Maine Yacht Charters

Maine is the northernmost state in the northeastern United States. It is known for its scenic, jagged, mostly rocky coastline, low, rolling mountains, heavily forested interior, and picturesque waterways. Here you’ll find the freshest seafood, such as fish, lobsters, and clams.

The Maine coast juts out to sea and curves inland with hundreds of harbors, inlets, and rivers. With over 5,000 miles of coast, including islands, the best way to explore is on a yacht charter.

Bar Harbor Yacht Charter

Bar Harbor Yacht Charter
A Bar Harbor yacht charter takes you to the best-known town on Mount Desert Island. Here, you can easily access the nearby forests, shores, mountains, and cliffs of Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor, Maine. Photo courtesy of Dobbs Productions and Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Bar Harbor: Places to see Downtown. Explore a variety of shops, restaurants, and quaint taverns. Walk along the picturesque Shore Path. This historic path begins near the town pier and Agamont Park and continues for about 1/2 a mile along the town's eastern shore. Visit Bar Island, directly north of the town pier. This island is accessible by foot at low tide. Step out on the hiking trails in Acadia National Park. Choose from over 120 miles of trails ranging from easy to difficult. Bar Harbor: Things to do Take the kids to Diver Ed's Dive-in Theater, an entertaining marine education boat cruise. Eat locally...

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Belfast

Belfast
Belfast was once a prosperous shipbuilding center. Today the city is a vibrant cultural center with artists, writers, and craftspeople. In fact, the downtown area offers many places to shop, dine, or take in the laid-back artist community vibe. Originally dating back to 1770, Belfast was settled by Scottish-Irish families from Londonderry, New Hampshire. After running into British soldiers who had just attacked Massachusetts, terrified settlers abandoned the town. However, nearly twenty years later, they returned and built a thriving town able to supply the surrounding area with all necessities. Penobscot Bay At the northwest corner of Penobscot Bay is this quiet and charming town, an option on your Maine luxury yacht charter. Places to see The Belfast Rail Trail on the Passagassawaukeag River. The Rail Trail follows the route of the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, a passenger and freight line that operated from 1871 to 2007 between Belfast...

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Boothbay Yacht Charters

Boothbay Yacht Charters
Experience New England on your Boothbay Yacht Charter. Boothbay Harbor is a mid-Maine stopping point between Casco Bay and Penobscot Bay. Sailors often call it “the boating capital of New England.” Boothbay Maine You will quickly see why Boothbay Harbor is a sailor's delight. This idyllic New England town is not only for sailors. All types of water-sports enthusiasts find Boothbay Harbor a perfect location to practice their sport. Places to see See Maine's coastline in a kayak or join a boat tour that takes you to see whales, puffins, seals, lighthouses, and lobster boats. Visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. This 300-acre shorefront attraction is home to beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls, fountains, and spectacular scenic views. Check out the Boothbay Railway Village, an interactive history museum that depicts life in a rural Maine village from 1850 to 1950. Stop by the Maine State Aquarium and encounter the aquatic...

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Camden

Camden
Visit Camden, Maine, during your yacht charter. This picturesque town is nestled at the foot of Camden Hills on Penobscot Bay. The area is so pretty that many visitors consider Camden one of the most beautiful places in New England. The town is a haven for ocean lovers, shoppers, and outdoor enthusiasts. In the summer, the population more than triples due to tourists and seasonal residents. Maine Lobster Camden | Places to see Take a boat tour and visit one of Camden's outlying islands, such as Isleboro, Vinalhaven, North Haven, or Isle Au Haut. Visit one of the 18 lighthouses within a 40-mile radius of Camden. Shop downtown. Some unique shops include Sea Bags, where nautically inspired totes and accessories are made from old boat sails, Starbird for fine decor, and The Cashmere Goat, a yarn shop offering a variety of local yarns. Go to Camden Hills State Park, where...

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Castine

Castine
Castine is a charming seaside village located on a peninsula in Penobscot Bay, Maine.  The town has a rich seafaring tradition and is home to the Maine Maritime Academy. Castine is one of the oldest communities in Maine. It was first occupied in the early 1600s. Castine has earned a spot on the National Historic Register with its rich history and maritime tradition. In fact, there are over 100 historical markers located throughout town. S/Y AUGUST MAVERICK lists Castine as one of their preferred ports to visit on their Maine Sailing Itinerary. Castine |Places to see Explore the grounds of several old military forts, including Fort Madison, Fort Knox, and Fort George, built during the nineteenth century to protect the harbor.Dyce Head Lighthouse.Travel to Deer IsleVisit nearby Bar Harbor Castine |Things to do Relax on the beach.Kayak on the Penobscot Bay and Bagaduce River Watershed.Tour the T/S State of Maine....

