On the Water in Maine Amenities

You're on vacation! Leave the work to us.  On the Water in Maine Inc. - Amenity Services Division offers a variety of vacation services that can help make your arrival and departure when staying at our properties in the Penobscot Bay Region more convenient.  Sorry, our amenities are not yet available in other regions of the state.  

Car Rentals

Avis Budget Car Rental Program

Here at On the Water in Maine, we have partnered with Avis/Budget to offer the best pricing on rental cars for our Guests.  Avis offers rentals from the Bangor and Portland airports in Maine, as well as the Boston and Manchester, NH airports just outside our state.  Budget rental cars are offered out of those same locations as well as the Knox County airport in Rockland, right near our center of operations.  To rent a car through On the Water in Maine's discounted rates - click HERE.

Baby Gear

For Midcoast Maine, we recommend Lil' Sweet Pea's Consignment Boutique.  Call or e-mail to arrange baby gear to be rented at your vacation property - they deliver - [email protected] or 207-594-0095.  We will assist them in gaining access to your rental property to deliver and set up.  We do not support or work with any other baby gear rental outfit in the Belfast, Camden, Rockland area.  In the Boothbay area, we recommend http://www.boothbaybabyrentals.com/

Grocery Provisioning

Don't waste any of your vacation time stocking up - arrive to find all the food and drinks for your vacation in the kitchen and available to use.  Send us your grocery list and for $35, plus 10% of the cost of the groceries, we'll do all the shopping, deliver the groceries, and put them away so they are ready to access easily when you arrive at your vacation property.

Housekeeping Service 

Want more relaxation? Have our maid service make up the beds for you. Rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms within your rental home. Please contact us for arrangements and pricing.

Bike Rentals
There is no better way to tour the Midcoast and surrounding islands than on a bike!  Roll down back roads along the ocean or park your bike and stroll through downtown Belfast, Camden or Rockland.  There are very few places to rent bikes in Maine.  In the Midcoast area, there are three bike rental places we recommend:

Maine Sport in Rockport offers bike rentals as well.  You have to go to their store in Rockport to be fitted to a bike before you can rent it - so they cannot arrange to have them delivered to your rental property before your arrival.  However, they have a large selection of good quality bikes to choose from.

Side Country Sports in Rockland offers the Townie 7D - one of the most comfortable bikes to ride, and they charge around $100 per week, per bike including helmet, lock, and maps on suggestions where to ride.  After -you have booked a property with On the Water in Maine, call Side Country Sports at 207-596-1004 to arrange your bike rental.  They will contact us for directions on when and how to deliver the bike(s) to your vacation rental property.

Boat Trips

There are hundreds of opportunities to get out on a boat in Maine.  We work with several companies that offer boat trips and highly recommend these company's when it comes to getting out on the water....

The Schooner Olad - Sailing from Camden Harbor:  www.maineschooners.com  If you book a boat trip on the Schooner Olad through us, we can offer you discounted tickets.  There are 5 different boats sailing from Camden Harbor, but we think Capt Aaron Lincoln of the Schooner Olad offers the best trips and we have been referring him to guests for the past 5 years.

The Schooner Surprise - Sailing from Camden Harbor:  www.camdenmainesailing.com  We love Capt's Jack & Barbara Moore.  They have been offering day sailing trips out of Camden longer than anyone else.

The Schooner Heron - Sailing from Rockport Harbor:  www.woodenboatco.com We love the Schooner Heron because the Bower family that operates it shares a great sailing experience.  We especially love their island sail with a lobster roll lunch and the gourmet sunset sail.
The Monhegan Boat Lines - Sailing from Port Clyde to the Island of Monhegan:www.monheganboat.com

Hardy Boat Cruises - Boat Trip to the Island of Monhegan:  www.hardyboat.com  The best way to get out to the island of Monhegan, ten miles out to see off the entrance of Penobscot Bay, is on the Hardy Boat.  Almost as good as the boat trip is the just under 1 hour drive from Camden/Rockland to Pemaquid Point where the Hardy Boat sails from  You can't miss having a true seaside meal at Shaws Lobster Wharf, where the Hardy Boat sails from.

The Schooner Eastwind - Sailing from Boothbay Harbor:  www.schoonereastwind.com There are lots of choices when it comes to boat trips in the Boothbay Harbor Region.  We think the Schooner Eastwind provides the best trip and highly recommend them.
Maine State Ferry Service - Boat Trip to the Island of Islesboro:  www.maine.gov/mdot/msfs The easiest way to get out on the water and get a rare opportunity to soak in island life is to take the Margret Chase Smith, a ferry that can accommodate over 30 cars, on a short 20 minute ride from Lincolnville Beach to the island.  Explore the Grindle Point Lighthouse museum, drive by John Travolta's summer estate, or take a bike ride to the various public beaches on the island.

Guided Fishing Trips

There are two places to fish in Maine, the ocean, and the fresh water lakes and ponds.  We recommend one company for the ocean, and the other for fresh water....

Superfly Fishing Charters - Fishing trips for up to 6 people in Midcoast Maine (Ocean Fishing for Striped Bass, Bluefin Tuna, and Bluefish):  www.superfly-charters.com Our guests have been going fishing with Capt George for the past 3 years.  He's able to pick up some of our guests at properties we rent near grounds that he will fish from.   We've heard so many great stories about fishing with Capt George that we can't share them all here - but trust us - he's the best!

Maine Outdoors - Fishing trips for up to 6 people in Midcoast Maine (Lake & Ocean Fishing for Striped Bass, Bluefin Tuna, Bass,  Bluefish):  www.maineoutdoors.biz Our guests have been going fishing with Don Kleiner for the past 3 years.  He offers a wide variety of fishing trips and will come to most of the lakes we offer vacation properties for rent on.

Guided Kayaking Trips

We recommend one kayaking trip that everyone should experience.  Head down to Port Clyde and take everyone of all ages in the family out for a guided kayak trip. www.portclydekayaks.com

Lobster Bakes

We recommend SeaCoast Catering & Lobster Bakes - No bake is too big or small.www.seacoastcatering.com


We recommend Jessica at Embody Massage & Yoga -  She can do massages at her studio in Rockport or may be able to come right to your vacation property - www.embodymassageandyoga.com.   Be sure to tell her you are staying with On the Water in Maine.


Services No Longer Offered

To our repeat guests, sorry, we no longer offer pet sitting or our own baby gear rentals.  Not enough people took advantage of this amenity services to make it worth continuing to offer them.  Insurance restrictions prevent us from setting up cribs and high chairs, so we have passed that option off to others specifically geared for that type of business.  We can still recommend people for you if you wish to have these services.