Fireworks Dec 10 Cherish the Ladies Celtic Christmas at the Opera House 7:30pm Dec 11 Santa Arrives!!! Story Tie, Tree Lighting and Sing Along! Dec 15 Men's night shopping Dec 16-19 Gingerbread Spectacular at the Opera House A driving tour of magical light. Please make sure you purchase your tickets in advance! Gardens Aglow will light up the Boothbay peninsula for the seventh year in a row in 2021 as a driving tour. This annual family tradition of experiencing the lights of Gardens Aglow will accommodate safety protocols necessary for large events.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Guardians of the Seeds by Thomas Dambo - Make sure you purchase your tickets before you go! The new attraction at the Gardens are Lovely Trolls!! This visit to the gardens, go all-in on an experience that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Included with regular Gardens admission, join us as we set the stage to focus on Maine’s woods, from their history to their sustainability. Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s magical, mysterious, and mammoth recycled-wood sculptures will anchor our efforts. This season, our trolls will help you discover new ways to lose—and find—yourself in our forests. Hidden throughout our native, natural wooded areas, these giant trolls wait to be unearthed. They’re friendly, but their message is something you’ll want to discover for yourself. Find our trolls and uncover the teachings they impart, then put all the clues together and learn the secret of Guardians of the Seeds. This is your chance to disconnect from the world, only to reconnect with the Earth. 132 Botanical Gardens Drive Boothbay, ME 04537 https://www.mainegardens.org/events-exhibits/giant-trolls/visit-faq/
Cabbage Island Lobster Bake - the best classic New England Lobster Bake
Cabbage Island Lobster Bake - the best classic New England Lobster Bake
June 19, 2021 to September 12, 2029
Sail the Bennie Alice from Pier 6, a two minute walk from The Harbour Towne Inn Bed and Breakfast, to Cabbage Island, a quintessential Maine experience. The Moore family hosts guests 7 days a week from the end of June through the weekend after Labor Day. There you will enjoy a traditional Downeast clambake cooked on the water's edge. To make a reservation, please call the Cabbage Island ticket booth directly at 207-633-7200 Rain or shine, Harbour Towne Inn highly recommends making a reservation! The do not take credit cards or debt cards, cash only and they book up early and everyday.

Maine Maritime Museum
Maine Maritime Museum
September 01, 2021 to September 01, 2029
243 Washington Street, Bath, Maine 04530 207-443-1316 Open daily 9:30am to 5:00pm We offer discounted tickets that entitles the bearer to the member rate for cruises and programs and 20% off admission. The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land and Sea Take this combined trolley tour and cruise for an up-close look at Navy vessels currently under construction. Runs at 12:45 pm Monday-Friday, May 20- October 25. Board the Schooner Mary E Dockside Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience Experience the sensation of standing high atop a lighthouse with crashing surf below in this one of a kind immersive exhibit. Lobstering & The Maine Coast The complete story of Maine's most iconic fishery: from trap to table. Learn the ins and outs of this unique industry in their 6,2000 square-foot, multi-level exhibit. Plus Guided Tours - Demonstrations - Playship
Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
June 01, 2021 to June 01, 2023
2021 Season Ellis Paul, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Alison Brown Band, Skerryvore, Jim Brickman, David Bromberg Quintet, Sons of Serendip, Alton, Beppe Gambetta, Susan Serner, Rodney Crowell, Matt Nakao, Cherish the Ladies, Alasdair Fraser, Amethyst Kiah and The Small Glories. Check the website for additional venues. You can't really predict what each new season of musical offerings will be. Just to name a few: traditional, pop, rock, folk, blues, jazz and many international ensembles. The cost is very modest, considering the quality of the performers. It's noteworthy that this entire year-long enterprise is comprised of a core of volunteers! Typically at each show desserts are a available as well as a bar with beers, drinks and soda on the 2nd floor. This is a historic building that has seen many uses over the years. It's past makes for interesting reading. Tickets can sell out quickly, so it's wise to look a few months in advance. There is general seating downstairs and in the wrap-around mezzanine. There is reserved seating for sponsors, donors and organizations with prior arrangements. Harbour Towne Inn is right across the street from this lovely building! Yes, we agree the lucky ones!!

