Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor, Maine Showcases Oceanfront Location with New Coastal Amenities: Water Shuttle Service, Pick-up Moorings, and Deck, the Oceanside Cafe

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Lobster boat races and windjammer parades mean summer has arrived in Boothbay Harbor, and Spruce Point Inn is taking full advantage of its oceanside location by enhancing its coastal amenities: a new water shuttle, complimentary moorings and Deck, the new oceanside cafe.

Spruce Point Inn aerial view.

Aerial view of Spruce Point Inn

“We focus on oceanside memories made in Maine and our new cafe -- Deck -- the moorings, and launch service help guests make great memories," said innkeeper, Angelo DiGiulian

Lobster boat races and windjammer parades mean summer has arrived in Boothbay Harbor, and Spruce Point Inn is taking full advantage of its oceanside location by enhancing its coastal amenities: a new water shuttle, complimentary moorings and Deck, the new oceanside cafe.

The 57-acre, mid-coast Maine resort is all about the ocean and the classic summer experiences visitors cherish: whale watches, lighthouses, windjammer cruises and watching the working waterfront of fishing boats and yachts, both power and sail. Spruce Point Inn is adding its own workboat to the coastal parade by debuting water shuttle service between the resort and Boothbay Harbor Village.

The Inn's new vessel, named Brightline, is a 26-foot Old Port Launch, the standard of harbors and yacht clubs on both coasts with an unparalleled reputation for dependability. Bearing the new SPI burgee, Brightline is hull #44, built in 1990. SPI's launch will complement the van that provides shoreside transportation for Spruce Point Inn guests.

To skipper the launch, Spruce Point Inn has hired Captain Annie Brett, who holds US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master certification. A Harvard graduate with a degree in environmental science, Ms. Brett spent the past two years in the Pacific aboard the 120-foot sailing vessel, Infinity, as research director and then captain of the ship and its environmental research mission in partnership with Pacific governments and the UN. Captain Brett returns to her home waters for the season, having served as crew aboard the four-masted schooner, Margaret Todd in 2008.

Spruce Point Inn invites guests arriving by boat to pick up one of the Inn’s ten moorings or to tie up at its floating dock. There is no fee for mooring for restaurant guests; and no additional charge for those staying in the Inn guestrooms.

The new oceanside café, Deck, is the coastal amenity that Spruce Point Inn expects to become a Maine summer tradition for Boothbay visitors and residents alike. Shaded with market umbrellas but open to sea air and sunshine, Deck is open daily for lunch, 11-2. Chef Peter Stiles is known for his New England summer cuisine that relies on locally fished, farmed and harvested resources, and Deck is the casually smart interpretation of that sensibility. The menu includes a stuffed lobster roll, Chef’s signature salad of organic field greens with blueberries and candied pecans, and classic burgers. Deck offers a full selection of beverages, chilled wines, local beers and hand-crafted sodas.

“Whether exploring the tidal pools at the shoreline, relaxing in the fresh- or salt-water swimming pools, paddling the Inn’s kayaks among the inlets, or enjoying a ride to town in the new launch, guests at Spruce Point Inn can indulge in Maine’s best attraction – the ocean – from many vantage points,” said innkeeper Angelo Digiulian. “We focus on oceanside memories made in Maine and our new Deck Cafe, moorings, and launch service help guests make great memories.”

Spruce Point Inn accommodations include the historic Main Inn, ocean- and woodland-view lodges, and six classic summer cottages. Rates start at $161 ($219 for oceanview; $255 for cottages). Check availability and make reservations online at http://www.sprucepointinn.com or call 800-553-0289. Reservations for the Inn’s restaurants may be made through OpenTable.com or by calling in Inn directly at 207-633-4152. Download the customized Spruce Point Inn mobile guide to Boothbay Harbor for iPhone or Android.

About Spruce Point Inn
In operation for more than 100 years, Spruce Point Inn is a distinctive and historic vacation destination for travelers from all over the United States. Its relaxing facilities have long been a part of the summer community and a backdrop for delightful “oceanside memories made in Maine.” Located in the seafaring village of Boothbay Harbor, Maine (an hour north of Portland) and situated on 57 acres of stunning oceanfront and sheltering pine forest, the Inn is a retreat of 56 modern rooms in eight lodges, 5 classic cottages, 9 Main Inn rooms and suites, and 4 townhouses. The convenient location, peaceful setting and spectacular coastal views have made the Inn a premier resort for families, reunions, weddings and business events. For reservations, call 800-553-0289 or visit Spruce Point Inn.

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