EXPLORE COASTAL MAINE
Maine offers a myriad of engaging seasonally-driven experiences that Cliff House Maine strives to optimize to provide all of our guests the opportunity to own a moment in time, unique to the destination. Whether this activity be a maritime adventure or a leisurely experience, you will find everything you're looking for in Southern Maine. We are happy to connect you with trusted vendors and the very best local adventure centers -- getting there is a cinch if you have your own transportation. Should you decide to stay in Maine without securing your own transportation, we advise you to contact our concierge team directly at 207-361-6245 to assist in arranging for transportation, as traditional means of transport such as taxi, Uber, and Lyft are not readily available in Maine. Our concierge team can also assist you in securing on of our house Volvo's!
Water Sports & Fishing
Our concierge team would be happy to arrange any of these offsite excursions with our partners, please call our Concierge team (207) 361-6245
Enjoy a self-guided kayaking excursion along the Ogunquit River or a guided tour with these vendors:
World Within Kayak Rentals in Wells, ME offers two popular kayaking routes, down the Ogunquit River toward Ogunquit Beach or through the Wells estuaries!
Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike in Kennebunkport, ME offers guided kayak tours through local rivers and to the Cape Porpoise Lighthouse!
Scenic Lobstering Cruise
This trip is available with Finest Kind, and excursions can be booked on their website. Includes all that lobstering has to offer with some additional time to take in the sights. Southern Maine has some of the most spectacular coastline on the East Coast, as well as some famous landmarks all within a short distance from our harbor. After pulling the traps, we will take a cruise to take in some of these landmarks, which include Bald Head Cliff, Nubble Lighthouse, Walker’s Point, and Boon Island.
Departure times vary · Duration 50 Minutes
Scenic Area Cruises
Finest Kind offers many excursions for those in the area to enjoy. Book directly through their site, join the Captain and Crew in Perkins Cove, and off you go! Set out on a breakfast cruise, Nubble Light cruise, Cocktail cruise, or even a sailing trip.
Departure times vary · Duration Varies
Fishing or Lobstering Trip
Book one of the most sought after local experiences when you take a lobstering excursion with our local lobsterman Captain Phil Breton. Offering scenic lobstering or fishing experiences for 2, 3, and 4 hour time frames, you are sure to enjoy this one of a kind experience. After you take in some of the most scenic views along the coast of Maine, you will pull up lobster traps. If you catch lobster or fish while on your excursion, you can bring the fresh catch back to Cliff House where we will prepare the catch for your lunch or dinner through our Hook & Cook experience. Ask our concierge team for further information!
Departure times vary • Duration 1.5 - 2 Hours
Inshore Fishing Trip
Enjoy a 2, 3, or 4 hour fishing experience with one of our trusted local anglers. You'll spend your trip hunting for striped bass, bluefish, and mackerel. This trip follows the coastline from Kennebunkport to York, stopping along the way to fish. Our local fishing charter partner uses several methods of fishing, including live lining, casting, trolling, drifting, and even fly fishing. This trip is suited for adults.
Departure times vary • Duration up to 4 Hours
Enjoy a guided bicycle tour of beautiful Portsmouth, NH when you go out with our partners at PortCity Bike Tours. Offering a range of all inclusive guided bike tours with plenty of opportunities to take photos, their guides will ensure that guests of all ages enjoy a safe and fun experience.
Enjoy a casual bike ride through Kennebunk when you rent a bicycle or scooter from Coastal Maine Kayak & Bike.
Walking and Hiking
In our neighboring towns of Ogunquit and York, there are many trails to walk, explore, jog, and sight-see. Get out in the fresh air and immerse yourselves in the Maine wilderness! Please see our Hiking Guide for our recommendations.
Public parking throughout downtown Ogunquit. Trail begins off of shore road. Easy walking, sitting benches.
Daylight hours only, parking at trail head, Carry-In/Carry-Out
Wiggly Bridge/Steedman Woods
Street parking on York St, between York Village and the Harbor. Trail begins off of route 103. Easy walking, no bicycles allowed.
Parking inside gate. Historic military fort. 10am-sunset Memorial to Columbus Day. Maine State Park day use fee charged, Carry-In/Carry-Out policy.
Parking along York St, walk down to Harbor Beach to access the trail. Walk across harbor beach parking lot to connect to the fisherman’s walk and wiggly bridge. No bicycles.