Tugboat Inn, Restaurant & Lounge & Marina

On the waterfront in the heart of scenic Boothbay Harbor,  the Tugboat Inn offers 64 rooms and suites facing (some over) the  water, a full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge & Café with  weekend/seasonal entertainment, and a sheltered marina with seasonal and  transient slips and moorings.

Long a fixture of the working harbor, the Tugboat Inn and  its 5 buildings boast a colorful past as home to all sorts of businesses and  local landmarks.  The Red Building was  once the location of an army/navy surplus store, a ships’ chandlery and the  Beauty Box Hair Salon.  The three-story  Main Inn is the former site of the Clipper Inn and the Boothbay Boatel.  You can still see the old carved wooden sign  with the clipper ship on the street by the office.  The Wharf Pier was the original home of the  Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, then more recently the locally infamous Sea  Shanty.  Many visitors and residents will  recall when Marine Service operated off the dock that is now the Tugboat  Pier.  At first, our restaurant was out  over the water on the first level with guest rooms above.  In the early 70’s, the owners at that time  purchased the former working tugboat “Maine”, brought her to Boothbay Harbor,  moved her up to her current location on Commercial Street and the Tugboat  Lounge was born.  Later the restaurant  was moved to its current location and attached to the tugboat and additional  guest rooms were added to the first level of the pier.

In 1993, the Tugboat Inn was purchased by David J. Witham  (owner/innkeeper of the Bar Harbor Inn) and underwent an extensive three-year  $2.5 million transformation into one of Boothbay Harbor’s premier  establishments.  Present owners, Danny  & Carla Lafayette, are committed to maintaining the high quality of the  facility and providing the best in Maine Hospitality.

Whether you visit us regularly or it’s been a while since  your last visit, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

If you’re thinking about making your first visit to our  area, we invite you to stay with us.                   Discover for yourself why so many of our guests become  regular returnees!


    80 Commercial Street
    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
    United States
    Office Hours 8am-8pm Daily Reservations 800-248-2628 All Others 207-633-4434

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