York, Maine, on the Southern Maine Coast, is a classic summer beach town complete with long stretches of white sandy beaches and gentle surf, noteworthy lighthouses and relaxing parks, historical societies and adventurous amusement parks. We know that York makes for plenty of those magical summer on the coast memories.
York Harbor Inn photograph
Nestled just South of Cape Neddick, less than a ten minute drive to Ogunquit, Maine, 15 minutes north of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and 22 miles south of Kennebunkport, York is the perfect combination of relaxation and activity.
What better way to explore York’s rugged coastline, iconic lighthouses, secret coves, and pristine peninsulas than by boat?
York Maine photograph
- Name: Silver Lining Sailing Cruises
Location: 80 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907
About: Experience the sensations of sailing along the beautiful Ogunquit Beach with Silver Lining Sailing. Sail by oceanfront homes, and see the coastlines of York and Cape Naddick or Ogunquit, the Wells Beaches and little bits of Kennebunk along your journey at sea.
Reservations here: https://www.silverliningsailing.com/reservations/
2. Name: York Beach Residence Club
Contact: [email protected] | 207-363 0900
Location: Short Sands Beach
1 Ocean Avenue
York Beach, Maine 03909
About: York Beach Residence Club offers a wide range of ocean tours near York Beach, Maine
3. Name: Granite State Whale Watch
Contact: [email protected] | 800-964-5545 | 603-964-5545
Location: 1870 Ocean Blvd (Rte 1A)
Rye, NH 03870
About: Enjoy exclusive whale watching, sightseeing, and discovery experiences. Whale watches depart twice daily from Rye Harbor, NH from June 15 to September 1. Whale watches will take you to Jeffreys Ledge off NH and ME, and occasionally to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off MA.
Reservations here: https://www.granitestatewhalewatch.com/reservations-schedules.cfm
Granite State Whale Watch Photograph
4. Name: Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing
Contact: 207-646-2214 | [email protected]
Location: 70 Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit, Maine 03907
About: Enjoy a comfortable, speedy, and stable fishing experience aboard the forty foot fiberglass deep sea fishing vessel, The Bunny Clark.
5. Name: New England Eco Adventures
Contact: 207-502-8040 | [email protected]
Location: 8 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043
About: Experience a small, first-class, intimate exploration guided by top-notch sailers. The RIP boat will provide you with an action-packed adventure and relaxing sail to the beach. You will see Nubble Lighthouse, Boon Island Lighthouse, Goat Island Lighthouse, and Wood Island Lighthouse.
Visit Maine photograph of Nubble Lighthouse, York
Visit Maine photograph of Boon Island Lighthouse
Visit Maine photograph of Goat Island Lighthouse
Visit Maine photograph of Wood Island Lighthouse
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Name: Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
Contact: (603) 436-8084
Location: 64 Ceres St Portsmouth, NH 03801
About: Discover the character of Portsmouth Harbor, the birdlife of the inland waterways, the folklore of the Isles of Shoals, and the shipbuilding of the harbor, while cruising along with a local expert.
Portsmouth Harbor Cruises photograph of Isle of Shoals
2. Name: Isle of Shoals
Contact: (603) 431-5500 | [email protected]
Location: Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
315 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH. 03801
About: Join the crew aboard an expertly narrated Isle of Shoals tour. Experience the history and beauty of the seacoast and Isle of Shoals, and even enjoy a glass of champagne.
3. Name: Gundalow Company
Contact: (603) 433-9505 | [email protected]
Location: Gundalow Company
60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
About: Enjoy a private or public sail aboard a traditional reproduction of the flat-bottom gundalow barges that were once used along the local waterways. Tickets range from $18-$42 depending on the sail time and type, with a variety of day and evening sails.
- Name: SAIL ME
Contact: 207-801-1987 | [email protected]
Location: 82 Perkins Cove Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
About: Start your journey aboard Sail ME, with Captain Will Hargrove. Your journey will begin from scenic Perkins Cove, and you will travel the coastal waters depending on the wind. You may travel along Marginal Way and Ogunquit Beach, or along the home shore to Bald Head Cliff.
The Colonial Inn photograph of Perkins Cove
2. Name: Cove Runner Lighthouse Cruises
Contact: (207) 216-2844 | [email protected]
Location: Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME 03907
About: Depart out of Perkins Cove with Captain Bob Spencer for a personal tour of beautiful scenic locations. You may choose your own destination, or one of the suggested destinations: Portsmouth, York Harbor, Kennebunkport. You will tour abroad a 32-ft WorldCat catamaran power boat with twin 115-horsepower Yamaha 4-stroke engines.
3. Name: Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Contact: 207-646-5227 | [email protected]
Location: Ogunquit, ME
1. Scenic Breakfast Cruise w/Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
About: Start your visit to Ogunquit aboard Finestkind II with hot coffee, orange juice, and freshly baked muffins from the Village Food Market in downtown Ogunquit.
Finestkind II departs every morning for a Breakfast Cruise: travels along the calm morning waters of the Ogunquit shoreline to the Island Ledges; a habitat of seals. Your tour guide will point out many sights, including a brief discussion of lobstering, along the way and back to Perkins Harbor.
2. Nubble Lighthouse Cruise w/Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
About: Enjoy a leisurely fourteen-mile round trip cruise aboard the Finestkind III. Take in unsurpassed views of York’s beautiful homes and rugged coast. Don’t forget your camera as you’ll cruise back to the breathtaking Nubble Lighthouse.
3. Lobstering Trip w/Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Duration: 50 minutes
About: Get a firsthand lobstering experience, aboard Finestkind I, as you take in the finest views of Ogunquit’s shoreline. You will see traps hauled and lobsters caught by real Maine fishermen.
Your tour guide will provide a detailed explanation of the lobstering industry, and point out many scenic points along the way.
Travel Awaits Photograph of Ogunquit Harbor
4. Cocktail Cruises w/Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Duration: 1 hour
About: Sit back and enjoy a late afternoon cocktail cruise. Experience the rocky coast south of Perkins Cove to Bald Head Cliff and north along Marginal Way and the Ogunquit Beach.
5. Sailing Cruises w/Finestkind Scenic Cruises
Duration: 1 hr 20 minutes
About: Enjoy a sailing trip aboard a traditional wooden lobstering vessel. U.S. Coast Guard licenced captain Grant Hubbard, an Ogunquit native, will navigate you along the local coastline. You will set sail along the Ogunquit shoreline, to Bald head Cliff in York and down to the Ogunquit beaches.
New England Today photograph of Ogunquit, Maine
- Name: Southern Maine Kayaks
About: Based in Kennebunkport, this is your one-stop-shop for biking, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. Whether you’re looking for a half day, daily, or weekly rental, or a guided stand up paddle board tour, Southern Maine Kayaks will supply you with the best gear, advice, and customer service.
*Visit website for more paddling and biking rentals and tours
Southern Maine Kayaks photograph
2. Name: Libreti Rose Fishing Charters
Contact: 207-432-4349 | [email protected]
About: Captain Bruce Hebert will bring you, your friends, and family on board the Libreti Rose II for a guided fishing experience.