On the Water

Seasonal ferry service between Maine’s easternmost ports of Eastport and Lubec resumed late last month for the first time since the Eastport pier collapsed during […]

Venture by sea about four miles south of Mount Desert Island, and you’ll find a place seemingly frozen in time. Baker Island, a mostly uninhabited, […]

Under a cloudless sky, Mark Fletcher of Maine State Sea Kayak leads a dozen paddlers in yellow tandem kayaks from Pretty Marsh village’s Bartlett’s Landing boat launch site out into a saltwater channel.

Jerome Morris’s boat, the Kathryn A, looks just like a lobster boat, from her pointed bow to the square hull and bearded figure behind the […]

Two of the most popular attractions for summer visitors to Maine are a chance to eat freshly caught lobsters in a beautiful shoreside location spot […]

Need a cool dip and place to  relax and have fun? Here are a few of our choice swimming holes open to the public. Some […]

For several months in the summer, puffins —nicknamed the clowns of the sea — entertain whale watchers.

The acrobatic show put on by the dolphins was just one of the memorable sights on Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s 3.5-hour cruise.

Stand-up paddleboarding allows you to go to uncharted places without the crowds.

Exploring Ellsworth’s Branch Lake area, visitors can go for a leisurely stroll in Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Branch Lake Public Forest and then enjoy a refreshing […]

Salt air fused with a woody scent wafting from the cedar planking of the Alice E. as Captain Karl Brunner motored the Friendship sloop away from the dock.

The McCurdy Smokehouse is now a museum dedicated to the history of the industry in Lubec. Throughout the 19th and into the mid-20th century, the smoked herring business boomed.

If at all possible, any visit to the coast of Maine ought to include at least one ride on a boat. For centuries, life here […]

From early July to Labor Day, the Aaron Thomas from Coastal Cruises offers three-hour coastal cruises in Eastern Bay, which is dotted with islands known as the Great Wass Island archipelago.

Cadillac Mountain Sports holds free kayak demos on Thursday nights through the summer. The Ellsworth store sells both kayaks and paddleboards.