by Susan h. - Verified user on Sep 23, 2023
Nice dockmaster and grabbed a mooring with ease. Spent 1 night. Kim was helpful in pointing us to a market for supplies. Things do not open early. Beautiful area.
by Leslie L. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Evan and Jax’s greeted us and put us on their brand new slips. Carousel Marina has had a major redo. Everything is new and in great shape. Bathrooms showers& laundry. The store is very well stocked with item that any cruiser might need and not have a vehicle to get them to nearest Hamilton Marine or West Marine. There is a restaurant with a deck and perfect location for watching a sunset. Evan went out of his way to help us out . We will be back and for a longer stay next time. Very pleasant stay.
by Michael S. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2023
Perfect stay. We will be back. S/V Remedios
by Joseph S. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2023
Polite, friendly service and good facilities - maybe a little understaffed, but that’s like most businesses now
by Jeff K. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Marina is owned by a young couple with lots of energy, experience and personality!We were in mooring ball for 4 nights. Provision store is well stocked as well as the marine store! The Whales Tale Restaurant attached to marina is also very good! Fuel dock is easily accessible! We highly recommend this marina
by BobandJane - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Easy pick up ………… calm spot. Very new as all the floating docks are being replaced. Nicedingy dock too. Seem to always have space
by Kristen D. - Verified user on Sep 02, 2023
Great marina! Brand new docks, nice store, yummy restaurant with live music. Super friendly and helpful staff !! Will come again!!
by Charlene G. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
Everyone is helpful and friendly. Love the new owners. The facilities are updated and clean. They have many shower rooms. The laundry room is clean and maintained. The docks are new. I stayed on a mooring for 4 days with no issues. Easy dinghy ride to marina docks and across the harbor to the public docks to check out Boothbay Harbor. I will be back again. Great Marina!
by Kerry T. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
Great people and wonderfully clean and welcoming facility! New docks, shore power. Easy walk into town.
by Sarah T. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Quieter than being in town, and only a 10-12 min walk into town. Easy to take your own dingy across the harbor and into town. The downside were the amenities (bathrooms and lack of ice) and support from staff. They did not offer a water shuttle service as some other marinas do to downtown areas (like LM in Camden). To end with highlights again. It's quiet , well protected, and the docks are nice.
by Ted I. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Easy access from the moorings. Short dingy ride into town. Nice facilities
by Paul C. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
I highly recommend Carousel Marina. The new owners of Carousel have done an excellent job at improving customer service and the facilities. New floats, especially at the fuel dock, are another well needed improvement. And, they have the cleanest and most modern showers in the Midcoast area! Additionally, they have a good supply of marine items that can help you get out of a jam. Help support these young business entrepreneurs and moor your boat at Carousel while visiting Boothbay Harbor.
by Andrew G. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Excellent facilities. Great communication with Management and staff. Highly recommend.
by Bob B. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Carousel is under new ownership as of last year. There have been many renovations and improvements, including all new docks and redone store and restaurant. The new owners are a young couple with a lot of enthusiasm and go the extra mile to insure customer satisfaction. They took my propane tank for a refill and picked my wife up at the grocery store.
by Robert R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Very responsive , friendly, and accommodating. Highly recommend Carousel to any boat looking for a mooring in Boothbay
by David G. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2023
Highly recommend, great docks and the owners and staff are top notch! Very helpful and accommodation, Boothbay speaks for itself!
