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Best Lodging for Ogunquit Harbor Cruises

With spring slowly but surely on the march here on the coast of Southern Maine, it’s a great time to start dreaming about getting out on our spectacular local waters—with accommodations as your luxurious base camp, of course!

A stay at our Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone this spring or summer puts a variety of Ogunquit-area boat cruises at your fingertips. Here are some fantastic options to check out!

The Gift Sailing Cruises

Catch the wind out of Perkins Cove on a sailing voyage aboard The Gift! This 40-foot sailing yacht comes steered by Captain Steven Perkins, a native of Wells, Maine (just north of Ogunquit) who cut his teeth as a seaman in clamming, lobstering, and commercial fishing and has been leading sailing tours now for decades.

The Gift offers 1.5-hour scenic cruises as well as half-day, full-day, and custom charters for up to a dozen passengers. Watch for seals and whales, eyeball lobster boats at work, and soak up the postcard-perfect Gulf of Maine beauty on a sightseeing voyage with Captain Steve!

Silverlining Sailing

Another fine choice for a Perkins Cove cruise is Silverlining Sailing, the tours of which go down on a 42-foot Sparkman & Stephens wooden sloop built in 1939 and once used for racing. It was restored in the early 1980s and has run scenic cruises for up to six passengers ever since.

The daily trips during the Silverlining Sailing take the form of 1.5-hour morning, late-afternoon, and sunset sails as well as two-hour midday cruises. The company also offers charters.

Schooner Eleanor Sailing Cruises

Not far away, meanwhile, the traditional-style, gaff-rigged schooner Eleanor provides sightseeing cruises out of Kennebunkport. Captain Rich Woodman built the Eleanor in 1998 and has been offering scenic tours and private charters since ’99. The daily two-hour sails, which accommodate up to 20 passengers, head down the Kennebunk River and out into the Gulf of Maine from Cape Arundel to Cape Porpoise.

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The above charters are only three of your cruise options when you partake of our hospitality at the Gorges Grant Hotel, Juniper Hill Inn, Milestone, or Cottage at Acorn Lane: Explore some other possibilities right here. Cruises typically begin running in May, which’ll be here before you know it. Book direct with for the very best deal!