BlueJacket Shipcrafters – Fine Model Ships Since 1905

BlueJacket Shipcrafters is the oldest, most celebrated wooden boat modeling company in the country and is just a minute up the road from Captain Nickels Inn. BlueJacket Shipcrafters has been hand crafting fine wooden boat models for over 100 years. The company was started in 1905 by Horace E. Boucher (1874-1935). Boucher was a U.S. …

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Visit the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME

The Maine Maritime Academy is a small but highly rated college located in Castine, Maine. Those attending classes or with family or friends at the school will be happy to learn that it’s just a half hour’s drive from Captain Nickels Inn. The Maine Maritime Academy was created in 1941 to train merchant marines for …

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A Stonington, Maine Day Trip – Explore A Historic Fishing Village

If exploring an authentic, coastal Maine fishing town is part of your vacation wish list, consider a visit to Stonington, Maine. Stonington, on Deer Isle, is Maine’s top lobster-landing port. The historic town’s picturesque working waterfront, downtown art galleries, and natural beauty make it an ideal day trip destination from our Searsport inn. Stonington, Maine …

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MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail Day Trip

There are lots of reasons to get out and explore MidCoast Maine on a day trip but none may be more compelling than the MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail. Maine is home to countless small batch cheesemakers and many are within easy driving distance of Captain Nickels Inn. When it comes to irresistible foods, there’s nothing …

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A Day Trip to Castine, Maine

Castine, Maine is a quaint and historic seaside village on Penobscot Bay with more than 400 years of history to explore. The town is on the National Historic Register and home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Dyce Head Lighthouse, several historic military forts, and much more. Best of all, it’s only a little over a …

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway To Remember

Looking to treat that someone special in your life to a romantic, Maine coast, Valentine’s Day getaway? Great idea! Captain Nickels Inn can help make it the best ever with our romantic Maine lodging specials and packages. When it comes to romantic, New England vacation spots, Maine is the place. Our iconic, craggy coastline, historic …

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Take A Trip Along the Maine Lobster Trail

Maine lobster has the well-earned reputation as being some of the very best – if not THE best – lobster around. If you love lobster, you’re going to enjoy exploring our local stretch of the Maine Lobster Trail. Fresh Maine lobster. Warm lobster rolls. Lobster tails in garlic butter. Lobster bake, bisque, ravioli, salad, mac …

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Maine Lighthouses Near Our Searsport Inn

Hoping to visit some Maine lighthouses during your vacation? Great idea – Captain Nickels Inn is surrounded by them! Viewing and touring lighthouses is a popular activity for most of the guests to our Searsport bed and breakfast, and who can blame them?  We love lighthouses, too! Few structures are as iconic as a lighthouse. …

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Discover the Natural Beauty of Sears Island

Fans of wildlife, beachcombing, clamming, or just getting out into the great outdoors will enjoy exploring Sears Island. Sears Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the East Coast and less than 5 minutes from our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is dotted with almost two thousand …

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Ski Camden Snow Bowl

Skiing enthusiasts take note – Captain Nickels is just a half hour’s drive from excellent alpine skiing and more at the Camden Snow Bowl! You may be surprised to discover a dedicated alpine ski area in Mid-Coast Maine but there it is. A rarity in the world of skiing: a ski resort offering ocean views …

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