Don't miss out going here!
by Jim H. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Staff was very helpful and professional. I only utilized a mooring ball for the night but it was a pleasant stay. Boothbay Harbor is beautiful and I will be back for an extended stay next year.
by Thomas D. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Excellent staff. Very helpful. Wonderful restaurant at The Whales Tale. Clean showers, new docks, lovely upgrades.
by Susan C. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Very helpful staff on dock. Wonderful waitstaff in restaurant. They served our group of 18. Clean showers.
by Vincent S. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
We stayed on a mooring. While we were in town shopping, the staff moved us to another ball. Even though they had both my text and email, they never notified me. They new ball was 50 feet off the stern of a 164 foot yacht and near a lobster ball which kept banging the hull.
by George H. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
We enjoyed a very nice stay at Carousel Marina. Evan was very helpful and accommodating. He taught the girls a new knot!
by David L. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
Recently updated mariner facilities (showers, laundry) are a plus. Pump out boat came almost immediately upon request. A bit more distant from town but you can dingy to the other side.
by Bill F. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Carousel was accommodating we stayed the night on our way to Portland lots of traffic on the weekend and early morning lobster boats depart so not a quiet anchorage
by Mike s. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Very accommodating. All new docks, restaurant is great.
by Butch J. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Excellent facilities, all new, staff Very accommodating
by Chris S. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2023
Very friendly staff and great location.
by Carl S. - Verified user on Aug 05, 2023
The Carousel staff is professional and incredibly helpful to the needs of a cruising crew. Laundry and shower facilités are new and spotless. Large fuel dock. Moorings close to the dock makes Carousel an excellent place to stay in Boothbay. Easy dinghy ride to the town landing. Cannot say enough good things about Carousel.
by Virginia E. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
Nice fresh facility with floating docks. Newly updated shower rooms, which could use a couple more hooks in each to hang towels, clothing, etc. Very reasonable laundry , $2.50 in 2023 to wash and dry each load. Easy to access fuel dock. Whales Tail restaurant on site with very good entrees. Ship store on site had many things you might need for repairs or updates to your boat. Snacks and some basic food items in store as well. Only con was attentiveness of dock hands and someone to check out items in Ships Store.
by GARY S. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Great people great location. New owner's have made lots of improvements and go out of their way to be helpful and accommodating.
by Clayton H. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Only used mooring and did not visit remodeled store. Mooring was fine. They were not answering hails on 9 for me or others.
by Allen J. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Very friendly Marina. Took a mooring. Evan, Jax and Emma are great young adults. Newly renovated. Had a very nice dinner at the restaurant (fish tacos were superb). Nice laundry room. Plenty of room to tie up the dingy. Efficient fuel dock. We came to Booth Bay for provisions. Evan was more than happy to take us to the Hannaford store and pick us up to take us back. Dog friendly too! Only suggestion would be a launch service but that is not enough for me to give them anything less than 5 stars.
by Jeffrey p. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Efficient courteous staff. Weak WiFi signal at moorings
by Andrew F. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Fantastic. Welcomed by owners on arrival, and what a terrific place. New docks, calm marina, great store and restaurant worth a trip. Thank you very much.
by Ryan R. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2023
Nice folks, lots of recent updates! 2nd time there this season.
by Edso & Sheila H. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
We absolutely love the Carousel Marina in Boothbay, ME. Jax & Evan run their newly renovated marina. They are energetic, polite and are very helpful in anyway they can. The marina has been updated with new bathrooms and showers, docks, shipstore and restaurant with great food and live music at night. A great place to stay.
by Laura s. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2023
Carousel Marina was a great experience! Mooring field was well protected and calm with occasional fishing boats veering through but with great awareness so little wake . Jax snd Evan were very chill and attentive if needed. Note no launch service but short dinghy ride into facilities including laundry, sundries and basic supplies! Whale Tale serves fresh seafood in its restaurant and has a pub area. We had live music both days we were here. Also noteworthy fuel dock is available and price was lower than expected for a touristy harbor! We would stay here again!
by Peter M. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Easy going nice people
by JIM M. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
Very nice...enjoyed all the renovations and the welcoming staff
by Michael S. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2023
Perfectly renovated marina with all facilities you could need. Young owners, who are very friendly and dedicated. In our opinion the best option in Boothbay Harbour. And not to forget: surprisingly good food at the restaurant.
by Dorothy D. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2023
Easy in, easy out. A little rocky at night, but it is a working harbor.
by Richard R. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Marina and staff were excellent—weather was another story
by Lance M. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Out standing service, they work as a team and are willing to accommodate. We will be back.
by John B. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Convenient spot, but virtually no interaction with staff. Arriving around 1630, I called and was told to pick up any yellow mooring. No additional information was provided. No one met us after we moored and we never learned anything about the services available ashore. It was the 4th of July, so perhaps there was no staff available.
