Windjammer Days Boothbay Harbor One Design Race

Information for 2018 will be updated as soon as it is available.

This race takes place between the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and the Tumbler Island buoy and can best be viewed from the Maine State Aquarium, McKown Point Road in West Boothbay Harbor.  For more information, visit BHYC.


 

Reggae Cruise

Date/time will be updated for 2018 as soon as it is available.

Kick off Windjammer Days with a sunset cruise and some fabulous reggae music aboard the Harbor Princess!
All passengers must be 21 years or older.  Visit www.mainemusiccruises.com to learn more.

 

United States Coast Guard Station, Boothbay Harbor

United States Coast Guard Station, Boothbay Harbor

United States Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor
Tuesday, June 26 from
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, 27 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

for more information call 207-633-2661

A unique opportunity to talk with our Coast Guard personnel and view the operational and logistics capabilities of our local station.  Free shuttle is available to the station which is located on McKown Point, West Boothbay Harbor. Tours are free and the men and women who    protect our waters are happy to talk with you!  

 

Maine State Aquarium
Tuesday, June 26 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Check out lobsters of all colors and sizes! Colorful marine life including red sea anemones and purple sunstars live among the many exhibits that make up this delightful sea sanctuary.  At center stage is an 850 gallon tank filled with sharks and skates. Pet a shark if you dare! Free shuttle available. 

Tuesday's Schedule:
Explore the Zone (10 -11 AM) – Experience the thrill of finding hermit crabs, green crabs, snails, clams, and more in the intertidal zone. Aquarium staff will discuss the challenges that these animals face living between the tides. Children must be accompanied by an adult and water-shoes or boots are a must.
Crafts on the Porch (10 AM – 3 PM)
Lobster Presentation (11 AM, 1 PM & 3 PM) Do you love the sweet, succulent taste of a Maine lobster but curious about how this delicious crustacean makes it to your dinner plate? Then attend a presentation on the porch and staff will teach you about the fundamentals of the lobster industry, its people, and the techniques used to catch them.
Creature Feature (12 PM, 2 PM & 4 PM) Do you want to learn more about the unique features of Maine’s invertebrates? Then join us for a 15 minute presentation about fascinating hermit crabs, ancient horseshoe crabs, squirting sea scallops, gross sea cucumbers, and more. 
Behind the Scenes ( 2:30 PM – sign up in advance due to limited space call 633-9406) Are you curious about what’s on the other side of the glass? Here is your opportunity to get an insider’s view of the tanks, support systems, and animal storage facility. A 30 minute tour will provide the answers on how the Aquarium’s animals are kept happy and healthy.

Wednesday's Schedule:
Explore the Zone (10 -11 AM) – Experience the thrill of finding hermit crabs, green crabs, snails, clams, and more in the intertidal zone. Aquarium staff will discuss the challenges that these animals face living between the tides. Children must be accompanied by an adult and water-shoes or boots are a must.
Sport-fishing off the Dock (11 AM – 2 PM) Do you want a new fish story to tell? Try your luck at an activity that is fun, exciting, and relaxing. Rods and reels are available free-of-charge on our dock, and staff will provide necessary instruction.
Lobster Presentation (11 AM, 1 PM & 2 PM) Do you love the sweet, succulent taste of a Maine lobster but curious about how this delicious crustacean makes it to your dinner plate? Then attend a presentation on the porch and staff will teach you about the fundamentals of the lobster industry, its people, and the techniques used to catch them.

Aquarium closes at 3 PM today for staff to be a part of the parade.  For more information, visit Maine State Aquarium.