Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is known as the boating capital of New England! Our charming coastal town is a boater's paradise where inlets, harbors, and ocean passages attract sea lovers from far and wide. The best part? Boothbay Harbor boat tours offer plenty of fantastic ways to get out onto the water. With so many options, you can explore nearby islands, admire wildlife, and enjoy the spectacular scenery that has made Midcoast Maine famous. If you're curious about our area, browse our free Vacation Guide! It's the perfect way to get acquainted with all the entertainment, activities, and local fun in Boothbay Harbor.
Embark on an Adventure With These Boothbay Harbor Boat Tours
Boat tours in Boothbay Harbor are an excellent way to enjoy the sights, sounds, and wildlife of Midcoast Maine. For an unforgettable adventure on the water, book a Boothbay Harbor boat tour with Cap'n Fish's Cruises. With more than 15 unique cruise experiences for you to choose from, you're sure to find a boat tour that appeases all your interests. Some of the tours this company offers include harbor cruises, whale watching, private charters, and scenic cruises. As an added perk, each boat features padded seats, refreshments, and indoor or outdoor seating.
No trip to Maine is complete without a lobster cruise. That's why local captains Randy and Nate at Sail Muscongus offer the most authentic lobster boat tour in the area. Step aboard the Sarah Mead to learn the history of Boothbay Harbor and spot porpoise, osprey, eagles, and, of course, lobster! If you're lucky, you may even have the opportunity to help the crew pull up lobster traps!
Balmy Days Cruises
Whether you're short on time or need a day full of adventure, Balmy Days Cruises can offer you the perfect boat tour for your itinerary! Guests aboard The Novelty can choose from a selection of short one-hour sightseeing tours and day trips to Monhegan Island!
Pro-tip: Bring your camera to capture views of lighthouses, wildlife, unique boats, and the rocky shores of Maine.
Schooner Lazy Jack
To enjoy a remarkable sailing experience, take a ride aboard a local schooner. Commonly known as schooners or windjammers, these large sailing ships were built to carry cargo in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In that era, Windjammers were the grandest of merchant sailing ships, characterized by three to five large masts and square sails. The Schooner Lazy Jack in Boothbay Harbor is the oldest windjammer in the area and offers a unique experience to anyone who climbs aboard. Despite its age, the Lazy Jack still sets sail every day! Curious visitors can experience this local legend with private charters or a two-hour sail with views of the Burnt Island Lighthouse, Squirrel Island, the Ram Island Light, and more.
Schooner Eastwind is the largest charter schooner in Boothbay Harbor and offers delightful two-hour voyages throughout the day. Sit back and relax as you sail past several of Maine's remote islands, feel the fresh ocean breezes, and spot seals sunning on rocks! To make your schooner adventure extra special, enjoy our Schooner Sail package. Complete with a boat tour, a wine and cheese picnic, and comfortable lodging with stunning views of the harbor, it's the perfect experience from start to finish!
Return to Land and Relax at Topside Inn
If you want to experience our area like a local, a Boothbay Harbor boat tour is the way to go. After an adventure on the sea, come home to Topside Inn and unwind. Our excellent bed & breakfast overlooks the harbor and offers top-notch accommodations and amenities for your stay.
Consider Room 6 to enjoy a spacious, coastal-themed environment. Lounge in the window seat and gaze out into the harbor, relax in your king-size bed, and wake up to incredible gourmet breakfasts each morning. There's no doubt it's one of the best ways to experience Boothbay Harbor.
Check our availability and book your stay today. We look forward to welcoming you to Topside Inn.