On the Water

From its earliest days, the sea has defined this region as a center for boat building, coastal trading, sailing, fishing and recreation. The Peninsula’s many harbors and inlets are dotted by lobster boats, sailboats of all size and type, smallcraft and motorboats.

Working and recreational waterfronts coexist all over the peninsula and Deer Isle. From Stonington, (whose lobstermen and women deliver the highest lobster landings in the state) to the deep, protected cove of Buck’s Harbor in Brooksville, to Castine’s bustling harbor, the ocean continues to beckon.

Blue Hill’s public landing is in South Blue Hill, off of Rte 175. It is inaccessible by boat at low tide. Harbor Master: Dennis Robertson (207) 374-2281

Brooklin‘s town landing is on Naskeag Point at the end of Naskeag Point Rd. Turn left at the General store when traveling south on Rte 175.

Sedgwick and Brooksville share a public landing at Walker’s Pond, off of Rte 15/175 (on Cooper Farm Rd.) in Sedgwick. This is a fresh water landing.

Sedgwick has a town dock on the Benjamin River.

Brooksville‘s other town landing is located on Rte 175/176 (on Franks Flats Rd) in North Brooksville, across from the Bagaduce Lunch. This landing is on a tidal river.

Brooksville is home to another public landing, located on Rte 176 (Coastal Rd) on Buck’s Harbor in North Brooksville.

Castine Town Dock, June-August: (207) 266-7711
Castine & Brooksville Harbormaster: Sarah Cox (207) 326-9638

For more information regarding marine weather conditions, yacht brokers, boatbuilders and other marine related business, visit me.usharbors.com

Tide charts are available for Castine Harbor, Center Harbor (Brooklin) and Blue Hill Harbor.

Sailing lessons

On the Water

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... Read more »

139 Mines Rd
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



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... Read more »

17 Sea St.
Castine, ME 04420 



Friends of Blue Hill Bay

PO Box 1633
Blue Hill, ME 04614 



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... Read more »

740 Fort Knox Road
Propect, ME 04981 

(207) 469-6553


Isle au Haut Boat Services

27 Seabreeze Ave
Stonington, ME 04681 



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... Read more »

13 Atlantic Ave
Stonington, ME 04681 

(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.

40 Camp Lane
Sedgwick, ME 04616 



Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking, LLC

Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking (est. 2021) is a small family-owned business dedicated to taking visitors and locals out on guided kayak tours of the amazing Stonington archipelago – touted by many as the best sea kayaking on the east coast. The Steinharter family have been devoted to Deer Isle for over 50 years and Founder/Lead... Read more »

35 Big Pond Road
Stonington, ME 04681 

(203) 919-6023


The Shaw Institute

55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614