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Activities on Water

Discover a Variety of Activities at Spruce Point Inn and in the Area!

Whale Watching

Cap’n Fish’s is the original Whale Watch in the Mid-Coast Maine region and has the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season  and where to go for the BEST whale watch experience in Maine. Founded over 80 years ago, they have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the mid-coast.

Ride the Spruce Point Inn shuttle van or private boat launch into bustling downtown Boothbay Harbor to connect with Cap-N-Fish’s whale watch.

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Damariscotta Oyster Farm – Tasting and Cruise

Come explore the exquisite beauty of the tranquil Damariscotta River, on the 49-passenger River Tripper from Mother’s day until the Fall Foliage has colors. Discover the River where 80% of Maine oysters come from during our daily Maine Oyster Farms and Seal Watching Tour!

Sit back and relax with a drink in hand on the Happy Hour Cruise at 5, or learn from experts about how to pair the sumptuous Damariscotta River oysters with wine, sake and beer during one of the Tasting Cruises.

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Kayaking and Paddle Boarding

Being right on the water has its benefits and complimentary kayaks and paddle boards are ready and waiting for you at the Spruce Point Inn dock. No experience is necessary. It is recommended that first time guests choose a tandem kayak for extra stability. Visit the activities shack by the oceanside pool when your ready for an outing.

Harbor Cruises

Welcome to the one hour sight-seeing trips on the Squirrel Island Ferry, The Novelty. On this very popular trip you will see everything Boothbay Harbor has to offer. You will see lighthouses, sealife, the rocky shores of Maine, boats of every kind, and many other sights & sounds that make up the feelings people take home that you can only find in Maine, rain or shine.

Private Motor Launch

Bright Line is a complimentary boat service for hotel and restaurant guests.

On the day of your intended departure, just stop by the hotel front desk to sign in or call 207-633-4152.

Cabbage Island Clambake

Your Downeast Clambake adventure begins with a scenic tour of Boothbay Harbor aboard the Bennie Alice, en route to Cabbage Island in Linekin Bay. There a succulent feast of Maine lobsters and clams with all the traditional fixin’s await 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!

Cabbage Island is just off of Spruce Point. The Spruce Point Inn Motor Launch or Shuttle will take you down to the Cabbage Island Dock for your departure and return.

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Whether it’s mackerel fishing from the Spruce Point Inn dock (great for children), striped bass in our local waters, or game fishing offshore — Boothbay Harbor is the location with the Captain’s who can ensure a challenging and successful outing. Choose from a selection of top anglers with the talent and the knowledge to consistently put you in the right place at the right time.

Local charters and guides:

Capt. Barry Gibson (207) 633-5929

Capt. George Warren (207) 380-4556

Capt. Mark Stover (207) 633-3807

Capt. Dan Stevens (207) 380-5445

Capt. Peter Ripley (207) 350-5118

Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island, 12 miles out to sea, is among the best places to visit while staying at Spruce Point Inn. This small island, just ¾ mile wide and 1½ miles long, is a haven for those seeking beauty, quiet, and relaxation. The art galleries, lighthouse and museum and hiking trails are definitely worth a visit.

Monhegan Island attracts visitors from all over the world who want to paint, photograph, look for migrating birds, rare wildflowers, sea life (whales and seals), and who just want to escape for a few hours or days from their busy lives.

There are challenging hiking trails that lead to beautiful vistas. Trails are well-marked and the Island, while you would not notice it, is bustling all season.

Take the Balmy Days Monhegan Island Ferry from downtown Boothbay Harbor. It departs at 9:30 and returns at 4pm, in season.


Book a private sail along Boothbay Harbor on board your own historic Friendship Sloop or a restored historic Catboat! Reserve by Phone (207.380.5460) or Click Here to Email.

Sarah Mead
The Sarah Mead, known as the original lobster boat, is a fully restored Newbert and Wallace 32′ classic wooden Friendship sloop and currently the only wooden sailing lobster boat on the Maine coast - Operated exclusively from the Spruce Point Inn Dock!


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    Some see lighthouses as symbols of refuge and strength, literal beacons in the night. One visit to an actual Maine lighthouse can provide the sort of “in the moment” memory that gives temporary refuge on the most hectic of days. Close your eyes, smell the ocean, and hear the waves. Burnt Island Lighthouse is located next to Spruce Point Inn and is available to our guests via the Novelty, the Inn’s private launch Bright Line or complimentary kayaks from the Inn dock.

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