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Attractions & Accommodations


Auberge on the Cove

Guestroom at Auberge on the Cove, Ogunquit, Maine

Charming cove-side accommodations

Many, many years ago there was a little farmhouse sitting beside a tiny river at the entrance to the ocean. The farmer decided to take in a few transient guests, and he did so well that he decided to expand. He named his property The Riverside. Years went by, and the tiny river was dredged to make a beautiful cove at the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. It became a picturesque working cove for the strong Maine fishermen and lobstermen, and it was named Perkins Cove.

Over the years, the Riverside guest house expanded, and it became a motel with many guests making lasting memories.

The property has once again evolved and is now named Auberge on the Cove...a place to stay where you can make your own lasting holiday memories. Walk out of your room and across the iconic footbridge to the charming artist colony village filled with quaint shops and wonderful restaurants.

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Salty Lewer Fishing Charters

Offshore fishing charters for the whole family

Striper Fishing at its finest while enjoying the beautiful coast of Maine.  From the serious fisherman to the novice, you will find this fishing fun and enjoyable. Captain Bryan has been fishing since he was a child and knows all the great spots to find the fish along the York county coastline.

There is nothing like fishing off the coast of Maine and it’s fun for the whole family! Two, three, and four-hour trips leave out of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine seven days a week.

Captain Bryan with fish about Salty Lewer Charterfishing, Perkins Cove 03907

It’s Your Day

Custom 2, 3 and 4 hour trips are available- all fishing is along the coast to maximize fishing time. Meeting Place is on the dock in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine.

When to Fish

The best times for fishing are around sunrise and sunset, but it’s your day on the water – let us tailor a trip for your best fishing experience.

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Silverlining Sailing

Cruise aboard a vintage Hinckley sloop

The Silver-lining sloop sailing past Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine

This gorgeous 42’ wooden sloop, The Silverlining, welcomes guests for 2-hour cruises that promise to create beloved vacation memories. Cruise along the waters off Ogunquit Beach and watch as the coast unfolds into the rugged rockbound beauty of the Marginal Way. Sail by oceanfront homes and discover the coastal view of our gorgeous waterfront scenery. Marvel at the rocky coastline of York and Cape Neddick or Ogunquit, the Wells beaches and a little of the Kennebunks. Come alive to the rhythm of the water lapping the hull, and the sounds of the wind filling the sails, and the surf crashing and ebbing over rocks, while Capt. Jack Gordon shares local history and colorful sea stories.

The Silverlining sometimes thrills and sometimes soothes as she charges to windward, reaches offshore or is pulled downwind by the spinnaker. Aboard you will be captivated by breathtaking coastal and oceanic scenery that defines the coast of Maine. Intimate cruises accommodate up to 6 guests. Private custom cruises are available for wedding ceremonies and special occasions.

Finestkind Scenic Cruises

Scenic boat cruises along the Ogunquit coast

Finestkind Scenic Cruises, located in picturesque Perkins Cove, has everything you need for an excursion along Ogunquit’s breathtaking shore. Learn about lobstering and see lobsters caught on board the Finestkind I, take a scenic coastal cruise to the Nubble Lighthouse in York on the Finestkind II, or indulge in a leisurely cocktail cruise in the evening aboard the Finestkind III; each with onboard cruise guides.

Scenic Breakfast Cruise: Start your day aboard Finestkind II with hot coffee, orange juice, and a freshly baked muffins as you cruise the tranquil morning waters of the Ogunquit shoreline.

Nubble Lighthouse Cruise: This offers unsurpassed views of York’s elegant homes and dramatic rocky coastline as you cruise leisurely to Nubble Lighthouse ― rife with breathtaking photo opportunities.

Lobstering Cruise: Enjoy both the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline with a firsthand lobstering experience. Watch and learn as traps are hauled by a Maine lobsterman.

Cocktail Cruises: Cruise the rocky coastline from Perkins Cove south to Bald Head Cliff and north along the Marginal Way  past gorgeous Ogunquit Beach.

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Photo: Amy Kelly, Talespin Studio

Goose Sailing Cruises

Private Ogunquit sailing charters 

Get ready to sail away from Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine, and enjoy the ocean and seaside views. The sailing vessel Goose is a majestic Nonsuch catboat, 26 feet in length, with a single sail.