Museum
Maine Maritime Museum
Maine Maritime Museum
April 01, 2019 to April 01, 2030
This Land is Your Land
Boothbay Region Land Trust
Boothbay Region Land Trust
August 01, 2019 - 9:00am to August 01, 2099 - 4:30pm
https://bbrlt.org (207) 633-4818 Boothbay Region Land Trust 60 Samoset Road PO Box 183 Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 From rugged islands to tranquil forests. Take a hike along trails, enjoy the rocky coastlines, coastal islands and river corridors. Visitor Center open Monday - Friday 9am-4:30pm 207-633-4818 35 Miles of Hiking Trails, Outdoor Recreation, Habitat Protection, Educational Programs, Resources Conservation, Environmental Leadership. Open Year-Round and it's free!!! Boothbay Region Land Trust welcomes visitors to its preserves year-round, free of charge. In order to protect our fragile lands, please adhere to the following rules: Overnight camping and fires are not permitted. Dogs must stay under voice command or leash, and be leashed when approaching other hikers. Oak Point Farm requires dogs on leash at all times. Seasonally signs may be posted indicating dogs should be kept on leash in sensitive areas such as nesting bird sites. No dogs are permitted at Damariscove Island. Please pack out trash including cleaning up and packing out waste from dogs. Organized parties of greater than 10 people must obtain permission for use. Commercial use is not permitted. Be respectful of working waterfront activities at Roberts Wharf and Damariscove Island. Please respect the private property of abutting neighbors by not trespassing. Several preserves have right-of-way trail access by permission of private landowners. Please stay on the trail at these locations. https://bbrlt.org/trails/

Maine State Aquarium
Maine State Aquarium
September 01, 2001 to September 01, 2029
The Maine State Aquarium also exhibits a variety of sport-fish species that are of major interest to anglers. At center stage, sharks and skates circle the tank waiting to be patted by those who dare. One of our favorites and the special attraction is the 20 foot-long touch tank that houses a multitude of invertebrates.
Schooner Lazy Jack Cruises in Boothbay Harbor
Schooner Lazy Jack Cruises in Boothbay Harbor
The Lazy Jack was built in 1947 by builder and designer Fred Whittier in the shipyard of Whittier and Lowe in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Lazy Jack takes its lines from the traditions of the great Gloucester fishing schooners of the 1800’s. A scaled down topsail schooner, Lazy Jack is constructed from long leaf yellow pine planking over white oak frames and measures 48ft. in overall length, with a 12 ft. beam and a full keel that draws 6 ft. Under a full press, Lazy Jack carries a mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, jib topsail and a fisherman.

Monhegan Day Trip with the Balmy Days Cruises
Monhegan Day Trip with the Balmy Days Cruises
Get away from it all and experience a Monhegan Day Trip with Balmy Days Cruises! Monhegan Island is a unique and beautiful island 12 miles off the the docks in Boothbay Harbor. Monhegan Island is known for its striking natural beauty, attracts artists and nature lovers from around the world.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Historic Site in Mid-Coast Maine Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 3115 Bristol Road Bristol, Maine 04558 207-677-2492

Maine Brewers' Guild
Maine Brewers' Guild
Favorite Breweries Boothbay Craft Brewery Oxbow Brewing Company Monhegan Brewing Company Download the Maine Tasting Passport from the Maine Brewers' Guild app and get ready for the Maine Beer Trail Challenge
Kayaking and Canoeing - Tidal Transit Kayak
Kayaking and Canoeing - Tidal Transit Kayak
207-633-7140 18 Granary Way, Boohtbay Harbor, Maine 04538

Eastwind Schooner
Eastwind Schooner
May 10, 2022 to September 30, 2022
Pier 2, 20 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine Four Trips daily - 2 hour sail 207-633-6598
Cellardoor Winery
Cellardoor Winery
Made in Maine, award winning wines are created in small, handcrafted batches with grapes sourced from their vineyards as well as many premier vineyards across the country.

