Why Boothbay Harbor is the Best Boating Destination in Maine

Love boats? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a day tripper, Boothbay Harbor is one of your best boating destinations in Maine! You can take sailboats or charters to have guided tours around the harbor and enjoy the outdoors with one of the best coastlines in the country. Sample the wildlife and beauty of Maine today! 

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Boating Around Boothbay Harbor, ME 

Sailing and charter tours are one of the best ways to spend your days on the harbor. You can experience wildlife tours, crab tours, and much more. You have the choice between relaxing with the wind in your hair, seeing the sights, or having a day of fishing adventures inshore and offshore. 


Sail Muscongus Day Tours offers tours of Boothbay Harbor. You can jump on a lobster tour and fish or just relax on the boat catching glimpses of seals and turtles around the harbor and lighthouses. The company also has a classic wood catboat they take out for tours. 

Schooner Eastwind provides two-hour tours of the harbor, including lighthouses, wildlife, and remote islands. The Smith Family has built their own sailboats by hand and traveled around the world two times! You can even read about their adventures in their published works. These experienced navigators can take care of all your sailing needs! 


Sweet Action Charters gives you all the inshore and offshore fishing you could want. Now in their 20th season, they used to only offer inshore fishing and tours but have expanded to offshore. They also offer lobster trapping and tubing. Almost any kind of plan your family can imagine, they can accommodate all the needs you may have for your day out on the harbor! 

Mainetain Charters isn’t just a fun play on words. They offer some serious boating adventures and fishing trips. You can take the family out for a day to enjoy the harbor, or you can have a serious fishing expedition. The best news? They will pick you up from almost anywhere! They have their normal pick-up and drop-off spots, but they will come to you at any inn or resort with water access.  

Let Topside Inn Be Your Home Away From Home 


Now that you have an idea of the best boating destination in Maine, see why Boothbay Harbor is one of the best small towns in Maine and when to visit. As you make your plans, allow Topside Inn to be your destination stay of choice! You will find excellent accommodations. From our contemporary influences to our spacious guest rooms, you’ll find peace and comfort in Boothbay Harbor. Bringing the family along? Take a peek at our Vacation Homes built to fit your family! Our in-house amenities include Free WiFi and smart TVs, coffee machines, concierge services, access to our guest kitchen with complimentary snacks and beverages 24 hours a day, and PLENTY more.