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 mid-coast. Ideal location for exploring the State of Maine. If you are lucky enough live on the water, you're lucky enough!!
Schooner Eastwind & Applejack
Day Sail or Sunset Sail
Sunset Sales - Departures Between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Opens May 1- October 23, 2023. Hidden throughout our native, natural wooded areas, these giant trolls wait to be unearthed. Find our trolls and uncover the teachings they impart, then put all the clues together and learn the secret of Guardians of the Seeds by Thomas Dambo.
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537
Cabbage Island Lobster Bake - the best classic New England Lobster Bake
Operates June 17 - September 4, 2023. Sail the Bennie Alice from Pier 6, 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. 207-633-7200 Rain or shine!
From rugged islands to tranquil forests. Take a hike along trails, enjoy the rocky coastlines, coastal islands and river corridors.
35 Miles of Hiking Trails, Outdoor Recreation, Habitat Protection, Educational Programs, Resources Conservation, Environmental Leadership. Open Year-Round and it's free!!!
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.
2023 Season - Please check the website for 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!
Harbour Towne Inn is right across the street from this lovely building! Yes, we agree the lucky ones!!
Come celebrate historic tradition on board the oldest surviving oyster fishing schooner. Schooner Isaac H. Evans is a true testament to the history of America’s working waterfront.
Maine State Aquarium
Opening again in June 28, 2023. through Labor Day 2023. Hours 10:00- 4:00 p.m. 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.
Boohtbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge
Annual Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge. July 22 and 23, 2023.
Hodgdon Yachts is very pleased to support the return of the Shipyard Cup newly configured as a classic yacht regatta under the umbrella of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club,” says Tim Hodgdon, president of Hodgdon Yachts, which hosted the original Shipyard Cup Regatta and is a lead sponsor of new event.
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 docks in Boothbay Harbor. Monhegan Island is known for its striking natural beauty, attracts artists and nature lovers from around the world.
July 15 and 16, 2023 The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts. Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl.
August 18-20, 2023. Balloon rides are available for 6 launches throughout the weekend. Morning flights launch at 6 a.m. and evening flights lift off at 6 p.m.
All balloon rides are free-flying and go where the wind takes them. Balloons range in size—from 2 to 10 passengers. Whatever the size of your group, we can find a balloon to fit your needs. At the end of each balloon ride, there will be a champagne toast to celebrate your adventure.
Historic Site in Mid-Coast Maine
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
3115 Bristol Road
Maine Brewers' Guild
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
August 18-20, 2023
Amateur or professional boat builder, bring your boat and display it for Belfast Harbor Fest visitors to see.
Kayak, canoe, skiff, sailboat, launches – if it fits on a small trailer or on top of a car –
All kinds of classic boats are welcome on Saturday, August 19, 2023, 9 AM to 4 PM at Heritage Park
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.
July 21, 2023
Annually, in July, BRGC offers our community an enjoyable opportunity to tour Boothbay peninsula homes and gardens that showcase the creative ways that homeowners are meeting the unique gardening challenges of our rugged coastal environment. The Home and Garden tour is a highlight of the summer season in the Boothbay Harbor area and a great way to gain an insider’s view of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Advance tickets are available for $35 at the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce starting June 1. 207-633-2353. $40 on the day of the event.
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. Seasonal - Opens May 13, 2023-
August 2-6, 2023
The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine! This annual seafood festival takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday.
What started as an idea for a local marine festival to revive Midcoast Maine communities has turned into an internationally recognized celebration of local seafood. The Maine Lobster Festival attracts visitors from as near as our local communities to those from countries around the globe.
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
Open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m. June through October. Living history tours two days a week. Burnt Island ca only be reached by boat or kayak as it is one mile from port of Boothbay Harbor.
Come learn about Burnt Island’s history, visit its working lighthouse, explore its five-acre island, and/or participate in professional development training. 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.
Catch 22 Fishing - 207-380-6408, 207-785-2408
Bingo Deep Sea Fishing - 207-633-3775
Saltwater Maine 207-633-5929
The Charger Sportfishing Charters 207-380-4556
Mainetain Fishing Charters - 603-566-6743
Breakaway Sportfishing 207-350-5118
Sailing Lobster Tour - 207-380-5460
Sweet Action Charters 207-318-4898
Ram Island Lighthouse
Ram Island Lighthouse before the red brick portion of the tower was painted white
Photograph courtesy U. S. Coast Guard. 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 east, that from that island there are in view four lighthouses, and within the compass of twelve or fifteen miles seven lights,
Reel Addiction - Sportsfishing and Sightseeing Tours
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.
55th Fall Foliage Festival at the Boothbay Railway Museum and Village
October 7, 2023 Weekend. The Fall Foliage Festival has been entertaining visitors for 50 plus years. Traditional events including dozens of vendor booths, fabulous entertainment and live music, delicious Fall Foods, live artists exhibits.
October 1- 9, 2023 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta www.mainepumpkinfest.com
Talented local artists decorate and transform Atlantic Giant Pumpkins
Giant Pumpkin Parade
Watch the Giant Pumpkin Drop
But the best part is the Pumpkin Regatta
Monhegan Island is 350 acres of wildlands and residential homes that welcomes visitors.
The Balmy Days II hosts daily round trips, departing from Pier 8 in Boothbay Harbor at 9:30 am and arrives back at Pier 8 at 4:15pm The boat ride is 1 1/2 hours each way which gives you about 3 3/4 hours to explore the island. Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Also offers a half-hour cruise around the island a 2:00pm with Captain Bill Campbell. http://www.monhegandaytrip.com
Reid State 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
Boothbay Region Historical Society Museum
OPEN ALL YEAR
Admission is free.
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, they offer a carefully selected book musical for your entertainment.
Boogie Down! July 11 - August 3, 2023
Liberty Belles August 8-30. 2023
Art Galleries near downtown Boothbay Harbor Region
"First Friday of the Month" Tour all our lovely Boothbay art galleries. Held June through October. Free, self-guided tour, open house receptions and artist. Up to seventeen art galleries participate. Wiscasset's Art Walk is the third Thursday. Damariscotta and Newcastle are held the fourth Friday of the Month.
Boothbay Reguoin Art Foundation, 1 Townsend Avene, Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library
May 29, 2022 to May 29, 2030
Fantastic little library and used bookstore.
Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursdays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fridays 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Masks required inside.
November 17, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Gardens Aglow will light up the Boothbay peninsula for the eighth year in a row in 2023. This annual family tradition of experiencing the lights of Gardens Aglow will accommodate safety protocols necessary for large events.
Two Maine Events - June 15, 2023 - June 17, 2023, one great weekend! Lobster Bite competition. Experience a taste of Maine's heritage and support our local lobster industry in a a stunning seaside setting at the Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor. Foodies and seafood lovers. Come watch local chefs compete for the best lobster bite and vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award.
VIP tickets include: Early Entry at 5:00pm - Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail hour. Special Tour of Shipyard Museum. First in line for Lobster bites from all the chefs. Reserved parking at the Carousel Music Theartre and the Trolley will shuttle you to and from the Shipyard.