What can we do in Boothbay Harbor, Maine?

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I wanted to take several blog entries to talk about all of the activities going on during the summer  in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. This entry will deal with our favorite ocean activities, because, well, we live in a Harbor.

This is the schooner Eastwind in Boothbay Harbor as it passes one of our many regional lighthouses

Cabbage Island Clambakes – A very well-run operation that combines a harbor tour with a true New England lobster bake on a privately owned island.

Schooner Sailing – A must for anyone visiting the Maine coast. See it the way the first visitors did – aboard one of the traditional wooden sailing vessels that call Boothbay Harbor home. Schooner Eastwind, a traditional wooden windjammer captained by world voyagers (and outstanding hosts) Herb & Doris Smith; Schooner Lazy Jack with Captain Joe Tassi; or Bay Lady, a friendship sloop run by Balmy Days Cruises.

Blackjack Sport Fishing – Captain Dan Stevens grew up on the bays and inlets of this region, and you won’t find a more knowledgeable or experienced guide. If its stripers you’re after, he’s your man. (207-633-64452 or cell: 207-380-5445)

Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour – A limited schedule, but worth going out of your way for this living history tour, seen through the eyes of the last lightkeeper’s family.

Go to the Welch House Inn’s “Innkeeper’s Picks” page to see more choices for great activities in the Boothbay Harbor region, or read what the Boston Globe has to say about our fair town.


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