John B, we apologize that was your experience. The size of your boat allows you to land on any mooring in our mooring field and we often think that is preferred by customers on boats similar in size due to the flexibility. I apologize that you did not enjoy your time at Carousel Marina but we hope that you can visit again and allow us to provide you with a much better experience.
by Wendy H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
GREAT LOCATION & FACILITIES : Nice, new, clean showers and restroom facilities. Fuel, ice and basic galley provisions available right on site. Docks have just been replaced. A great place to moor with all you need within easy reach. Slip facilities available as well.
by Amy M. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2023
I cannot say enough good things about this marina. From the last minute accommodation, to the sparkling clean and gorgeous bathrooms, to the brand new docks, and finally the great food at the attached restaurant, Evan and company have made this a marina we want to revisit in the very near future.
by Alan B. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2023
great service, new docks, new look
by Kate B. - Verified user on Jun 10, 2023
Delightful hideaway out of the fog. Thank you
by Julie L. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Love this Marina, friendly people, family owned & operated! We would recommend this Marina, easy access to fuel, laundry & provisions. Short walk to Hannaford for groceries & only $10.00 taxi back to Marina. Definitely stopping here again💕
by Evan H. on Dec 01, 2022
I have traveled the world on my Azimut 66 for the past 5 years. Boothbay Harbor is a special place for me and my wife. This early August we decided to try a new Marina in Boothbay Harbor. The Carousel Marina was our pick. We called over the phone for a last minute reservation hoping they would have room for us. Sure enough they were so helpful finding us a spot very fast. They had a crew on the docks ready to catch our lines and hooking us up to power. The owners and their crew were all working hard to make a very good impression. They were smooth and communicating like a team. After talking to the new owners of the Carousel Marina they have been the most friendly out going owners we have yet to meet at any marina in Maine over the past 2 summers. We talked about their upcoming improvements to the Marina as well as their marine store and restaurant. Very impressed with how young and talented these two young owners are and how hard themselves and their crew works. Can’t wait for next year to be back and see all the improvements and visit our favorite little town!!
by Emma M. on Nov 21, 2022
The Carousel Marina is the best of the best not just on the midcoast or state of Maine but in the country. My husband and I every year travel from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Rockland and our favorite stop is the Carousel. They have absolutely everything you could ask for facilities-wise. Although that is not even the best part, the on site restaurant, the Whales Tale and Seafarer's Pub, is a classy spot with the best sunset view in the harbor and food. The real cherry on top to the Carousel Marina is the new owners, Jax and Evan . The young couple has done a remarkable job so far and recently purchased the marina. I am so excited to return back to the Carousel Marina and see what is next for them!
by paige w. on Nov 15, 2022
All the staff that helped me while here was so friendly! I enjoyed my time here very much. Very clean as well, definitely recommend!
by mikayla m. on Nov 15, 2022
The Carousel is an excellent dining establishment. The environment is so welcoming, for both the marina and the restaurant. Jax and Evan were both really helpful when i came to the marina! And veronica was a great server at the restaurant!
by kelly t. on Nov 15, 2022
Loved coming to Carousel this year and seeing the very friendly new owners! It is clear they are working very hard and can help with anything you need. Very clean in the store and great selection of marine supplies. Definitely will be coming back!
by shay r. on Nov 15, 2022
The staff here are very friendly. My family and I went in for lunch and it was delicious.
