We here at the Fisherman's Wharf know that our guests like to enjoy many different activities during their vacations. Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding area offers a myriad of options to fill our guest's time, be it shopping in the harbor, enjoy a scenic cruise on the water or hiking on beautiful local trails. Though your options are many, below are some suggested things to do while on vacation in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Have questions? Feel free to call us, we would be happy to answer any questions about the area around the Fisherman's Wharf Inn.

Historic Boothbay Opera House



Box Office: 207-633-6159 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor

For generations, the stage of the historic 1894 Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Maine has played host to actors and musicians from around the state and around the globe. With over 100 events and performances annually, there is almost always something happening at the House-an evening with a Grammy winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events fill our schedule. With fine acoustics, historic charm, a great old bar room upstairs and a commitment to reasonably priced tickets, the Opera House is a gathering place for the local community and visitors alike. The Opera House is a 501(c) 3 non-profit committed to the arts, the restoration of the historic building and the community.

Boothbay Region Land Trust


With over 30 miles of hiking trails, open year round, throughout the area, the BRLT is the place to start if hiking is what you are looking to do. Ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging, many of these trails are a short drive from the Fisherman?s Wharf inn.


Boothbay Country Club

Sweet Green

Country Club Road off of Route 27, Boothbay ? 207-633-6085

Eighteen holes of the some of the finest golfing in Maine can be found at the Boothbay Country Club. Just short drive from the Fisherman’s Wharf, this immaculately tended course will prove both challenging and entertaining. Weekly events such as the Friday Night Scramble offer patrons a variety of play types and the proverbial 19th hole, the Grill Room, will satiate even the most ravenous duffer. Contact the course at 207-633-6085 for tee times and information


Carousel Music Theater

carousel_music]Route 27 ? 207-633-5297

Dinner, music and fun makes for a perfect evening in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. While you make your dinner selection and are being served, the talented and friendly servers entertain you with a lively cabaret featuring the best music from Broadway composers, such as Irving Berlin, Noel Coward and Howard Arlen, or marvelous singers of the 1920s-1960s, such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline or the Andrews Sisters. Then, with a cup of coffee and a fresh baked dessert in front of you, watch as the curtain goes up and the cast sings and dances in an original review created just for you. Just a short drive from the Fisherman?s Wharf Inn.


Maine State Aquarium

maine_aquar194 McKown Pt Road ? West Boothbay Harbor ? 207-633-9542

With touch tanks, exhibits, and presentations, the Maine State Aquarium is a great place to learn and experience the Maine coastal ecosystem. Ranging from a shark touch tank to giant, rare lobsters, the knowledge and friendly staff is sure to make your visit entertaining and informative. A great place to take the family. Just a short drive from the Fisherman?s Wharf Inn.


Boothbay Railway Village

Route 27, Boothbay ? 207-633-4727

Take a ride through history! The Boothbay Railway Village is an educational, historical and cultural museum whose mission is to collect, preserve and demonstrate railroading, antique automobiles, small town rural life with an emphasis on Maine between 1850 and 1950. The main attraction is a ride on an authentic steam locomotive, which winds its way through the grounds of the Boothbay Railway Village. Fun for all ages.


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

botanical_gardensBarter?s Island Road, Boothbay ? 207-633-4333

?Wow!? is the word heard most often at the Gardens. Fabulous ornamental, children?s, and sensory gardens; miles of waterfront and woodland trails on 250 acres; a fine café and shop; art exhibits; and events and programs for all ages in all seasons make this a must for visitors.  Just a short drive from Fisherman?s Wharf, the Gardens is great place to enjoy the outdoors and beauty of Maine.


Dolphin Mini Golf

Dolphin2Route 27, Boothbay ? 207-633-4828

Play your way through 18 holes of fun at the Dolphin Mini-golf course. Home of the 2008 US Miniature Golf open, the course challenges you with “Maine” themed holes, such as the Fisherman’s House on 8 and Whale on 16. Great fun for families and couple- an elusive hole-in-one on the 19th hole nets you a free game!


Friendliest Catch Lobster Tours- Hay Val Charters


Looking for an authentic Maine experience? Experience the working waterfront of Maine riding along on the F/V Amy Gale, an authentic 36 foot lobster boat, with real Maine lobstermen. You will be in the protected waters of Boothbay Harbor and while aboard you will see Traps hauled, baited and reset, Lobsters measured and banded and the beauty of Boothbay Harbor. Maximum of six people, minimum of two, please book at least a week in advance. Leaving Tugboat Inn, our sister property, (a short walk from Fisherman’s Wharf), $30 adults, $20 twelve and under.


Cabbage Island Clambakes

theBakePier 6 ? 207-633-7200

Your Downeast Clambake adventure begins with a scenic tour of Boothbay Harbor aboard the Bennie Alice, en route to 5-1/2 acre Cabbage Island in Linekin Bay. There, a succulent feast of Maine lobsters and clams with all the traditional fixings awaits you. Cabbage Island has been the home of traditional clambakes since 1956, and your hosts, the Moore family, cordially welcome you to experience this ?Downeast? tradition! Come hungry and book early for this popular excursion, leaving from Pier 6 at the Fisherman?s Wharf Inn.


Balmy Days Cruises

balmy_dayPier 8 ? 207-633-2284

Offering a plethora of sightseeing tours, Balmy Day?s Cruises selections include the popular Monhegan Island Day Trip, the Burnt Island Lighthouse Tour, and mackerel fishing about the Miss Boothbay. Take a full day to visit the striking beauty of Monhegan Island, twelve miles off the Maine coast, an island known to inspire artists and lovers of nature both. Experience the Burnt Island ?living? lighthouse, as its? residents acquaint you with the traditional life of a lighthouse keeper and his family. Ply the seas with a rod and reel on a two-hour mackerel fishing tour- they bring you to the fish, you do the rest. All this and more is available just a short walk from the Fisherman?s Wharf Inn.


Tidal Transit

tidal_transit18 Granary Way ? 207-633-7140

Whether you would like a guided tour or to strike out on your own, Tidal Transit is the place to start. Offering both a variety of tours, led by knowledgeable Registered Maine Guides, and kayaks to rent for personal exploration, the staff at Tidal Transit will happily set you up to make the most of your vacation. Single and tandem kayaks, as well as bicycles are available for rent.

Cap’n Fish’s Whale & Sightseeing Tours

capnFishLogo275Pier 6 ? 207-633-3500

Enjoy the finest whale watching in the harbor aboard with Cap’n Fish’s whale watch and site seeing tours. Offering whale watching, harbor tours, and music cruises, Cap ‘n Fish’s crew  is sure to make your trip a special one.  Docked at Pier 1 near the Fisherman?s Wharf Inn, the ship is literally waiting just around the corner to take you on an ocean adventure.