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Best Time for Boat Cruises in Ogunquit, ME

Ogunquit’s shore is one of the prettiest you’ll find anywhere: a postcard-perfect hamlet nestled against the sandy beaches and rocky headlands of the Gulf of Maine. Whether you’re taking your morning coffee to the Marginal Way or luxuriating the afternoon away on Ogunquit Beach, our Atlantic views are second to none.

You don’t have to restrict yourself to shore-based viewing, either—not by a long shot. Taking a scenic boat cruise out of Ogunquit gives you an even deeper appreciation for our briny backyard—and the opportunity to gaze back at our beloved village from an offshore vantage.

Mid- to late summer is a great time to get out on the water, and with a “berth” (so to speak) at the Colonial Inn you’re nicely set up for the adventure. We’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from Perkins Cove from which tour operators such as Sail the Gift and Finestkind Scenic Cruises embark. The weather’s lovely, the ocean’s sparkling, and it’s prime time for spotting nearshore wildlife and exploring firsthand the deep-rooted maritime culture of Southern Maine.

A Smorgasbord of On-the-Water Options

You can choose among a wide variety of different itineraries depending on your interests and schedule. Finestkind, for example, offers breakfast sightseeing cruises out of Perkins Cove, where you can combine some fresh-baked goodness from Bread & Roses Bakery and a steaming cup of coffee with the Gulf of Maine’s splendor in new morning light. The outing includes a swing by the Island Ledges, where the odds are good you might see some of our local harbor seals lounging about.

Or try Finestkind’s Lobstering Trip, a fascinating 50-minute ride on the Finestkind I, a genuine working Maine lobster boat that’ll show you the nuts-and-bolts of one of the region’s iconic industries up close. (You can check out other Finestkind cruises right here.)

Aboard the 40-foot sailing yacht The Gift, meanwhile, you can enjoy everything from 1.5-hour cruises to half- and full-day chartersthat show off not only the beauty of Ogunquit’s coastline and waters but also introduce you to the transfixing rhythm and mood of travel by sail.

Enjoy a Cruise Out of Ogunquit With Accommodations at the Colonial Inn

From breakfast to cocktail cruises, boat trips out of Perkins Cove here in Ogunquit serve up ravishing New England scenery and onboard pleasure in equal measure. Get in touch with us today to reserve your elegant accommodations at the Colonial Inn, and take advantage of these last weeks of summer to get out on the Gulf of Maine!