Off the cruisers’ beaten path, the City of Belfast and Belfast Harbor is often referred to as a hidden gem for boaters. Away from the crowds and traffic, this very friendly Maine coastal community offers provisioning, excellent marine services, beautiful sunsets, and just about everything else a boater could want.
The Belfast Public Landing, owned by the City of Belfast, offers the following boater services:
- - non-ethanol gasoline
- - diesel
- - ice
- - transient dockage and rental moorings (seasonal dockage available at Thompson’s Wharf)
- - showers & restrooms
- - pump-out
- - launch ramp and adjacent trailer parking
- - dinghy tie-up
- - water & shore power
- - boater information, book swap, and wifi
Along the waterfront, or just up the hill in our historic downtown, visitors will find many fine restaurants, art galleries, groceries, farmer’s markets, a movie theater, pubs, shopping, and much more. Provisioning, entertainment, dining, and local marine vessel services are all available within walking distance.
In addition, visiting boaters may also enjoy our waterfront parks and public access including the Harbor Walk and Rail Trail, which stretches almost 3 miles along the waterfront, across the Armistice Bridge (pedestrian bridge) and up the Passagassawakeag River, providing scenic strolling, jogging, dog walking, and bicycle riding. The Museum in the Streets is another lovely guided walk around town, perfect for exploring the history of Belfast. For a list of other activities, events, and services our wonderful City offers, click the ’Just Visiting’ tab on the City’s Home Page.