Area Attractions

The Rocktide Inn is located on the easterly side of Boothbay Harbor and provides guests with incredible views of the harbor and the best sunsets in the area.  We’re enlarging our deck and adding 2 fire pits, vertical heaters and new outdoor seating with umbrellas.   You will want to spend time at our new seaside dining room, bar and deck – Coastal Prime. 


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Sea. Sit. Stay.

Ask anyone...There's a special magic to Boothbay Harbor. It's partly the scenery, with a stunning blend of pine forest, rocky shores and magnificent natural harbor. It's partly the history, with the landmarks of a bygone era. It's also the people. Like all seaside towns, you'll find yacht owners and lobstermen, visitors from away and friendly locals. It all comes together to create a lively and hospitable town with a lot to sea and do...and the Rocktide Inn puts you in the middle of it all!

Situated on the eastern shore, right across from the bustling downtown and busy harbor, Rocktide is a hop, skip and a jump from a number of activities. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of town and then retreat back across the footbridge to your own personal oasis of calm at the Rocktide.

These are some of our favorites:


1-hour Harbor Cruise aboard the Novelty

Enjoy a one-hour harbor cruise aboard the Novelty that departs from our very own dock. Rocktide guests enjoy a discounted price.

Charter your own boat with Hay-Val Charters

What better way to spend your vacation in Maine than out at sea on your own private charter? Hay-Val Charters will pick you up at the Rocktide dock and take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Call 207-633-2039 for details.


A Boothbay institution, CAP’n FISH’s offers boat tours of all kinds for all ages. Discount coupons are available for Rocktide Guests!


Boothbay Harbor Country Club

Boothbay Harbor Country Club is the perfect Maine golf course, featuring breathtaking vistas, challenging holes and a sea breeze blowing off the ocean. Located just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor, these 18 championship holes are truly a “Pure Maine” golfing experience.

Opera House

Boothbay Harbor's Historic Opera House has played host to actors and musicians from around the corner and around the globe for generations. Our performance calendar is filled with diverse entertainment. An evening with a Grammy-winning musician, a visit from a Broadway actor, nights of jazz, reggae or bluegrass, rocking Celtic concerts, magic, comedy, lectures, holiday celebrations and community events.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

You can spend a couple of hours or days, weeks, even years getting to know Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. It's a can't-miss excursion.

Maine Maritime Museum

Explore the rich maritime history of Maine at this very special museum in nearby Bath. Limited promotional tickets available at the front desk. Click here for more information.

Owls Head Transportation Museum

A must-see collection of more than 150 historic aircraft, automobiles, engines, carriages and bicycles. Click here for more information.

Boothbay Railway Village

All aboard! The Boothbay Railway Village is an educational, historical and cultural museum that preserves and showcases railroad cars and antique automobiles and documents small town rural life with an emphasis on Maine between 1850 and 1950.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tours

Explore the ghostly haunts of Camden, Damariscotta, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor and Bath. The daytime walking tours and spooky lantern-lit walks are led by the mysterious "Lady in the Red Cloak.” Click here for more information.

Boothbay Region YMCA

Ask at the front desk for our Rocktide Special YMCA Family Discount: only $20.00 per family full day! Click here to visit their website.