There are many incredible places to cast your line from the land in Boothbay Harbor, but since you’re in the “boating capital of New England,” an excursion on a fishing charter is an absolute must! Luckily, there are several great Maine fishing charters to choose from, and each provides fishermen with a unique and exciting angling experience each time. Here are some of the best Maine fishing charters in Boothbay Harbor along with the fish species you can expect to catch during your excursion.
Find even more Maine fishing charters and other activities you won’t want to skip in our free Vacation Guide. It’s also a great reference to some of our area’s top attractions, outdoor excursions, dining, entertainment, shopping, and much more. It’s all you’ll need to plan your perfect getaway to Boothbay Harbor.
Fish to Catch in Boothbay Harbor
Many food and game species of fish migrate into the waters of Boothbay Harbor during the warmer seasons. Some of the most sought-after include the striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, tuna, and even dogfish sharks. Some species of fish as large as 200-pounds have been caught right off the coast of our coastal Maine village. Our local fishing charters study the movements of these fish and transport visitors to the most heavily populated spots to ensure everyone enjoys a fun and memorable fishing experience.
3 of Our Favorite Maine Fishing Charters in Boothbay Harbor
1. Saltwater Maine
Disembarking from Brown’s Wharf, Saltwater Maine is a popular choice when it comes to Maine fishing charters. Their boat, named the Shark Six, is a 28-foot custom-built watercraft made specifically for Saltwater Maine in Miami, FL. Anglers will be led by Captain Barry Gibson into fishing grounds like Cape Small, Casco Bay, and the Damariscotta River. They even provide all the bait, tackle, and fishing rods so all you’ll have to bring is yourself and your enthusiasm for fishing.
2. Breakaway Sportfishing
Breakaway Sportfishing offers some of the area’s best fishing and tour opportunities aboard Maine’s largest and most comfortable charter boat. With three adventures and locations to choose from, you’ll be able to pick the angling excursion that is best for you. The crew is also very knowledgeable will be there to help you reel in your next big catch! Don’t forget to check out their selection of incredible sightseeing tours that introduce you to some of Boothbay Harbor’s most beautiful landmarks including the lighthouses, Seal Rocks, and Linekin Bay.
3. Sail Muscongus
While Sail Muscongus does not have fishing charters per say, the reason they’re on this list because they offer an unforgettable experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Hop aboard Maine’s last sailing lobster boat, the Sarah Meade, and see for yourself how lobstering was done over 200 years ago! During the Sailing Lobster Tour, you’ll be transported to some of the top offshore spots for catching fresh Maine lobster. You can even become a part of the crew and help reel in the nets while your guides educate you on everything you need to know about proper lobstering. It’s an unbelievable adventure that is sure to become one of the highlights of your Boothbay Harbor getaway.
Experience the Best of Boothbay Harbor During Your Stay With Us
Whether you’re out experiencing Boothbay Harbor or simply relaxing in the comfort of your room, there is no better home base for your Maine getaway than Topside Inn! Our gorgeous property is convenient to many outdoor attractions, including preserves, parks, and offshore islands. We also offer top-notch amenities and some of the finest accommodations in the area.
For a peaceful getaway you won’t soon forget, consider staying at our Water’s Edge Cottage. This gorgeous home overlooks Linekin Bay and features a big backyard, a 95-foot dock, an outdoor dining area, and much, much more. To find out when it’s available, visit our reservations page or give us a call. We look forward to having you!