Dark Harbor Boat Yard in Cradle Cove: 207-734-2246 VHF Ch 9 and 16. Open 7 days a week in July and August. Gas, diesel, water are available at their dock, which can accommodate 8 feet draft at low tide. Be sure to come straight in from the mooring area following the private marks to avoid ledges on either side. Showers, Ships Store, and rental moorings available but not reserved. Plenty of room for anchoring with excellent holding. Walking on the town road on Seven Hundred Acre Island is permitted, but the rest of the island is private.
Warren Island has nine moorings ($20 per night; pay ashore) and a dock for landing dinghies. It is a State of Maine park accessible only by water and has a delightful trail network and numerous campsites. Day passes are $4 per person, but free for Maine residents over 65. Park manager Sandy and ranger Brian are very helpful.
Other attractive anchoring options will become obvious once you’ve surveyed the scene and determined what the weather has in store. A favorite of some CCA members is at the NW side of Cradle Cove near Birch Point. Be careful of the shoal areas near the point and along the shoreline.