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 as well as a working waterfront for a handful of local oyster-farmers, tour guides, & more.
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 for current rates and availability .
Damariscotta River Cruises
The RiverTripper offers daily aquaculture tours, sunset cruises, & special sailings for regional festivals & events. All while serving the world-famous oysters of Maine with a full bar. The boat is also available for private parties and charters. Click Here for more information.
Maine Boat Hotel
Top choice Maine vacation rental! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live aboard a yacht? Experience a unique boating adventure without ever leaving the dock on the scenic Damariscotta River. No previous boating experience required.
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. Call 207-567-3684
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.
Pemaquid Oyster Company
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 upweller systems. Once the seed is grown, the oysters are brought down river to be bottom planted for a few more years.