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, November 29
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, November 29  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, November 29  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

    FMI: Anne Romans 326-4375

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Tuesday, November 30
  • Witherle Memorial Library Dungeons & Dragons Tuesday, November 30  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    Every other Tuesday starting September 21st at 5PM
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    All Playing Levels Welcome
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Thursday, December 2
  • Planning Board Work Session Thursday, December 2  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To review applications for completeness

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Monday, December 6
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up Monday, December 6  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle Monday, December 6  11:00 am - 1:00 pm Witherle Memorial Libray

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  • Selectboard/Assessors & Overseers of the Poor Mtg Monday, December 6  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Tuesday, December 7
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up Tuesday, December 7  7:30 am - 8:30 am
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  • CHPC Mtg Tuesday, December 7  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Wednesday, December 8
  • Castine Comprehensive Planning Committee (CCPC) Mtg Wednesday, December 8  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
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Thursday, December 9
  • Planning Board Mtg Thursday, December 9  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA

    To consider thefollowing application(s): 

    1) Cathy & Brock Muir, 204 Perkins St, M21 L93,expansion of a legal non-conforming structure on a conforming lot (constructionof a 24’X42’ – 1008 sf garage; 
    2) Town of Castine, M8 L3-ON, relocation of theCastine Fire Rescue Dept communication repeater; 
    3) Elizabeth & John Parish,18 Main St, M21 L97, Internal construction & renovation for a change of useof a single-family dwelling to a multi-family dwelling; 
    4) Jeff Shauger, M6L04, Site work to construct a 40’X30’ parking pad with beginning of a drivewayapproximately 40’ in length; 
    5) Goshia & Craig Parker, 642 The Shore Rd,M14 L05, complete 2nd floor of legal non-conforming pre-existinggarage

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