Helpful Links for Cruisers in Maine

Tides and Weather from US Harbors

A leading source in detailed information for every US Harbor in the America also has a map of all the Tides and Weather along the coast of Maine.

Windy and Weather Forecasts

Windy is a great resource for pinpointing wind direction and speed with accompanying forecasts for every spot.

Marine Traffic

Find out where other boats are with boats transmitting their location via the AIS (Automatic Identification System). The AIS-Receiving stations that comprise the MarineTraffic network pick-up such data and share it with the MarineTraffic central database.

Maine Trails

Maine Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Maine residents and visitors find hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state.

Acadia National Park

The majority of the 47,000 National Park acres encompass Mount Desert Island but portions of the park are on the Schoodic Peninsula and Isle au Haut. It’s the perfect outdoor playground full of hikes and places to explore.

Safety Resources from the Cruising Club of America for Cruisers

Safety and Seamanship

After thousands of miles and places visited, many of our members take a moment to share what they have learned. We offer the articles and courses for cruisers of all types.

Cruising with Couples

The book is aimed at the less-experienced crewmember and promotes partnership and teamwork between skipper and crew to ensure they can handle an emergency on their own boat.

Environment of the Sea

As members of the CCA, we sail and explore the oceans of the world with a spirit of adventure and a strong sense of stewardship for the oceans we love. We are looking to be a part of the solution.

Tips for Cruisers In Maine

boats at anchor in Pulpit Harbor
Anchoring Advice for Maine
As marinas in Maine are somewhat sparse, and the anchoring opportunities are plentiful and fabulous, anchoring is a valuable skill set to possess while cruising Maine. General observations for anchoring anywhere from Maine to the Caribbean: The attraction of a tight, snug anchorage is undeniable. Privacy, good protection from wind and waves, tranquil beauty are […]
Cold Water Immersion Strategies
In many cruising areas, the water temperature is part of the enjoyable sailing experience. A quick warm swim at the beginning or end of the day is wonderful. However, In Maine, the water temperature should be considered part of the challenge and not necessarily a pleasant experience. Being a good swimmer isn’t enough to avoid […]
view of many lobster buoys on still water
How to Deal with Lobster Pots
In calm water, at slack tide, in daylight, lobster pot floats, and their warps present only a moderate problem. The floats and toggles are easy to see, and the warps drop straight down from the float or toggle, so steering around them is easy, even if you pass close aboard. You still must keep a […]

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