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Camden | Idyllic New England Town

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 it one of the most beautiful places in New England.

The town is a haven for ocean lovers, shoppers, and outdoor enthusiasts. The population more than triples in the summer due to tourists and seasonal residents.

Camden Harbor

A Brief History

Camden has a storied past dating back to the early 1800s when it was settled as a thriving seaport. Known for its shipbuilding industry and maritime trade, the town played a significant role in Maine’s history. Today, the town maintains its nautical charm and has become a sought-after destination for luxury travelers seeking an authentic New England experience.

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.
  • Camden Hills State Park. Enjoy stunning views of the town, Penobscot Bay, and surrounding islands. You can see Cadillac Mountain at Acadia National Park on a clear day.
  • Camden Harbor: Stroll along the waterfront and admire the impressive collection of sailboats and yachts. You can also visit the Camden Public Landing, where you’ll find shops, galleries, and restaurants.
  • Curtis Island Lighthouse: Take a short boat ride to Curtis Island and explore its picturesque lighthouse. It’s a great spot for photography and offers beautiful bay views.
  • Megunticook Lake: Swim, kayak, or fish at this pristine lake near Camden. Enjoy a peaceful day surrounded by nature’s tranquility.
  • Camden Opera House: If you appreciate the arts, catch a performance or concert at the historic Camden Opera House. It showcases various shows, from live music to theatrical productions.

Things to do

  • 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.
  • Beachcomb, sunbathe, or swim at a beach like Barret’s Cove or Laite Memorial Beach.
  • Explore a museum. The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art guide visitors through ever-changing exhibits featuring some of New England’s finest art collections and artists. The Owls Head Transportation Museum exhibits some of the most unique collections of working antique aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, carriages, motorcycles, and engines anywhere in the world.


Summers are comfortable, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 75°F and is rarely below -1°F or above 83°F. The best time for your Camden yacht charter is summer.

Camden | Marinas

  • Camden Yacht Club: This Yacht Club has served the boating community since the early 1900s. Itinerate moorings and inner harbor floats are available to the general public.
  • Landings Marina: The Landings Marina maintains 13 moorings for yachts up to 65 feet. Convenient dinghy docks are available at the marina. All marina facilities are available for mooring guests.
  • Lyman-Morse Marina: Available for short- and long-term rental, this marina offers 37 slips for boats up to 55 feet. They offer 1500 feet of dockage and 39 moorings, and inner harbor floats.