Garden & Boat Tours
Arrival at The Landing
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Arrival at The Landing
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Garden & Boat Tours

Garden & Boat Tours

Garden Tours

Free Guided Walks

Offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday from June 1 until October 31 weekend. No reservations are required, and there is no charge except regular Gardens admission. To take part in this enriching experience, simply meet your guide by the Saxon Fireplace in the Visitor Center and enjoy the walk.

Accessible Cart Tours

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens offers one-hour tours on an electric cart, led by trained Gardens docents, rain or shine. The cart can accommodate up to five passengers. Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., from May 1 through October 31. The fee for the tour is $10 per person. Additionally, we offer free Accessible Cart Tours every Wednesday at both 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., from May through October 31. (Admission to the Gardens is not included and should be paid at the Front Desk upon arrival.)

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are required at least one week prior to your visit for both paid and free Accessible Cart Tours. Payment should be made in advance by either check or credit card. The Gardens’ regular cancellation policy (48 hours notice for a refund) applies; for the free tours, we request the same notice. To sign up, call Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens at (207) 633-4333 or book online.


Accessible Cart Tours

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens offers one-hour tours on our quiet electric cart, led by trained Gardens docents, rain or shine. The cart can accommodate up to five passengers. These tours are a wonderful opportunity for those who may not otherwise be able to experience the full extent of our gardens and trails.

Tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., from May 1 through October 31. The fee for the tour is $10 per person, save on Wednesdays, when the tours are free (a $10 discount for Wednesday tours will be applied on the billing page when you check out).

Admission to the Gardens is not included and should be paid at the Front Desk upon arrival. Tours must be booked one week in advance.


Private Cart Tour

The charge is $50 for one to a maximum five passengers. These private tours run at either 9:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and must be booked at least one week in advance.


Boat Tours & Visits

Join Sheepscot River Cruises at the new Landing along the Back River to glide through the water in the Beagle, a seven passenger fully electric vessel ($25 pp). For something a bit more adventurous try a sea kayak or paddleboard tour with Tidal Transit Kayak Company; each 3-hour tour ($45 pp) is led by a Registered Maine Guide. You’re also welcome to visit the Gardens in your own boat. You’ll see picturesque coastlines with seagulls on outcroppings or cruise past iconic Maine images – lobstermen hauling their catch, bridges to small islands, osprey and their young in nests. You’ll have a relaxing and delightful time while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.


Sheepscot River Cruises

Tours depart daily at 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Located at the Landing at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Sheepscot River Cruises, with the first fully electric Coast Guard certified vessel in Maine, will inspire you on the river waterways. With a licensed, local captain as your guide, you will see what our beautiful area has to offer.

Join us as we glide through the water in the Beagle, a seven-passenger, fully-electric vessel. You'll see picturesque coastlines with seagulls on outcroppings or cruise past iconic Maine images: lobstermen hauling their catch, bridges to small islands, osprey and their young in nests. You'll have a relaxing and delightful time in the comfort of our canopy-covered Beagle while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

We offer daily river cruises through the middle of October. Private charters are available. Please call 207.633.6598. Price per person is $25 with a minimum of 1 person for a cruise. Admission to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is an additional fee, and can be purchased online or in the Visitor Center upon arrival. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Tidal Transit's Island Explorer Tour

The waters bordering the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens contain a rich marine ecosystem with seals, osprey and other wildlife thriving in the salty rivers. Each morning we head into the Sheepscot River to explore this amazing ecosystem and surrounding islands. Single and tandem kayaks are available. Please arrive at The Landing by 9:30 AM. The tour duration is three hours and the price is $45 per person.