Charter a private yacht for a vacation in Maine, and you’ll discover the true beating heart of this culturally fascinating, most beautiful state. The northeastern most state of the US, and the most northeasterly location for a yacht charter holiday in the United States, Maine is known for its dramatic, rocky coastline. Dubbed ‘The Pine Tree State’, the coastal forests that cover much of the 400 km of coastline make for an impressive charter cruise.
Whether spending your entire charter in Maine, or passing through en route to Newport, the sheer scale of the region makes for a jam-packed itinerary that focuses on outdoor activities and delicious food. Maine is a place that pairs chic waterfront residences with coastal forests, and rugged wild wilderness with a serene beauty full of wildlife. Maine’s deep-sea fishing scene offers up thrilling days at sea, with the Camden lighthouse landmark waving you off for hours of Atlantic action. Further inland, the hikes and trails that venture into the mountainous terrain are an ideal way to work up an appetite, ready to return to the mouth- watering delicacy that is Maine lobster.
One of the best times to visit the region is the fall, when a changing kaleidoscope of tree foliage lights up the horizon. Play croquet on the lawn at Bar Harbour, stroll past gorgeous Victorian houses on the Western Promenade and drink in golden sunsets that wash across the bay while dining outside one of the many gastronomic restaurants. The cobblestoned streets bring a dramatic beauty to Maine’s rich terrain, where wildlife abounds in its many parks and reserves, and the allure of vintage wares draw in collectors around every corner.
Maine’s coastline and countless islands also offer some beautiful and remote hiking along rocky beaches and wooded trails, often with a spectacular ocean view. Several of Maine's islands are part of the Acadia National Park, preserved as nature created them and protected from future development. Don’t forget to enjoy the activity from your private yacht, either, as traditional lobster boats and clamming boats ply their morning routes in search of the day’s best catch. For a fascinating show, sit in the pilothouse with your charter yacht’s captain and watch as they navigate around all the lobster pots.
See below available yachts for charter in Maine. Contact us to find out about additional yachts for charter available in the area.