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. 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, Maine map


In Castine, the summers are comfortable, but the winters are freezing. It’s partly cloudy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 77°F and is rarely below -2°F or above 85°F.

Castine | Places to see

  • Explore the grounds of several old military forts built during the nineteenth century to protect the harbor, including Fort Madison, Fort Knox, and Fort George.
  • Dyce Head Lighthouse.
  • Travel to Deer Isle
  • Visit 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. This 500-foot ship is the training location of the Maine Maritime Academy. See where the cadets bunk and the functional parts of the ship, such as the mess deck and training rooms.
  • Dine at Pentagoet Inn Restaurant.
  • Have a picnic. The grounds at Fort Madison are a scenic spot to spread your picnic blanket.

Yachts to Charter in Maine


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