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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 Charter Fishing

Offshore fishing charters for the whole family

Offering popular Striper Fishing along the picturesque coast of Ogunquit and York, Maine. 

 

Salty Lewer Charter Fishing offers light tackle inshore fishing charters for Stripers, Mackerel, and Bluefish. Two, three, and four-hour trips leave out of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine daily from May to October.

During the spring and fall full-day fishing trips are also available for Haddock, Pollock, Cod, and popular ground fish.

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

Helmed by Capt. Bryan "Salty"  Lewer, The Salty Lewer is a 25' Sportsman Platinum - perfect for private inshore fishing charters for up to 6 passengers. We depart Perkins Cove so you can be fishing along the rocky coastline, rugged cliffs, beaches, and river mouth after a short boat ride.

Our two, three, and four-hour fishing charters are designed for passengers ages 7 and older and family-friendly private fishing trips are ideal for kids as young as 4 years old. 

 

Scenic cruises are also available for private groups of up to six guests and destinations can include Nubble Light in York, Boon Island, and cruises past Ogunquit Beach and The Marginal Way.

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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.

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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