Boothbay Harbor, ME

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Pejepscot Museum featuring a house
Set sail, literally and figuratively, to this charming small town nestled among the islands, inlets and cliffs of central Maine.

You don’t need to be a sailor to enjoy Boothbay Harbor, the “Boating Capital of New England.” With its beautiful deep port, Boothbay Harbor is a delight for sailors of all abilities. Explore its charming downtown and culinary shops for a delightful taste of Maine.

Experience Boothbay Harbor on a rolling deck, as locals have done for generations. Set out on the water to visit the hundreds of islands, promontories, coves and bays that dot the vicinity of Boothbay Harbor. Navigate to nearby Burnt Island Lighthouse or travel here by ferry from downtown Boothbay Harbor to chat with talented first-person narrators who will teach you about the history of the lighthouse and the family who lived there. For an authentic Maine experience, tour Cabbage Island and eat a lobster bake you will not forget.

Find numerous activities on land as well. Learn about sea creatures at the Maine State Aquarium. Touch sharks and rays, catch and release fish and discover more about the mighty lobster at this informative center that supports the state’s marine research efforts. Walk along nature paths of the Boothbay Region Land Trust, with hikes for walkers of all capabilities. End the day by celebrating the classic musical Carousel, which was filmed in the town,at the Carousel Music Theater, a dinner show put on by a cast of friendly students and professionals. Eat a lovely meal and tap your feet to a Rodgers & Hammerstein’s medley or a set of ‘60s classic songs.

The drive to Boothbay Harbor from the closest international airport in Portland, Maine takes about about 1.25 hours Take the train from Boston or Portland and rent a car in Brunswick for a scenic 45-minute drive down the peninsula to Boothbay Harbor. The town comes alive in the spring and summer. Visit in the winter for a cold and quiet but wonderful holiday experience.

Whether you’re a sailor or just a lobster lover, Boothbay Harbor is an ideal location for a Maine retreat.

Tugboat Inn
Tugboat Inn
3 out of 5
80 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
The price is $130 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (552 reviews)
"The views were amazing and a very calm and relaxing atmosphere. Just charming."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Flagship Inn and Suites
Flagship Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
200 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
The price is $165 per night from Oct 23 to Oct 24
Stay at this hotel in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (830 reviews)
"Stay away from breakfast. Gross"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Spruce Point Inn
Spruce Point Inn
3.5 out of 5
88 Grandview Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538
The price is $269 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the overall value ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (269 reviews)
"Kayaks, bikes, and complimentary boat tour was great. The room smelled a bit like a chemical… beds felt a bit old."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Romantic Crow's Nest Hideaway with Deck and Treetop Vistas – Walk to Downtown
Romantic Crow's Nest Hideaway with Deck and Treetop Vistas – Walk to Downtown
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy onsite parking, a patio, and a TV. Popular attractions Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Location is Worth the Stairs
"Be aware that the journey from ground level to the apartment is three full flights of stairs. Not overly long flights, and still challenging enough that you wouldn't want to forget your phone or key in the room and have to go back up. REGARDLESS, other than the stairs, this place was in the perfect ..."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2022

Chic Studio Cabin in Boothbay Harbor: Ocean Views, Sprucewold Beach Access
Chic Studio Cabin in Boothbay Harbor: Ocean Views, Sprucewold Beach Access
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy onsite parking, an in-room DVD player, and a patio. Popular attractions Barrett Park and Fisherman's ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Nice overflow option
"We have a nearby cabin so this was a nice option when we had more guests than our cabin comfortably holds for a couple of days. VRBO’s service team was very quick to return a call (10 min.) when I inquired about removing the winter cover on the AC unit."

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Wonderful home steps from the water w/water views, fast WiFi, patio - dogs okay
Wonderful home steps from the water w/water views, fast WiFi, patio - dogs okay
Boothbay Harbor, ME
Stay at this cottage in Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy a beach locale, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Cabbage Island and Barrett Park are located ...
2/5 (2 reviews)
the photos were misleading
"From the photos it looked like there were 3 bedrooms. But two of the photos were of the same room with different decor! There were no hooks or closets for clothes. There was no light by the second bed in the bedroom. Strange to come in from the drive-way into the bedroom."

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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