Affectionately known as the boating capital of New England, Boothbay Harbor is a picture-perfect fishing village with a bustling community of locals and seasonal visitors. The charming town welcomes visitors with open arms and many seasonal guests quickly make friends with nearby neighbors or community members while enjoying everything that Boothbay Harbor has to offer.
As boating is one of the main draws, renting or bringing a boat is highly encouraged. The area has several highly-rated watercraft rental services and marinas to help you find and maintain your vessel. Dock your boat along Commercial Street and enjoy fantastic local shopping and dining, or try your hand at catching your own dinner with a fishing excursion. Common Boothbay Harbor catches include striped bass, mackerel, tuna, and bluefishto name a few. Of course, as we mentioned, the area has plenty of restaurants if you prefer to let someone else do that hard work.
Other popular Boothbay Harbor draws include the close proximity to the Maine State Aquarium, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, lively harbor cruises and tours, and the scenic Boothbay Harbor footbridge.
The weather in Boothbay Harbor is ideal for boating throughout most of the year. With warm days spent on the water and cool evenings enjoying the local nightlife, there is no shortage of things to do all year long.
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