One of the reasons we all love living in Maine (and why so many people love visiting Maine) is that the state offers so many recreational activities.

Of course, the state has great towns and cities filled with amazing shops and cool restaurants.  You could spend a week hopping from town to town, but the state offers so much more.

In addition to all of the cool small towns to explore, we have amusement parks, breweries, hiking, camping, ATVing, and boating.

Boating in Maine is not limited to small power boats and canoes, either.  In many of Maine's tourist towns, you'll find cruise lines that take people out on scenic day cruises.

Sometimes, these cruises are purely for sightseeing, but many are geared toward a particular activity; a romantic sunset cruise, a peaceful trip on a sailing schooner, a trip to watch the whales or seals, or a themed party cruise.

Because we were hoping you could get the most out of your summer in Maine, we've created a list of some of the best day cruises in the state.  We've also included select evening cruises.

16 Unforgettable Maine Day (& Night) Cruises

Want to have some fun on the water without spending thousands of dollars and spending a week away? Check out these great day cruises. Some of these are purely for sightseeing but may feature some kind of event. Check out the list and let us know if there are some we should add to the list.

One of the things that has us most excited for this summer is the number of great party cruises being offered.  For example, the Songo River Queen, which docks at the causeway in Naples, is offering classic rock party nights, an '80s dance night, and even a night with Maine's 12 OC!

What other cruises need to be on our list?  Let us know by sending us a message inside our app or by emailing cooper.fox@townsquaremedia.com

2024 Maine Agricultural Fair & Festival Dates

According to the Maine Fairs website, these are the proposed dates for some of Maine's biggest fairs and festivals. If there is an event that we missed that you believe should be on our list, or if we got something wrong, please let us know by sending an email to Cooper.Fox@townsquaremedia.com

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