The twin villages of Damariscotta and Newcastle offer all that a boater could ask for with Schooner Landing’s docking facilities and slips, their restaurant featuring local seafood, lobster rolls and Damariscotta River Oysters, and many gift shops and provisioners nearby. Historic Schooner Landing is built over what was originally Cottrill’s Wharf which was established in the late 1700’s. During the 1800’s the wharf provided the best location for seagoing vessels to transfer cargo. In the early 1900’s the dining area of the current restaurant became an important area for cargo transfer, but also developed as an active area for tourism who would arrive via train in Newcastle and then transport via steamship to areas such as Bristol and Pemaquid Point. Today it's a great jumping off point for locals and tourists alike.
Schooner Landing greets you as you approach the town of Damariscotta. Grab a slip for lunch or dinner and if the dock is full, tie your tender to the public dinghy dock next door. Seasonal and nightly slips are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please call or email us for current rates and availability .
Being the only marina in town, you will find Damariscotta Charters and Joe Rego’s Punky’s Comet II Fishing Adventures. Captain Joe is a registered Maine Master Guide. With over 40 years of fishing in the Maine waters and hunting in the Maine woods, he has earned a reputation of excellence and proven experience.
The RiverTripper offers daily aquaculture tours, scenic tours, sunset and music cruises, and special sailings for regional festivals and events. Serving the world-famous oysters of Maine with a full bar, sailing from Schooner Landing Restaurant and Marina. The boat is also available for private parties and charters.
Leaving directly from the marina, tours are led by a Registered Maine Guide. You can rent boats and paddle boards and launch them right there or load up and take them where you want. Explore the many beautiful coastal waterways, rivers, and lakes of the region. We can also deliver to the location of your stay.
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Pemaquid Oyster Company utilizes the Marina as their oyster seed nursery. While dining on the deck you can see the seed filtering the brackish water in the upweller systems. Once the seed is grown, the oysters are brought down river to be bottom planted for a few more years until they are able to be harvested.