Join Capt. Scott Drury aboard the Goose for a 2-hour private sail from picturesque Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. Private charters are designed for two to six passengers with a spacious deck and cockpit to enjoy your coastal cruise in comfort. For more adventure you can take the helm for a full sailing experience.

Immerse in the beauty of the coast southern Maine and feel the soulful energy of the Atlantic Ocean…

Depending on the direction of the wind, views may include Ogunquit's beautiful sandy beach, the rocky coastline, and perhaps the majestic Bald Head Cliff. Experience the sensation of the salty sea breeze blowing through your hair and inhale the fresh ocean air. Look for migratory birds and if you’re lucky, you might even witness the rich marine life including seals, porpoises, and sunfish.

S/V Goose at the dock - Goose Sailing Cruises, Perkins Cove, Maine
Image by Alexandra Diaconu

Join 50-year veteran Captain Steve Perkins, USCG Certified & Perkins family fishing heritage. Sailing vessel, The Gift, offers scenic cruises, half day Charters, full day charters and custom cruises such as weddings and ash scatterings for up to 12 passengers. . Capt. Steve has spent more than 55 years working on the ocean off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

The Gift sails out of quaint Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine, where you may experience the peacefulness and excitement of sailing. Steven has had his USCG Captain’s license for over 40 years, can regale you with stories from his extensive knowledge of local waters, and life raised here near Ogunquit in Southern Maine.

The Gift is a Passport 40, world-class sailing yacht, very stable and roomy, with luxurious amenities. She is certified to carry 12 passengers. Reserve a spot for a relaxing sail aboard this comfortable vessel.

Sail The Gift

Perkins Cove sailing for up to 12 guests 

S/V The Gift under sail off the coast of Ogunquit, Maine
S/V The Gift with a young child smiling at the helm

Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing

Offshore bottom fishing excursions with Captains Tim Tower & Ian Keniston

The Bunny Clark is an able 40' deep sea fishing vessel with with an extra 6' bow fishing pulpit. She is certified to fish up to 100 miles offshore. Her propulsion is a 700 shaft horse power Tier 3 Volvo diesel engine.  Designed for comfort & stability, she features an extended canopy for shade with side curtains for spray that roll up out of the way upon arriving on the fishing grounds. A private bathroom is featured in the forecastle.  We target groundfish of all species including cod, haddock, halibut, pollock, wolffish, cusk, monkfish, redfish & hake of three species. We also catch mackerel, tuna, various species of sharks & bluefish on an incidental basis.

Tim Tower is the owner/captain & captains the distant water trips and some of the shorter trips. Captain Ian Keniston is the principle captain running most of the trips including some of the offshore trips.  Both are native to Maine. Both grew up working on the water at a young age.  Graduating with a biochemistry degree, Tim started the business in 1976. Captain Ian joined the Bunny Clark in August of 1998 as a deckhand after serving as such on the party fishing boat, Indian II, for fourteen years out of Portland, Maine.  Tim has also worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute on pelagic fish migration &, at present, holds a seat on the federal New England Recreational Advisory Panel on groundfish regulations. Tim & Ian are joined by professional deckhands who fillet the fish for the anglers during the trip while also gaffing the fish & working the deck. The Bunny Clark has captured 43 IGFA world records since 1984 & 30 Maine state records, including Junior Angler records.

Fishing trips include the 8 hour full day trips, the 10 hour extreme day trips, the 4 hour half day trips (from 4PM - 8PM) & the 12 hour plus offshore marathon trips. The fishing schedule is available online. Maximum passenger count ranges from 25 anglers on the half day trips to 18 anglers on the offshore trips. Rods, reels, lures & bait are provided on every trip. We also offer special fishing charters.  

Bow of a dory, photo by Patrick Maloney Photography

July 15, 1915
The fish were really biting here tonight. One boy caught 14 in half an hour. As soon as I stuck my line in the water, all the fish went away. Typical. Typical. ‘Brigadoon’ was simply marvelous. Love Jan

Postcard excerpt published in Wish You Were Here by Kenny Bassett & Nipper Johnson - An Album of Messages & Memories of Old Ogunquit – Authors: Kenny Bassett & Nipper Johnson, 2022

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