When it comes to beloved summer traditions, what are your favorite things to do? Clambakes on Cabbage Island, ME, are always at the top of our list! Read on to learn more about this New England summer tradition. And, if you are looking for more great ways to enjoy summer in Midcoast Maine, take a look at our free Destination Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on beaches, whale watching, puffin cruises, and more so that you can spend less time planning and more time having fun.
Your Complete Guide to Cabbage Island, ME
All Aboard the Bennie Alice!
Cabbage Island, ME, is only accessible by boat. To make your way to the island, you must go aboard the Bennie Alice in Boothbay Harbor. Trips to the island are available seven days a week from the end of June through Labor Day weekend. Once you arrive on the island, you can enjoy a traditional clambake on the water’s edge.
Sailing to and from Boothbay Harbor and Cabbage Island takes about one hour. Remember to wear sunscreen, and drink plenty of water! During the week from Monday through Friday, trips to Cabbage Island depart at 12:30 p.m. and return at Boothbay at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday trips typically depart and return later in the evening.
What’s on the Menu?
Your tickets to Cabbage Island always include a hearty, home-cooked meal. If you have never experienced a Downeast clambake, then you are in for a treat! Once you arrive on the island, you can look forward to a hearty meal of fish chowder, lobster, potatoes and onion, corn on the cob, and the best blueberry cake in Maine. If you are partial to lobster, then roasted half chickens are also available. For those traveling with children, kids meals may be substituted.
Helpful Information for Your Trip
- Summer 2019 tickets to Cabbage Island are now available. Because these cruises are popular in the summertime, we recommend reserving your tickets in advance. Save your seats by contacting the Cabbage Island Clambakes’ ticket booth at (207) 633-7200.
- Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Once you arrive on the island, you’ll find a variety of activities available, including volleyball, horseshoes, and badminton.
- In preparation of a chance of rain, bring along a rain jacket. Trips to Cabbage Island take place, rain or shine.
Plan the Perfect New England Getaway at Grey Havens Inn
After a fun-filled evening on Cabbage Island, ME, head home to our beautiful waterfront inn. Relax on our wrap-around porch with your favorite book and take in the peaceful views of Harmon’s Harbor. When you book any of our lovely rooms, like The Osprey Turret, you can always look forward to the best amenities, vacation specials, and spectacular service. Complimentary, continental breakfast at our signature restaurant, “Blue,” is always included in your stay. If you are ready to plan your summer getaway, check our availability and book your stay.
Our inn reopens the first weekend of May, and we can’t wait to host you!