Nestled on the rocky coast of Maine, just 379 miles from New York City, the Boothbay Harbor Region offers endless possibilities of things to see and do. Whether you prefer to explore the stunning botanical gardens, hike one of our nature preserves, spend a day on the water, take in a concert or theater performance, play a round of golf, or simply explore the shops, restaurants, and art galleries, the Boothbay Harbor Region has something for all. 

Boothbay Harbor was named as one of Yachting Magazine’s ‘50 Best Towns’ for 2012 and is truly a boater’s paradise. With the largest boating harbor north of Boston, our harbor is home to working lobster boats, historic windjammers, dinghies, dories, and luxury yachts. Take a cruise with a local captain and see lighthouses, islands, puffins, whales, assorted sea life, and panoramic ocean vistas. Step back in time to haul a lobster trap by hand under sail or with a local lobsterman or climb aboard a historic schooner. Tie your boat up to the dock and enjoy ocean front dining, live entertainment, and more.

Welcome to a seafood lover’s paradise where land lovers can find plenty to satisfy their culinary proclivity too. With over 50 restaurants in season you’ll have plenty of options for dining. Seafood lovers can enjoy lobsters fresh off the boat, fresh Atlantic haddock, oysters on the half shell, steamed mussels, clams, or pan-seared blue fin tuna. Land lovers will be delighted to find authentic Italian, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, tapas, hand-cut steaks, homemade soups, breads and cinnamon buns. Dine with a view of the harbor, open sea, river, golf course, sunset, among tall pines or on a charming tree -canopied patio. Sit at a picnic table under an umbrella or at a romantic table for two complete with linens and crystal. Whatever your taste, our chefs can provide an unforgettable meal.

If you have a passion for the arts, be prepared to fall passionately in love with the Boothbay Harbor Region. Exceptionally rich in arts and culture since the late 1800’s, the Boothbay Harbor Region has carried its notable stature into the 21st Century offering a diverse mix of galleries, artisan studios, live theater, music venues, educational arts, workshops and retreats in every art form imaginable. Painters, sculptors, crafters, jewelers, photographers, writers, musicians and actors are attracted to the natural beauty of our region, which provides an ideal backdrop for their work.

Come experience the Boothbay Region and see for yourself why DownEast Magazine readers ranked Boothbay Harbor as #2 of the top ten prettiest villages in Maine for 2012. Join us for one of the festival celebrations that have been the heartbeat of our region for generations: Harbor Lights Festival (December 1, 2012), Windjammer Days (June 25-26, 2013), and Fall Foliage Festival (October 12-13, 2013).

For more information on these and many more great events scheduled throughout the year, call us at 800.266.8422, visit us online at or