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

Sunday, June 20
  • Wilson Museum Members Reception Sunday, June 20

    http://wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.html#May

    1920s Speakeasy

    Break out the beaded jewelry, feathers, and bowties because we are going back to the 1920s to celebrate the founding of the Wilson Museum on this day 100 years ago. Enjoy delicious food prepared by the Tarr family and “speakeasy” antics at the bar with Mark and Kelly Sawyer of MarKel’s Bakehouse. In addition to the frolic and fun, guests will have a first-hand look at the newly updated booklet on the Wilson Museum. Not yet a member? Register on our membership page, or call the main office (326-9247), for the membership level that’s right for you: students ($15), individuals ($25), families ($40), and life members ($500).

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  • Castine Town Band Sunday, June 20  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Town Common, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Monday, June 21
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 21  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 21  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg (In-Person & Zoom) Monday, June 21  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    In-Person & Zoom Mtg.

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Tuesday, June 22
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 22  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Wednesday, June 23
Saturday, June 26
Monday, June 28
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, June 28  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, June 28  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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  • Castine Shawl Knitting Ministry Monday, June 28  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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Tuesday, June 29
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, June 29  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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