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Portland Yacht Charter

Portland Yacht Charter
Portland is the largest city in Maine. Set on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay, the town is organized into three distinct neighborhoods, each with its personality. Because of its central location, Portland is a great place to start and end your Portland Yacht Charter. The Old Port neighborhood features a working waterfront, galleries, unique shops, and award-winning restaurants. The West End neighborhood is famous for its architecture and boasts some of Portland's largest historic homes, such as the Victoria Mansion museum.  The Arts District is a few blocks from the waterfront. It is home to many museums and art galleries and has many contemporary music and performance venues and fine and ethnic dining choices. Portland International Jetport (PWM) is approximately 10 minutes from the Fore Points Marina. So, you can start and end your Maine yacht charter from the Fore Points Marina in Portland. Places to see Portland is...

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Rockland

Rockland
Rockland is a beautiful coastal town in Midcoast Maine -- perfect for your yacht charter. It is known for its lobster, amazing views, and fantastic boating. On a Maine Yacht Charter, you will create memories that last a lifetime. Rockland, Maine Rockland: Places to see Visit the Farnsworth Art Museum and celebrate Maine's role in American Art. Walk out to sea on the Rockland Harbor Breakwater! When you reach the end, visit The Rockland Harbor Lighthouse. Not only does this granite structure protect the harbor and lighthouse, but it is also responsible for making Rockland one of the best harbors on the East Coast. Take a walk on the Rockland Harbor Trail. Things to do After your walk, enjoy a well-crafted cocktail at The Bar Harbor Lobster Company. In addition to traditional fare, this popular restaurant offers vegetarian and vegan options. Browse unique shops like the Seagull Cottage, Puffin’s Nest,...

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Southwest Harbor

Southwest Harbor
Southwest Harbor, Maine, is a mellow district located on Mount Desert Island. Several villages comprise the area: Southwest Harbor, Manset, Seawall, Wonderland, and Pemetic Hills. Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park. Photo by Daniel Klein on Unsplash. Places to see Shop downtown. Here you will find crafts, cafes, and unique shops. Canoe, Kayak, or SUP around the scenic Southwest Harbor and Somes Sound. In addition to active adventures, you can also spend quiet time on the beach. Browse local Acadian art galleries, Clark Point Gallery, and Acadia Photo School to see local artists’ beautiful depictions of the sailboats, granite cliffs, and rocky shores of Acadia. Southwest Harbor: Things to do See the annual Butterfly Release in July at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park. Take a ferry to Islesboro on Little Cranberry Island, then take a walk around the island. Afterward, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Isleford Dock restaurant....

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Things to see and do on Maine Yacht Charters

  • Visit Baxter State Park. For outdoor enthusiasts, spend a night watching stars and listening to the quiet wilderness at this park, where the 5267-foot mountain forms the bedrock of one of the most unique state parks in the country.
  • Go white-water rafting on the Kennebec River.
  • Ski Sugarloaf Mountain in the wintertime.
  • Explore the Maine Maritime Museum on the banks of the Kennebec River in historic Bath.
  • Take a walk with your dog on one of Maine's many pet-friendly beaches.
  • Boost your well-being at a luxurious spa or wellness retreat.
  • Sail the coast and enjoy secluded bays, fresh fish, and lobster.

Climate and Weather

Maine has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters. Summers have an average high temperature of 70°F (21.1°C) in the peak of July. Nights are comfortable during the summer season.

  • Winters are cold with average low temperatures of 12°F (-11.1°C) in January with abundant snowfall throughout the state. Spring is a little rainy with warm temperatures, while autumn is colder than summer.
  • The average annual rainfall in the state is 76" (1930.4mm). Snowfall averages 75" (1905mm) during the winter, mainly from November to February. Coastal areas rarely have 15 to 20 annual days where the snowfall exceeds 1" (25.4mm), although a typical Northeaster storm may deposit more than 10" (254mm) of snow in a day.
  • Maine has about 203 sunny days a year. Northern and western Maine is usually colder during the winter than the coastal parts of the state due to the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. The coasts are generally colder than the interiors during the summer. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year in most parts of the state, while coastal Maine usually has dry summers.

Maine Marinas

Some popular marinas in Maine include Fore Points Marina in Portland, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina in Bar Harbor, Landings Marina in Rockland, and Boothbay Harbor Marina in Boothbay.

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