How do I visit Castine by boat?

Castine Harbor (44°23’N 68°48’W), at the entrance to the Bagaduce River, has ample depth and is easily entered. Dyce Head Light, 134 feet above the water, is on the north side of the entrance to the river. Pass close to the fairway bell buoy on either side and, keeping a reasonable distance offshore and south of the buoy marking Otter Rock Shoal, steer into the harbor on a midchannel course.

Town Dock floats are available from May 15th to October 15th and tie-up is limited to 2 hours between 9:00am and 5:00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Overnight dockage is permitted and fees apply after 5:00pm. The per-night overnight dockage fee is $3/foot up to 80 feet of total length. The Acadia floats at the Castine Waterfront are designated for pick-up and drop-off only and now features an accessibility step with rails. Unattended boats will be moved at the owner’s expense.

Trash disposal is available at a cost of $2.00 per bag.  See a dock attendant for assistance.

Pump-out service is available (use at your own risk) at no cost July 1st through September 2nd from 8:00am to 5:00pm or by appointment with the Harbormaster May 1st through October 15th.

To reach the Harbormaster, call (207) 266-7711 during July & August or (207) 266-9392.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 19
  • Town Office CLOSED - due to the Patriot's Day Holiday Monday, April 19
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 19  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, April 20
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Tuesday, April 20  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (ZOOM) Tuesday, April 20  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Tentative Agenda:
    1) Approve renewal Liquor License - The Castine Inn

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  • Witherle Memorial Library: Let’s Talk About It, Session 2 Tuesday, April 20  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    https://witherle.lib.me.us/events/lets-talk-about-it-session-2-2/

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Wednesday, April 21
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Wednesday, April 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Due to the Patriot's Day Holiday

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Friday, April 23
  • Town Floats Friday, April 23

    TheTown floats are scheduled, weather permitting, to go into the water on Friday,4/23rd. Acadia floats approximately a week later. 

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Saturday, April 24
  • Garden Club Clean Up Day Saturday, April 24 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    9AM - 12 noon
    Volunteers Needed

    Rain Date: Sunday, 4/25 from 12 noon - 3PM.

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Sunday, April 25
  • Garden Club Clean Up Rain DATE Sunday, April 25 Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    12 Noon - 3PM
    Volunteers Needed

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Monday, April 26
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, April 26  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, April 26  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, April 26  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Trinitarian Congregational Parish

    The ministry meets in the vestry of the Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 pm.

     

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Thursday, April 29