On the Water

Since the inn sits right on the Quahog Bay there is a lot to do on the water right from the inn.  You make bring your own boat if you would like and moor it at the inn.

We also have two sail boats and a power boat that are available  for rent. Ask about them when you make your reservation.

We have kayaks at the inn that also can be rented. The Bay is very calm and there are lots of coves a short paddle away. A nice way to spend a few hours or the day.

Should you want to venture a bit further away and/or “leave the driving to someone else”… there are a number of boat tours that you can take. We have listed a number of them here:

Ark II Charters

ARK II is a Catalina 30 tall rig available for captained charter.
Customized trips from  Harpswell Harbor.
Jack Deislinger


Ark II Sail Charters depart from Cook’s Lobster House along the beautiful coast line of Casco Bay. View sealife, light houses, beautful summer cottages and Admiral Peary’s home. Call to create the perfect sailing experience for you and your group.

Atlantic Seal Cruises

68 Garrison Cove Road
Bailey Island, Maine
Off Cook’s Lobster House Dock


Cruises to Eagle Island from Cooks Lobster House Tuesday and Friday Depart 9:30 am – Return 12:30 pm and Depart 1:30 pm – Return 4:30 pm. Cost $35/adult, $25/children (island fee included). Other tours available. Reservations required.


Barbarian III Charters

1866 Harpswell Neck Rd

Barry Crommett

1866 Harpswell Neck Rd



Barbarian III Charters offers custom cruises. Our 31′ Lobster/Sportfish is also well equipped for fishing for everything from mackerel to tuna and sharks. Departs from Harpswell Town Wharf at 1956 Harpswell Neck Rd, Harpswell


Big Bites Sportfishing


Sportfishing fun for anglers of all ages and abilities. Inshore trips for Mackerel, Pollack, Stripers and Blues. Sight seeing, seal-watching or customized trips to fit your needs.
Main Contact: Capt. Jack Dostie
Business Phone: 576-1211


Casco Bay Lines Noon Time Cruise on Bailey Island MaineCasco Bay Lines

Casco Bay Lines Website

Informational Webpage: Bailey Island Noon Time Cruise

Location: Cooks Lobster House 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003



Casco Bay Lines operates the narrated 1 hour and 45 min. Noontime Cruise that departs Cook’s Landing on Bailey Island at noon and cruises through Potts Harbor, past Eagle Island and Haskell Island with a peek at Mackerel Cove. Casco Bay Lines also operates year round ferry service and scenic cruises from Portland, Maine.


The Big Fish

Captain Jay McGowen, Sportfishing and Sightseeing Charters

Location: Cooks Lobster House 68 Garrison Cove Rd, Bailey Island, ME 04003

321-213-1146, 207-833-6054

Email: Harpswellfishing@yahoo.com

Half day and full day fishing trips for stripers, bluefish and mackerel. Light tackle and flyfishing for all ages and skill levels. Bring the kids!Sightseeing, eco tours, lighthouses and bird watching. Watch lobstermen hauling their traps and seals basking in the sun. Call to set up your private tour.


Captain’s Watch Sail Charters

252 Pinkham Point Road (departure dock)
Harpswell, ME 04079

phone: 207-725-0979
email: cwatch@gwi.net
website: http://home.gwi.net/~cwatch/sail.htm

With personalized afternoon, full-day, or overnight sailings, captained charters aboard the 38-foot sloop “Symbion” offer a spacious cockpit, comfortable interior, smooth forward deck. Enjoy sea spray, sun, salty breezes, islands, lighthouses and quiet along Maine’s intricate coast.


http://harpswellmaine.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Lobster-Boat-HBA.jpgMaine Lobster Harvesting and Seal Watching Tours

Let’s go lobstering on a real 30’ Maine Lobster Boat.
Watch while licensed Captain and Registered Maine Guide Jay McGowen
hauls traps and see firsthand what we catch. We’ll talk about the
history of lobstering while the traps are baited and reset. Learn how
lobsters live, grow, and eat. On the way we will watch for seals, porpoises
and a variety of sea birds. Private or semi-private charters.
Call or Email for reservations.
Kate Wing
Email: westwindlobstertours@gmail.com

Tevake Sailing Charters

N73º.748′ W69º.99′ Garrison Cove Road
Bailey Island, ME 04003
207-841-9125, 207-833-5531


Captains Perry and Bethany take up to six passengers on their classic two masted sailing vessel ”TEVAKE”. They offer two, four, and six hour trips. They also offer custom Charters. Call for reservations.


 On the Land

The most popular activities include hiking and biking.

If you did not bring your bike with you we do have them available at the inn.

Find some local hiking and biking trails in the area:



Selected Trails-

Walking and Hiking in Harpswell

Go for a Walk in Harpswell

Harpswell Center Walking Tours

Cliff Trails


Local Trails

Brunswick Trails

Brunswick/Topsham Trail

Bowdoin College Trail Suggestions


Hiking Trials Bath


Wolfe Neck State Park


Bradbury Maountain

Local Bike Rides

 Mapped Bike Rides