Captain Fish's Boat Cruise
Captain Fish's Boat Cruise
Spend an afternoon packed with the wonders of nature on this incredible tour. See puffins at Eastern Egg Rock and whales at the feeding grounds. The National Audubon Society has reestablished a puffin colony on Eastern Egg Rock, also enjoy viewing lighthouses and other points of interest on this lovely boat ride.
Carousel Music Theater
Carousel Music Theater
This lovely little gem is a Seasonal Dinner Theater in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Where they celebrate the singers and songs of the Great American Songbook from the 1940's-1970's in our original comedy revues. During late July and early August we offer a carefully selected book musical for your entertainment. Enjoy our three course hot Maine fare dinner, while the Cast, who are also the wait-staff sing a cabaret. Following the second course the cast will depart the auditorium to change into costume to begin the entertainment portion of your evening. Dessert is served to all guest so even if you are joining us just for the show they will offer you dessert at intermission as well. (Wednesday matinees are available during July and August and feature cold and hot salads and sandwiches.) 196 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1837

Cap's Fish's Cruises Whale Watch
Cap's Fish's Cruises Whale Watch
Cap’n Fish’s Cruises is the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region and has the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the Mid Coast. Travel to Maine’s prime whale feeding grounds to see whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, seabirds, and more! Also get a tour of the Boothbay Harbor region on the way out and see lighthouses, islands, lobstermen at work, and more. Narrated by Maine’s top marine biologists, this tour takes place on large ships that are fast, seaworthy and modern. Bring cameras!
Cape Newagen Alpace Farm
Cape Newagen Alpace Farm
We are open booking treks and tours. Our gift shop is now a pop up market outside on our covered back porch. Dany, Berry and Zara trekked a little earlier yesterday to beat the threatening rain. ​1020 Hendricks Hill Road, Southport ME 04576 207 633 0416

Burnt Island Lighthouse
Burnt Island Lighthouse
Come learn about Burnt Island’s history, visit its working lighthouse, explore its five-acre island, and/or participate in professional development training. Approximately one mile from the port of Boothbay Harbor, this historic site is an exceptional educational and recreational facility for teachers, school children, summer visitors and boaters. Living History Lighthouse Tour – Step back in time (to 1950) and learn about the life and times of Keeper Joseph Muise, a true lighthouse keeper and his family. For information on dates, times, departure location, and more, visit the Burnt Island Living Lighthouse Program schedule.
Fishing - Boat Charters- Boothbay Harbor
Fishing - Boat Charters- Boothbay Harbor
Charger Sportfishing 80 Commercial Street, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 207-380-4556 Catch 22 Fishing 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport, ME 04576 207-380-6408 207-785-2408 Bingo Deep Sea Fishing 100 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 207-633-3775 Saltwater Maine dba Shark Six Charters, LLC 207-633-5929 Captain Barry Gibson 19 Royall Rd. East Boothbay, ME 04544 CALL and Book your Charter TODAY! 207-633-5929 Captain Barry Gibson The Charger Sportfishing Charters Captain Mark Stover 207-380-4556 Mainetain Fishing Charters Runs from June-September and takes off from Kaler’s Crab and Lobster House Highly recommended to book in advance! Captain Ben Kaler 603-566-6743 Breakaway Sportfishing Choose from 3 charter options and locations. 14 Royal Road East Boothbay, ME. 04544 207-350-5118 Sailing Lobster Tour - Sail Muscongus sailmuscongus.com 207-380-5460 Sarah Mead Sweet Action Charters Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, 207-318-4898 Harbor Bait- 69 Atlantic Ave Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2215