by jacqueline m. on Nov 14, 2022
This review is a bit delayed, but, boating the coast of Maine is one of our favorite things to do in the summertime. We decided to stop into Carousel Marina and we were pleasantly surprised to learn about the new ownership! When we hailed the marina on the radio, we received a quick and direct response with directions into the harbor and into our slip. The two owners were the one's who tied up our lines we later learned. The new ownership is being lead by a young couple who is kind, motivated, and very welcoming. They have plenty of local knowledge to make your trip in Boothbay Harbor even better! Boothbay Harbor is a beautiful destination and we will most definitely be returning to Carousel! The new owners seem to have big plans for the marina and we could not be more excited to experience all of their improvements next year!
by Lisa D. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Wonderful marina under new ownership this summer. Very personable and helpful staff, clean, convenient to town. Evan and his family are putting in the hours to make this marina shine and it shows! Restaurant is also under their ownership and we look forward to it for next time. Great view of the harbor!
by Carl K. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Surprised to be charged $10 for 10 gallons of water from the dock. Stayed on mooring for three days, came into the fuel dock with my dinghy and purchased 5 gallons of gas. Asked if I could also fill two jerry cans of water. The girl told me no problem. After I filled gas and water cans she said it will be $26 for the gas and $10 for the water. This was a first for me. Guess I learned a lesson.
by Peter B. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2022
Fantastic, energetic new young ownership. Expect great things from these folks!
by Nick I. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2021
Docks are getting a bit tired. Some upgrading of the facilities is in order.
by Susan B. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2021
A nice Marina. Close to town.
by Bruce T. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Very nice. The moorings are near the main dock.
by Ward J. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2021
While I used Dockwa for its convenience to book a mooring, I was dissatisfied with the Marina. The marina staff were not available to answer a phone call or VHF to find my assigned mooring. Fortunately a friend who had already arrived was able to find someone to help. When I visited the office to inquire about a parking pass, I was met by Jack who was smoking inside the closed office. Jack informed me that they don’t offer parking passes. I later attempted to enter the marina to access the restrooms and the doors were locked. There are plenty of better marina options in Boothbay.
by Bill b. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
Perfectly ok. Moorings a little tight together, but fine xo
by Ernest G. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2021
Great location, facility and welcome. Plan to return!
by Chris N. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2021
We always enjoy staying at the Carousel in Boothbay Harbor. Great location, good moorings and the dock attendants are always helpful.
by Dorothy D. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2021
Hailed to no avail, so just grabbed a ball and called in. Dock hands were very nice and helpful. Good size marine store for a little marina.
by Molly G. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
Great friendly place 👍
by Dj M. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
Loved it, beautiful harbor and nice people.
by Arnold Z. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2020
We have been visiting Carousel for twenty three years. Consistent and comfortable.
by Meg C. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2020
Lovely place to hang on a mooring and enjoy Boothbay. We did not use any other facilities, but fuel, ice water are all available here, along with a lively restaurant.
by Robert H. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2018
Very friendly and helpfull
by Stephen R. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
Love it. Great location. Accessible to town, but not on top of it. Great ships store. Restaurant was good. Seemed like it was full of regulars. Owner was in the shop and very helpful.
by Peter V. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2018
Good mooring tackle. Plenty of lobster boat wakes as the moorings are at the entrance to the main part of the harbor.
by Charles C. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2018
We had a nice stay.
by Al J. - Verified user on May 23, 2018
The owner, staff and help at the marina were awesome. The friendliest and most accommodating marina I’ve had the pleasure to stay at. Can’t wait to go back.
by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 26, 2017
Friendly service beautiful location.
by Cecilia D. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2017
Service Service Service! We've stayed here before, and it's our preferred stop in Boothbay. Outside of town a little bit so we don't have to hear the music and bar noise from the inner harbor. They have all of the necessary amenities. On this trip, I wanted to fill my provisions and asked about a taxi service - the owner offered me his car as a courtesy vehicle - that's great service! Thank you carousel!
by William t. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2017
Love this marina. Great ship's chanderly, comfy Captain's Room to catch some sport on TV and the chowder at The Whale's Tail is the best in Maine. Jack is a lovely proprietor.
Thank You, billt! We hope you had a great time here at Carousel.