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Boat Launches and Town Landings

Boating in Maine — from yachts to Sunfish, on lakes or the sea — is a truly quintessential New England experience. And the places you dock your boat or launch it are often cherished community gathering places — where you hear where the fish are biting or chat about the weather as you refuel.

There are hundreds of boat launches throughout the state and the Maine Bureau of Parks and Land has a complete list of hand-carry, trailer-ramp or landing facilities, and offers a map to show you how to find them.

Town landings, oftentimes the heart of a seaside community, can be very basic or offer everything a sailor or yachtsman might need — a cozy mooring for the night, a warm meal, and even a hot shower. There are dozens along the coastline and with some planning you can find the perfect harbor to stop for the day.

Look Out for ME Boating Tips

  • Ensure everyone in your party wears a PFD
  • Be weather wise & dress appropriately
  • Research your destination & comply with any policies in place
  • Pack any garbage & waste out with you
  • Always recreate within your personal limits
  • Bring a basic first aid kit & travel with a friend
  • Bring a waterproof map & compass
  • Ensure everyone in your party wears a PFD – properly
  • Research your destination & comply with any policies in place
  • Don’t be a party pooper – defecate respectfully away from bodies of water and use a pump facility rather than dumping sewage overboard
  • At boat launches, be aware of those around you and be courteous. Launch your boat and park your vehicle so others can also launch
  • When using bait to fish, do not introduce invasive species. Buy local!
  • Know and comply with state and federal drone laws to avoid unnecessary harm to airborne wildlife
  • When fueling, take care not to spill into the water

For more info on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, visit our Look Out for ME page.

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  • Guided canoe trips on Maine's Allagash and St. Croix Rivers. Fully outfitted and guided, family-friendly, well suited for the 1st timer and the expert!

    Phone: (207) 448-2743

    Website: www.canoethewild.com

    Address: 588 US Rt. 1 , Weston

    Kayaking and Canoeing
  • The Back and Forth offers Delightful Jaunts and Extra Special Experiences out in the Belfast Bay.

    Phone: 207-323-2566

    Website: www.thebackandforth.com

    Address: Belfast City Harbor Dock , Belfast

    Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking Boat Cruises Lobster Boat Tours
  • Located in the heart of Boothbay Harbor, we are the only marina in the center of downtown. We are a family owned business that has happily been serving customers for over 32 years!

    Phone: 207-633-6003

    Website: boothbayharbormarina.com

    Address: 15 Wharf Street , Boothbay Harbor

    Marinas
  • New England's newest Mega Yacht Marina. Locally owned, and professionally operated, Fore Points marina creates a luxury experience for boaters. Dockage available for vessels 20' - 545' with depths 24'+.

    Phone: 207-517-4860

    Website: www.forepointsmarina.com

    Address: 1 Marina Way , Portland

    Marinas
  • Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Linekin Bay Resort is the only all-inclusive sailing resort in New England.

    Phone: 207 633 2494

    Website: linekinbayresort.com

    Address: 92 Wall Point Rd. , Boothbay

    Maine Seafood Boating, Canoeing and Kayaking Sailing and Wildjammers
  • ATV rentals and Guided tours in the Moosehead Lake region. Fishing, Moose Watching and more!

    Phone: 207-695-3288

    Website: www.maineoutfitter.com

    Address: 5 lily bay rd. , Greenville

    Registered Maine Guides ATVing Boat Cruises

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