, a fully licensed and
insured "Low Speed Vehicle", is the brainchild of three very special
local ladies who got together a few years back to explore ways to enhance the
experience of our visitors to Castine, Maine. First settled in 1613, our historic
little Midcoast town on the shores of Penobscot Bay is literally
"The place where history never grows old". As a result of these
ladies' efforts we now have The Castine Touring Company
not-for-profit LLC which exists for the sole purpose of sharing the rich
history, beautiful architecture, magnificent elm trees and wonderful ambiance
of our community with our valued guests. Site of the Maine Maritime Academy,
our deep water harbor is unique on the east coast, making this place literally
one of the most coveted sailing venues in the world. Our dedicated Scarlett
are all fully trained volunteers*, who happily share their time and vast
knowledge of the area with you, so that you may gain the most from your stay
here. If you are tired of fighting the crowds in Acadia, Camden and Bar Harbor,
come to the Blue Hill Peninsula and Castine for a true Coastal Maine
experience. We are a little off the beaten path. You will have to consult a map
or your GPS to find us. But...that's part of what makes us
special. In fact, many of our visitors arrive from the water.
However you get here, once you arrive, rest assured you will not want to leave.
Castine is truly, "Under the elms and by the sea".
for a 60 – 90 minute tour is $10 per passenger. Any additional contributions
are appreciated, and go directly to The Scarlett Fund, in support of local
Castine civic projects.
*Occasionally one of
our volunteer drivers may not be available to fill a particular schedule. We
apologize in advance for any disappointment this may cause.