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Why Sailing in Maine is the Best Way to Explore

boats sailing in Maine at Boothbay Harbor

With a soft breeze and the wind in your hair, cruising along Maine’s Coast by sailboat is one of the region’s best pastimes. Maine is home to more than three thousand miles of coastline, characterized by everything from sandy beaches to dramatic, jagged cliffs. The shoreline offers an abundance of quiet coves, untouched islands, expansive bays, and beautiful harbors to explore. Discover more about sailing in Maine below and then set sail for the ultimate sea adventure. Wondering more about what Coastal Maine has to offer? Check out our Things to Do in Maine page to discover the area’s best activities, restaurants, historical sites, beaches, and more.

Why You Will Love Sailing in Maine

The Views are Amazing

With more coastline than California, Maine is one of the best places in the country to explore by water. As you sail along the coast, you’ll see dazzling lighthouses perched high atop islands, dramatic granite cliffs jutting into the ocean, seals basking in the sun, and quaint fishing villages where fishermen are bringing in the day’s fresh catch. Cruise through beautiful bays and calm harbors until you find the perfect spot to stop and explore for a while.

There Are Excellent Spots to Dock  

One of the best places to pick up a mooring during your Mid Coast Maine sailing adventure is Five Islands. This peaceful fishing village features a yacht club, town docks, and one of New England’s best lobster shacks, Five Islands Lobster Co. Five Islands is the perfect spot to stop for lunch while you take in views of one of Maine’s prettiest harbors!

Another great stop is Robinhood Cove. The Robinhood Marina offers 40 boat slips and 70 moorings for rent as well as dockhands to help out, a repair service, a gazebo, and more. You can enjoy a drink or bite to eat on the outside deck of the Anchor Bar and Grill.

You Can Drop Anchor in the Harmon Harbor

South of Five Islands is Harmon’s Harbor, a picturesque bay tucked within the coast and home to our waterfront Inn. As you sail into the bay, you can drop anchor in Harmon’s Harbor and step onto the floating dock at Grey Havens Inn. Head up to our restaurant, Blue, for one of the best meals in Georgetown. Afterward, unwind in one of our cozy guest rooms when you book your stay with us. 

Stay in the Best Georgetown, Maine, Inn

Sunrise suite at grey havens inn

There’s no better place to stay to experience Coastal Maine’s charm than Grey Havens Inn. Our Georgetown boutique hotel is perched high on a bluff with panoramic ocean views. You can spend time relaxing on the wrap-around porch while gazing out over the beautiful, natural harbor and tree-covered islands. Inside our Inn, you’ll find a lovely open stairway leading to our charming guest rooms. Each room is equipped with indulgent amenities including a private bath, luxurious toiletries, and stunning views. Included in your stay is a complimentary continental breakfast in our restaurant each morning.

Check the availability of all our accommodations now and book your stay today. We look forward to hosting you soon.

view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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