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.

Current News

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 20
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Choices that Matter Discussion 1:00 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library - Adult Reading Room
  • Socratic Seminars 1:30 pm at   Witherle Library - Community Room
  • Book Discussion Group 4:30 pm at   Castine Historical Society - Abbot School Building
Friday, June 21
  • Closing Reception for Annex Arts’ Artists-in-Residence Drew Klassen and Shelley Mansel 5:00 pm at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Season Opening Castine Golf Club Cocktail Party 6:00 pm at   Castine Golf Club
Saturday, June 22
  • Pre-Fair Yard Sale 8:30 am at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Castine Yacht Club Opening - Meeting and Potluck 6:00 pm at   Castine Yacht Club
Sunday, June 23
  • Paul Sullivan in Concert 3:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Historical Society Open House Reception 4:00 pm at   Castine Historical Society
Monday, June 24
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port 9:00 am at   Castine Town Dock
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • Backshore Bootcamp 5:00 pm at   Backshore Recreation Area
Tuesday, June 25
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Shawl Ministry 1:00 pm at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish
  • Exhibit Talk - Historical Society 5:00 pm at   Castine Historical Society
Wednesday, June 26
  • Backshore Bootcamp 5:00 pm at   Backshore Recreation Area
  • Future Trends Series: "The Future of Money" 5:00 pm at   Witherle Library
Thursday, June 27
  • Circuit Training Fitness Class 8:30 am at   Basement of Emerson Hall
  • Socratic Seminars 1:30 pm at   Witherle Library
Friday, June 28
  • Reception for Annex Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Kristy Cunnane 5:00 pm at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
Saturday, June 29
  • Demo/Workshop with Annex Arts’ Artist-in-Residence Kristy Cunnane Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge 9:00 am at   Dyce Head Lighthouse, 1 Battle Ave, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Annual Village Fair 9:30 am at   Trinitarian Congregational Parish of Castine, 68 Main St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Chris Van Dusen at Compass Rose Books 10:00 am at   Compass Rose Books
  • Perkins Family Reunion 1:00 pm at   Perkins House on Wilson Museum Campus
Sunday, June 30
  • Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge 9:00 am at   Dyce Head Lighthouse, 1 Battle Ave, Castine, ME 04421, USA
Monday, July 1
  • Curbside Trash Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Cruise Ship Independence - In Port 9:00 am at   Castine Town Dock
  • riting Workshop with Annex Arts’ Writer-in-Residence at Annex Arts, Elizabeth Poliner 9:00 am at   Annex Arts, 8 Water Street
  • Monday Morning Knitting Circle 11:00 am at   Witherle Memorial Libray
  • Author Talk: "Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers" 7:00 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library
Tuesday, July 2
  • Curbside Recycling Pick-up 7:30 am at  
  • Castine Historic Perservation Commission Meeting 4:00 pm at   Emerson Hall, 67 Court St, Castine, ME 04421, USA
  • Poetry Series w/ Johanna Sweet 6:30 pm at   Witherle Memorial Library
Wednesday, July 3
  • A Gathering of Traditional Small Boats 11:00 am at   Wilson Museum
  • Adam Gallery Annual Summer Party 5:00 pm at  
  • School board meeting 5:15 pm at   Adams School