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Cruises to Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor (Photo: Rabbitti/Shutterstock.com)

About Boothbay Harbor

With its deep harbor, calm waters and protected anchorages, some regard this central Maine coast town the boating capital of New England. But, even if you floated in on a cruise ship, opportunities abound for getting out on the water in a more intimate way. There's paddleboard, kayak and small boat rentals from which to explore nearby coves and islands. A fun excursion is to the 1821 Burnt Island Light House -- Maine's oldest -- where interpreters re-enact the lives of a lighthouse keeper's family on Mondays and Thursdays in July and August. Commercial whale-watching cruises are also available from the harbor.

Back on land, cross the narrow 1901 footbridge to the eastern side of the harbor for a quieter, more residential scene. Here, the waterfront Fishermen's Memorial remembers locals lost at sea. A bronze dory rests atop a plaque etched with the names of the victims and the circumstances of their death, dating back to 1798, when Captain John Murray, 27, died from a fall down the after hatches.

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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

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Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 19, 2023
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Victory I (Photo: Jason Frye/Cruise Critic)

6 Night
Cruise to Boothbay HarborDetails

9 Reviews
Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 19, 2023
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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

6 Night
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Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 26, 2023
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M/V Victory II cruises in Montreal, Quebéc (Photo: Victory Cruise Line)

7 Night
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Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 20, 2022
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Leaving:Boston
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 13, 2022
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Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 27, 2022
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Leaving:St. John
Cruise Line:American Queen Voyages (formerly American Queen Steamboat Company)
Oct 26, 2023
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The closest ATM is at First Federal Savings on Townsend Avenue.

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English is the official language.

--By Jayne Clark, Cruise Critic contributor


Boothbay Harbor Cruise Reviews
Even though we had to moor and take the tender over to shore, this is a great little port for shopping and walking. Don't miss the Wicked Whoopies bakery - the "original" flavor is the best but they have an amazing Read More
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lynnmarv1
We had a great time and their gardens are wonderful. Would love to go back and spend several days.Read More
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awbarnett
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens a must seeRead More
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