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By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In MaineMaine's boating scene is a paradise for water enthusiasts, boasting numerous picturesque lakes that offer a tranquil escape into nature. Whether it's the iconic Moosehead Lake, the majestic Sebago Lake, or one of the many other smaller lakes scattered throughout the state, Maine's lake regions provide a serene setting for boating adventures. Surrounded by lush forests and breathtaking landscapes, these lakes are a haven for various recreational activities, making them popular destinations for boaters of all ages.

In Maine, boaters can find a diverse range of boat types to suit different interests and preferences. From motorized boats to sailboats, canoes, and kayaks, there's a watercraft for every kind of boater. Powerboats, including bowriders and pontoon boats, are popular choices for those seeking thrilling water sports adventures or leisurely cruises on the lakes. Sailboats offer a more serene and eco-friendly way to explore the waters, allowing boaters to experience the calming rhythm of the wind and waves. Canoes and kayaks are perfect for those seeking a closer connection with nature, gliding through narrow waterways and immersing themselves in the tranquility of the surroundings.

For visitors or those who prefer not to own a boat, Maine's boat rental services provide an excellent opportunity to experience the joys of boating without the commitment. Rental companies offer a variety of boats, from small fishing boats to luxurious pontoons, allowing individuals to choose the perfect vessel for their desired boating experience. Whether it's a day of fishing on a serene lake or a leisurely family outing, boat rental services cater to different needs and group sizes.

Maine's boat rental services often come with the added benefit of local knowledge and expertise. Rental providers may offer tips on the best fishing spots, scenic routes to explore, and safety guidelines for a worry-free boating experience. With well-maintained boats, safety equipment, and sometimes fishing gear provided, boaters can focus on enjoying the water and creating cherished memories in one of the most beautiful boating destinations in the United States.

Maine's boating scene is a dream come true for nature lovers and water enthusiasts alike. The state's enchanting lakes provide a perfect backdrop for various boating activities, from thrilling water sports to serene sailing experiences. With a diverse selection of boat types and convenient boat rental services, Maine offers an accessible and enjoyable way for visitors and residents to explore its natural wonders from the unique perspective of the water. Whether it's a peaceful solo paddle or an exciting family outing, boating in Maine is an unforgettable experience that allows individuals to connect with nature and embrace the serenity of the state's pristine lake regions.

Plenty of fun places to go boating in Maine. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state. Maine is a boating paradise, get out in the great outdoors and enjoy it every chance you get.

Boating in ME

For further information about boating in Maine, contact the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Boating Licenses located at 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. The phone number is 207 287-8000.

Maine locator map - boating opportunities.
Maine Resources

Fort Kent

Steves Cycle & Marine
13 Packing Shed Rd
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-3580

Roger's Sport Center Inc
214 West Main Street
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-5505

Fort Kent Ski Doo Sales & Service
5 St Joseph St
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-3607

Fort Kent

Steves Cycle & Marine
13 Packing Shed Rd
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-3580

Roger's Sport Center Inc
214 West Main Street
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-5505

Fort Kent Ski Doo Sales & Service
5 St Joseph St
Fort Kent, ME 04743
207 834-3607


Houlton Power Sports
519 North St
Houlton, ME 04730
207 532-4381


Coastal Marine
53 Bath Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011
207 725-0053

JS Boatworks Inc
4 Sagamore Ln
Brunswick, ME 04011
207 798-5679


Als Sport Center Inc
1818 Lisbon Rd
Lewiston, ME 04240
207 784-7591


Hamilton Marine Inc
100 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
207 774-1772

Chase Leavitt Marine
72 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
207 772-6383

Marine Trade Center
2 Portland Pier
Portland, ME 04101
207 773-5814

Sawyer & Whitten Marine Electronics & Computer System
416 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
207 879-4500

Port Harbor Marine
Spring Point South
Portland, ME 04101
207 767-3254

Adams Marine Center
14 Ocean Street
Portland, ME 04106
207 772-2781


Hamlins Sporting And Marine
290 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
207 872-5660

Bar Harbor

Bowden Marine Service
713 Norway Dr
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288-5247

Elk Spar Boat Shop
577 Norway Dr
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288-9045

Lake Sea Boatworks
204 Knox Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288-8961

Coastal Kayaking Tours Inc
48 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207 288-9605


Branch Pond Marine
269 High St
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207 667-2268

Stanley Marine
328 Bucksport Rd, Ste 5
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207 664-0500

Chase Leavitt Marine
218 Bucksport Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207 667-9390

Sterling Marine Supply
157 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207 667-2600


This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, repairs, accessories, storage and more.

For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Maine, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in ME. Cities listed in this section include Dennistown, Fort Kent, Greenville, Rockwood, St Francis, Caribou, Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle, Van Buren, Augusta, Brunswick, Lewiston, Portland, Waterville, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Ellsworth and Lincoln.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Casey's Spencer Bay Camps, Lily Bay State Park, Rangeley Lake State Park, Aroostook State Park, Greenland Cove Campground, Keenes Lake Camping Grounds, Mt Blue State Park, Lake St George State Park, Sebago Lake State Park, Cobscook Bay State Park, Lamoine State Park and Seaview Campground.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in ME

Maine lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Maine include Chamberlain Lake, Chesuncook Lake, Millinocket Lake, Moosehead Lake, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, Baskahegan Lake, Eagle Lake, Grand Lake, Grand Lake Matagamon, Pemadumcook Lakes, Aziscohos Lake, Flagstaff Lake, Rangeley Lake, Richardson Lake, Sebago Lake, Big Lake, Great Pond, Meddybemps Lake, Pushaw Lake and West Grand Lake. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Maine also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Allagash River, St John River, Aroostoock River, Matta-wamkeag River, Androscoggin River, Saco River, Penobscot River and St Croix River.

ME boating equipment and gear.

Throughout Maine you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Maine

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Maine accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

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