Visit Southern Maine's Landmarks
Our private intimate charters for parties up to 6 allow you to decide where you're like to go, so you choose your destination(s) or just let us take you on a cruise to anywhere so you can soak up the rays and views!
Below are some of the popular sites and suggested destinations to visit in Ogunquit and the surrounding areas of York, Portsmouth, and Kennebunkport.
The Deck at Dockside - York Harbor
York Harbor Marine recently opened a new "Tiki Bar" style dockside bar and grill called “The Deck”, and they serve great spirits and food in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Wharf dining features salads & proteins, fried & steamed clams, burgers, lobster rolls and more! It’s casual dining at it’s best, and the seating is right on the dock, providing you with constant views of all the activity in York Harbor!
Wentworth by the Sea is a 5-star Marriott Hotel & Spa located on the water in a small bay called Little Harbor in Portsmouth. The resort has excellent dining options ranging from casual on the docks (The Green Bean) to both indoor and outdoor fine dining (Latitudes).
Isles of Shoals
The Isles of Shoals sit roughly seven miles out to sea on the watery border of New Hampshire and Maine, with four of the nine islands falling into New Hampshire territory, including Star Island with its magnificent Oceanic hotel. All are welcome to explore the island for a day, enjoy a meal, spend the night, or attend a conference. Star is owned and operated by the nonprofit Star Island Corporation.
Star has a storied history: in the 1600’s it was the busiest fishing port on the East coast. In the 1800’s, artists, writers and intellectuals flocked to the Oceanic Hotel - one of the last of the original Grand Hotels. For the last 100 years, Star Island has offered an all-inclusive summer camp experience for families and hosted a wide variety of themed conferences and personal retreats.
York, Maine is one of the nation's oldest cities, originally settled in 1624 by the Abenaki who called the town "Agamenticus", a term they used to refer to the York River. Incorporated in 1642, York became the second oldest town in Maine (after Kittery). In York Harbor, you will find seaside inns and resorts, plus York Harbor Beach with a gentle surf and views of the Atlantic along with the comings and goings of the boats out of the harbor to York River. Walks across York’s Wiggly Bridge on York River or along the Cliff Walk are great ways to explore York’s waterfront and coastline.
The Cape Neddick Light (aka the "Nubble") is perhaps the most photographed light house in all of Maine, and a famous American icon and a classic example of a lighthouse. The Voyager spacecraft, which carries photographs of Earth’s most prominent man-made structures and natural features, should it fall into the hands of intelligent extraterrestrials, includes a photo of Nubble Light.
Info on area lighthouses: www.nelights.com
Maine beach fans easily fall in love with Ogunquit’s soft, white sands and 3 ½-mile shoreline. Beach amenities ranging from lifeguards to public restrooms and concessions create a family-friendly environment.
Established in 1799, Boon Island Light is located on the 300-by-700-foot (91 m × 213 m) Boon Island off the coast of Maine near Cape Neddick in York. Boon Island Light has the distinction of being the tallest lighthouse in both Maine and New England at 133 feet (41 m). It was the sight of numerous shipwrecks - including an incident of cannibalism in 1710 - and was memorialized by Kenneth Roberts in his 1956 novel, Boon Island. A trip to view Boon Island typically provides sightings of numerous seals who enjoy sunning on the island.
The Cliff House
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Described by previous guests as a "spectacular" and "luxurious" retreat with amazing views, the Cliff House Maine reopened in 2016 after an extensive $40 million renovation. The hotel is situated on 70 acres, about 15 miles south of Kennebunkport, and overlooks the ocean. The property's 132 rooms and suites are decorated in a nautical theme, with a white, navy, yellow and cream color scheme. All accommodations have private terraces boasting ocean views, LCD flat-screen TVs, clothing steamers and in-room wine coolers. If you're looking to indulge in some pampering, Cliff House's spa offers a bevy of services and treatments, including massages, body wraps, facials and more. There's also an indoor and outdoor pool, and a fitness center. On-site eateries include Nubb's Lobster Shack, Tidemark Terrace and the Tiller Restaurant.
Kennebunkport is a beautiful coastal town north of Wells known for its beaches, including long, sandy Goose Rocks Rocks beach and smaller Arundel Beach. The town also has some excellent shopping and dining options, including Allison's, The Boathouse, Hurricane, Arundel Wharf, Federal Jacks, The Nonantum and The Colony Hotel.