Member Businesses: On the Water

Island Heritage Trust

The Island Heritage Trust is a non-profit private land trust dedicated to conservation that protects significant open space, scenic areas, wildlife habitats, natural resources, and historic and cultural features that offer public benefit and are essential to the character of the Deer Isle area.

Our membership is open to all. We are funded by the tax-deductible charitable contributions of our members. A board of 11 volunteer members governs the Trust through its Chair and Executive Director and staff.

Mission Statement

IHT contributes to the well-being of the island community by conserving its distinctive landscapes and natural resources, maintaining public access to valued trails, shoreline and islands, and by providing educational programming for all ages.

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42 Sunset Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04627 

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207-348-2455

LDI Lobster Dock & Dine

Live or cooked Lobsters, fresh lobster rolls, crab rolls, clams, mussels, burgers, and fries with a view of the LDI Bridge.

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202 Little Deer Isle Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04650 

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(207) 348-2848

Friends of Fort Knox

Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1991 to preserve Maine State Historic Site Fort Knox. Assumed complete management under contract with Maine DoT for Penobscot Narrows Observatory in 2007 and Dept Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry in 2012. We perform major and minor restoration, preservation, conservation projects on the Fort and grounds as well as provide Interpretive History Tours, Gift Shop, Attendance Booth, Operations, Special Events and PNO Attendants from May 1st through Oct 31st. One FT year-round employee (director), 22 seasonal part-time employees and hundreds of volunteers annually.

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740 Fort Knox Road
Propect, ME 04981 

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(207) 469-6553

Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering programs of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented degree programs. The job placement rate for MMA graduates exceeds 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, Money Magazine and U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.

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One Pleasant Street
Casinte, ME 04420 United States

Website

(207) 326-2659

Perry’s Lobster Shack

Perry’s Lobster Shack is a small family owned and operated second generation seafood restaurant located in Surry Maine! Perry’s was originated in 1998 and has been a highly sought after restaurant ever since!  We offer one of a kind views, service and food. Come enjoy our famous lobster rolls on our outside dock area. We can be reached by land or sea. If you join us for, lunch don’t be surprised if you see some of the Lobster men unloading their catch of the day. If dining on our beautiful pier doesn’t leave you enough time, that’s okay! We offer live or cooked items to go and now accept all major credit cards. Come say hello this summer and make sure you come with an empty stomach!

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1076 Newbury Neck Rd
Surry, ME 04684 United States

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(207) 667-1955

Castine Kayak Adventures

Since 1997 ~ Exploring the world by water with customized Sea Kayak Ecotour Adventures. Trips Daily: 9-12, 1-4, 10-4, Overnight Trips and Stargazing & Bioluminescent Tours ~ Kayak Shop ~ Bike and SUP Rentals.

Sea Kayak in Castine, Maine’s beautiful, serene, island-speckled Penobscot Bay, connecting Mid Coast Maine and Downeast Maine and Acadia where time stands still but the water is alway moving. Castine Kayak offers customized sea kayaking tours and instructional clinics for beginners to experienced paddlers with top of the line equipment provided. We’re located right on the water at Eaton’s Wharf launching directly from our docks. Our Registered Maine Sea Kayak Guides lead small, intimate groups on exciting naturalist ecotours, exploring marine sea life, geology and Castine’s rich historical past. 

Join us after dark for a Bioluminescent tour with our unique “Floating Planetarium” and experience an unforgettable evening paddle in Castine Bay under a blanket of stars and in the midst of bioluminescent organisms of the water that swirl and light up with every stroke of your paddle. Enjoy Maine the way life should be! Everyone Deserves a good paddle! Book yours today! 

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17 Sea St.
Castine, ME 04420 

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(207)866-3506

Activity Shop

At THE ACTIVITY SHOP we rent kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on a daily or weekly basis. We have both single and tandem kayaks and WE DELIVER (in most cases) . . . AT NO CHARGE!!!

All rentals include paddles and life jackets. Our fleet of over 100 kayaks, canoes and SUP’s are manufactured by Old Town Canoe Co., Current Designs and BIC. They are maintained to the highest standards for a fun, memorable, and safe vacation adventure.

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139 Mines Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-3600

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is a non-profit organization that works to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing innovative programs that provide value for today’s fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers.
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13 Atlantic Ave
Stonington, ME 04681 

Website

(207) 367-2708

Nichols Day Camps

Summer Day Camp. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, originally incorporated in 1963 as Blue Hill Society for Aid to Children doing business as Nichols Day Camps. We host youngsters, both local and from away, between the ages of 5-16 in fun-filled, age-appropriate, and safe outdoor-oriented programs that run for eight weeks each summer.
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40 Camp Lane
Sedgwick, ME 04616 

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(207)374-9906

Shaw Institute and Blue Hill Research Center

55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614 

Website

207-374-2135