Food Tours, Boothbay Harbor
Food Tours, Boothbay Harbor
Maine Foodie Tours tickets online only 207-233-7485
Ram Island Lighthouse
Ram Island Lighthouse
When planning a trip to Ram Island Lighthouse, first make sure you are headed to the correct Ram Island. The name was a popular one, and there are twenty-one Ram Islands in Maine. The one that is home to Ram Island Lighthouse is located near Boothbay Harbor and formerly served as a place to quarantine rams to control sheep breeding. Ram Island Lighthouse is sometimes confused with Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse, a stone tower in Casco Bay that is visible from Portland Head Lighthouse. Ram Island Lighthouse before the red brick portion of the tower was painted white Photograph courtesy U. S. Coast Guard On March 3, 1837, Congress appropriated $5,000 for a lighthouse on Ram Island, where it could mark the entrance to both Fisherman’s Island Passage, the eastern gateway to Boothbay Harbor, and Damariscotta River. As a first step in investigating the need for this lighthouse, Captain Joseph Smith of the U.S. Navy solicited the opinions of local mariners. In response, twenty-two individuals signed a letter, dated May 15, 1837, that read in part, “We the undersigned…would cheerfully unite in recommending said island as a suitable and proper place for the erection of said light-house. We have for a long time had occasion to pass in and out said river, and think a light-house on said island would be of great service and utility to vessels of every kind coming in or going out of said Damariscotta river, or bound elsewhere.” Boothbay Harbor is well known as one of the most important harbors upon the whole coast. It is easy of ingress and egress, large, safe in gales from any point of the compass, deep, with good anchorage in any part of it. It is a harbor which all vessels bound east or west, when met by head winds or unfavorable weather, endeavor to make, being a sort of rendezvous for coasters; and more than 300 sail have been seen anchored there at one time. The question, then, is, what works will give to navigation the greatest facilities, and where shall they be placed? Any one much acquainted with nautical affairs, sailing into [Boothbay] harbor from the west, and from it through the eastern passage, will be struck with the advantages a light at the entrance of the eastern passage would give; and there is no point, in my opinion, so well adapted to this end as Ram island. But when the fact is stated, that from that island there are in view four light-houses, and within the compass of twelve or fifteen miles seven lights, viz: Seguin, Pond island, Hendrick’s head, Burnt island, Pemaquid, Franklin island, and Monhegan, one of two conclusions seems to me inevitable: either that some of these lights are not judiciously located, or that no more are required in that vicinity. I am strongly inclined to the former conclusion. …while the present lights are supported, it would not, I think, be judicious to establish another upon Ram island.

Reel Addiction - Sportsfishing and Sightseeing Tours
Reel Addiction - Sportsfishing and Sightseeing Tours
Hodgdon Yacht Services 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport, ME 04576 Pandion Sportfishing Phone - Stripper Fishing- Charter Fishing www.pandionsportfishing.com 207-380-2791 Reel Addition Sporting Fishing Captain Jordan Coran Tuna Fishing Stripper Fishing Bluefin 207-380-2791
The Museum in the Street
The Museum in the Street
Boothbay Harbor joins 10 other Maine towns, including Wiscasset, in establishing its own Museum in the Streets (MITS). The approximately one-hour walk includes 24 informational signs around both sides of the harbor and three introductory signs with brochures at each end of the footbridge and at the municipal parking lot. (207) 633-3541

Yoga, Massage, Shopping and Wellness
Yoga, Massage, Shopping and Wellness
Crow Point Yoga 24 West Street Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Care Free Boat Club Maine
Care Free Boat Club Maine
May 21, 2021 - 7:00am to May 21, 2029
207-288-7346 19 By-Way Boothbay Harbor Maine 04538 Maintenance -free boating. Boating without owning.

Boothbay Farmers Market
Boothbay Farmers Market
May 20, 2021 - 9:00am to October 07, 2029 - 12:00pm
1 Common Drive, Boothbay, Maine 04537 Every Thursday 9:00am
Beaches and State Parks near Boothbay Harbor
Beaches and State Parks near Boothbay Harbor
Barrett Park Hendricks Head Ocean Point Popham Beach Reid State Park

Barrett Park
Barrett Park
Barrett Park is a public park on Lobster Cove Road in Boothbay Harbor. One of our many treasures in the Boothbay Region. This beautiful park offers picnic tables and swimming for all. Jump off Cyclops Rock into the icy waters or race out to Mermaid Rock and back. Sea glass, plein-air artists, volleyball, yoga classes, fishing so much to do in a beautiful setting. 131 Lobster Cove Road Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538
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