Lady J - Maine

Sample Itinerary

The rugged and beautiful coast of Maine offers history, site seeing, shopping, and abundant nature with over 2,000 islands to explore. See below for a suggested itinerary.

Day 1
Arrive in Portland, Maine and join The Lady J for dinner under the stars in Dimillo's Harbor. 

Day 2
After breakfast take a stroll through Portland's downtown gourmet markets and specialty shops that line Exchange St, the core of the downtown district. If you are in the mood for culture, check out the latest exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art, or any of the dozens of, one of a kind galleries in the art district, then pop next door to the Children's Museum of Maine. Board The Lady J and take a cruise through Casco Bay, anchor for lunch then take the water toys for a closer look at the surrounding area. Take a short trip to Harpswell, Orrs & Bailey Islands, where you will stay on Bailey at Cooks Lobster House Marina. Harpswell spans a 10 mile long peninsula and almost 200 of Casco Bay's islands lie within the surrounding waters. The town boasts a history as expansive as its views with 216.8 miles of coastline. Kayaking is something not to be missed and a climb over the rocks of the giant staircase is fun for everyone. 

Day 3
Head towards Booth Bay and dock at Booth Bay Harbor Marina. Begin with a trip to the Booth Bay railway village, visit the memorabilia exhibits and antique vehicles in the village then take a ride on the Narrow-Gauge steam train. Back in town take a walk through the Booth Bay Harbor shipyard to see the restorations of the old classics. Booth Bay Harbor is another great place for kayaking. Look for eagles, osprey, seals and other critters as you paddle along.

Day 4
Begin steaming towards Penobscot Bay along the outer islands keeping a keen eye out for migrating whales. Cruise through the bustling Fox Island thoroughfare and take in the impressive display of scattered summer manors along the islands shore. Stop in a quiet cove for lunch then continue back through Fox thoroughfare to Camden, stay at 'Willey Wharf'. Camden waterfront is upscale, cozy and steeped in nautical tradition. The thriving downtown is a shopper's paradise, from fine art and custom clothing to nautical themed trinkets and local jewelry. Take a walk through Camden Hills State Park, the view from Mount Battie of Penobscot Bay is spectacular and you can often look down on hawks riding up the thermals. In Camden, the real restaurant question is, where do I start? The choices are numerous and of course there is a huge variety of seafood restaurants to choose from. 

Day 5
Head up to Smith's Cove for a quiet lunch in one of the most scenic Hurricane holes the coast has to offer, then brave the cool water and explore the Bagaduce River by Jet Ski. Leaving Smith's Cove in the afternoon cruise up through Eggemoggin Reach and Jericho Bay and onwards to Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor boasts America's second most visited national park, most of the park is only accessible on foot although there are some carriage trails for horse or bike riding. Bar Harbor is the city that never sleeps with many of the shops and most of the restaurants staying open late. 

Day 6
Spend the day exploring Bar Harbor. Or try your hand at fishing.  Start the day by chumming for mackerel in Frenchman's Bay.  Then travel offshore into deeper water where the cod, hake and haddock are plentiful.  Keep an eye out for porpoises, seals and bald eagles along the way.

Day 7
Cruise Frenchman's Bay, take the toys for a spin around the numerous islands and have a leisurely picnic lunch. Depart via Bar Harbor airport.

The itinerary above is only a sample and can be modified to fit the charterer's wishes.

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