Maine Yacht Charters and Boat Rentals by Ellis Boat Co. – Cruise Maine & New England

Maine offers incredible cruising destinations. From the stable platform of a classic Bunker and Ellis, an Ellis 36 Downeast Cruiser, or a Hinckley T40, you will be able to explore many of Maine’s 4600 offshore islands and visit some of the diverse coastal harbors and small communities. Common destinations include Bucks Harbor, Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Belfast, Tenants Harbor, Vinalhaven, Frenchburo, Monhegan Island – from your Ellis powerboat charter yacht, you can buy lobster straight from the docks, pick up moorings for the evening, tie up for lunch or dinner at various dock-side restaurants (such as the Islesford Dock Restaurant). Charters start with a one-on-one tutorial with an Ellis representative out of Southwest Harbor, Maine. On your first day at the helm, take a short cruise up Somes Sound surrounded by Acadia National Park – and your adventure has begun!


Ellis Boat Company offers Maine Boat Charters and Powerboat Rentals out of Southwest Harbor, Maine. All Ellis Boat Charters include a tender, proper cruising and safety equipment, and overnight supplies. Captains are available for hire for those not inclined or skilled enough to handle the boat themselves. Ellis maintains the vessels and provides 24/7 service. All Ellis Charter power boats are properly insured.

“You have a super boat, an excellent value proposition, and great service… The Maine archipelago is one of the best in the world.  Sailboats take too long to get around and there aren’t enough high-quality bareboat charter powerboats available… It was worth every penny.”

“Just wanted to take a minute halfway through our Ellis yacht charter to tell you how much we are enjoying it. I absolutely LOVE the Ellis 36 Express Cruiser!  In fact, I like it even more than I thought I would.  This charter boat is a marvel.  Your design company has thought through every detail and have created the ideal boat.  We enjoyed lunch onboard for eight the other day and it was wonderful how we were all able to sit down at the same table together.  Not sure what other boats of this size would be able to accommodate eight people for lunch. What a wonderful experience. Working with Ellis Boat Company’s charter and service company has been great as well.  You have been so attentive to our needs and concerns. Great experience all around….see you in a few days.”


“The charter boat was amazing and made our trip really special.  Also thanks for the light seas and great weather.”

“Thanks for great Ellis charter experience…the boat and YOU could not have been better.  Weather and seas were just right too.”

“We did a range of activities with the boat.  We circumnavigated MDI, made multiple trips to the eastern portions of Frenchman Bay and had a few evening cruises.  The boat inspired confidence even when in pea soup fog… and it was nice to have a relatively large platform for the older people.”