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Bold Coast Boat Tour

July 10, 2017 - 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Departing from (or event address): The Inn on the Wharf, 69 Johnson Street, Lubec

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Cost: $25 MCHT donors // $50 general public

This trip is full

If you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please contact us at or call (207) 729-7366. 

If you can't join us on our trip this season, there are other opportunities to get out on the water in Lubec and Eastport. Daily trips depart Lubec aboard The Tarquin and from Eastport with Eastport Windjammers. You can find more information from

The Bold Coast that stretches from Lubec to Cutler is a singularly spectacular section of the coast in easternmost Maine: a wild, rugged area of natural beauty featuring dramatic cliffs, rocky coves, unpopulated islands topped by pointed firs, and busy, small harbors.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust owns and stewards more than 3,500 acres of public land on the Bold Coast including preserves at Boot Head, Bog Brook Cove, Western Head, and Hamilton Cove. We’ll see it from the water on this relaxed trip aboard the comfortable 40-foot Tarquin which departs from the dock at the Inn on the Wharf in Lubec.

Our Washington County staff members, land steward Melissa Lee and project manager Jacob van de Sande, will be onboard to share their extensive knowledge of conservation in the area as we travel through the Lubec Narrows, out past Maine’s iconic West Quoddy Head lighthouse, and into Grand Manan Channel. We’ll travel along the rugged, rock- and forest-bound Bold Coast with unique views of MCHT preserves at Hamilton Cove, Boot Head, and Bog Brook Cove. As conditions permit, we may venture as far as Eastern Nubble and Western Head Preserves at the mouth of Little River and Cutler Harbor.

In addition to the many examples of conservation in this area, wildlife and seabirds abound along the coast and, if we’re lucky, we might spy a whale, porpoises, or puffins during our afternoon on the water.

What to Expect

Come prepared for the elements and changeable conditions out on the water. It is significantly cooler on the open ocean. We strongly recommend bringing more warm layers than you think you’ll need! There are simple bathroom facilities onboard the boat.


Please contact us at or call (207) 729-7366.


Land for Maine’s Future 30th Anniversary

On this field trip, we’ll see MCHT’s Bog Brook Cove Preserve, a preserve that was conserved with funding from the state’s Land for Maine’s Future (LMF) program. Established in 1987, LMF has been working for Maine over three decades by securing public access to more than 150 places on 600,000 acres. To learn more visit:

Learn more about the MCHT Preserves we'll see on this trip:

Hamilton Cove Preserve
Boot Head Preserve
Bog Brook Cove Preserve
Eastern Nubble Preserve


Cancellation policy and weather

We want you to have the best possible experience on this trip!

  • If we have to cancel due to weather, you will be contacted by email and issued a full refund.
  • If your plans change, you must cancel at least 48 hours before departure time to qualify for a refund, and to make room for others.
  • Last minute cancellations and no-shows will not be issued a refund.