This is a family owned marina with excellent services and a great staff – mostly family members I suspect.
They sell live lobsters on site and will lend you a pot to cook them in. This makes for a great meal on the boat.
They sell some things on site. There is a small store an easy walk away. There is also a great restaurant next to the store. Hard to get reservations though.
Just some additional information about Bucks Harbor. New owner and his family just took the place over in July. The showers are clean and work well. The dock staff is great. The restaurant is open 5:30 to 8:00 Monday through Saturday for dinner only. There are limited breakfast and lunch items at the market available for take out. WiFi comes with your mooring fee, and works at your boat. There is a farmers market on Tuesdays from 9:30 to noon. Get there early for the bakery seller. The produce from several sellers looked good.
John Buck is the new owner. He was very friendly and helpful. We were able to get a temporary mooring do we could walk up to the Bucks Harbor Market for supplies.
We chartered “WREN” (GB36) from Buck’s Harbor Marine in July 2016 a few days after Jon Buck purchased the business. The charter experience was terrific. Wren is a superb example of the iconic GB36s and Jon could not have been more accommodating. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
A beautiful, well-protected spot. Planned to spend one night and enjoyed two. The water was 70 degrees and a lot of folks were enjoying a swim call. Mooring is $1/foot over 35′. New owners this year. They and their staff were very pleasant and helpful. Small store with ice cream candy, hats, shirts, leashes etc. Outside showers are nice. Laundry. Limited dock space, but adequate. There’s a convenience store that serves to-go food, and restaurant just a short walk away. The restaurant seems very popular. Otherwise there are few amenities. Would make it a point to go there again.
We Chartered the Blue Moon for a day trip. Great boat and the staff at Buck’s Harbor was awesome. Highly recommend charting here.
Under professional, enthusiastic, go-out-of-the-way to please NEW ownership at this idyllic small marina in a spectacular harbor with future expansion plans. No loaner cars, convenient shopping, only one restaurant, but man this is a terrific location and a MUST stop. We’re in Maine each summer with 1-2 day stops here at least twice each year.
Perfectly quiet! Stopped here twice; once northbound, once southbound; simple mooring service, nice folks, enjoyed the nearby restaurant and putterering around the island by dinghy. A local boat owner lent his car for a trip to a hardware store without bothering to ask for a name. The Best!
This is a great place to get fuel, stay for the night and have a hot shower on shore, or to charter a boat for a whole week!
Always a good stop before heading to Acadia. Fuel, water and a good staff. Nearby general store has a selection of basics and some local goat cheese. The outdoor showers are something to look forward to!