As the boating capital of New England, Boothbay Harbor is a destination unlike any other. With so much to see and experience, you’ll need the perfect place to stay to truly enjoy it all. You’re invited to discover the local experience at Topside Inn, one of Boothbay Harbor’s most beloved bed & breakfast inns. If you’re ready for a coastal Maine escape you’ll want to return to again and again, here is everything you need to know about the Topside Inn and our charming community.
Your adventure is just beginning! Find more about the local experience at Topside Inn when you request your free copy of our Vacation Guide. It’s a great reference to all the best things to do in during your getaway including local attractions, entertainment, dining, and more!
More About the Topside Inn
The Topside Inn has become a favorite among many of Boothbay Harbor’s visitors, and for good reason! With spectacular water views, highly-appointed guest rooms, and a delicious gourmet breakfast served each morning, the Topside Inn provides a unique guest experience just steps from all of Boothbay Harbor’s coastal village.
Our inn originated as a 19th-century sea captain’s home and still maintains its historic charm while providing modern amenities and luxuries. Guests can always expect unwavering hospitality and an environment created by innkeepers who are passionate about the Boothbay Harbor community and overall vacation experience.
The Best Things to See and Do in Boothbay Harbor
We always want our visitors to enjoy the best things our one-of-a-kind destination has to offer! That’s why we always recommend these fantastic attractions and activities to those who are new to Boothbay Harbor or simply looking for a new way to explore coastal Maine.
Boothbay Harbor Opera House
One of our guest’s favorite places to spend a relaxing and entertaining evening is the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. Since 1894, this historic music venue has played host to actors and musicians from all over the world! As a prime gathering place for the local community and visitors alike, you won’t want to miss the fabulous performances coming to the opera house this year.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is located in Boothbay, which is a little over 3 miles from us at Topside Inn. This highly-praised attraction provides a wide variety of ways to enjoy a full day in the beauty of nature including garden programs, boat tours, special events, and more.
Spring is the best time of year to see the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens! Take advantage of our Spring Getaway Package (available May 5th-31st) and enjoy two tickets to the gardens, dinner for two at a local restaurant, and more.
Whale Watching Tours
Whale watching is a truly incredible adventure, and there are only a few places in the country where you can enjoy such a magical event. Boothbay Harbor is one of them! Beginning in mid-April, whale watching season is in full swing and many boat tours disembark from our harbor and right into their feeding grounds. We highly recommend taking your journey with Cap’ n Fish’s, which was voted as the best whale watch experience in Maine! During your excursion, you’ll see a wide variety of whales and other sea creatures such as dolphins, sharks, and seals right off the coast of Maine.
Maine State Aquarium
This popular Boothbay Harbor landmark was built in 1993 and features a rotating collection of animals, displays, and educational programs. From touch tanks to daily lobster talks, the Maine State Aquarium really has it all! It’s a great way to marvel at the sea’s fascinating creatures and discover a new appreciation for the ocean.
Indulge in the Local Experience at Topside Inn and Book Today
Whether you’re planning a romantic couple’s retreat or a fun weekend with friends, Topside Inn is your go-to for unparalleled lodging in Boothbay. Book your stay today and we look forward to welcoming you soon!
While you are reserving your room, don’t forget to explore our specials and packages that help make your experience in Boothbay Harbor even more memorable.