Summer is drawing to a close here in Ogunquit, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. If you want to get the most out of the season, you might enjoy these adventurous activities on the Maine coast. Whether flying through the air or slicing through the seas, adventure lovers and thrill seekers of all ages are sure to enjoy these daring day trips.
Tackle a Maine Ropes Course
Another great adventure activity around coastal Maine is the Take Flight ropes course, the first of its kind along the Maine coast. Take Flight features both a high ropes challenge course (think of an obstacle course suspended 50 feet in the air) and a zip line course that traverses the nearby forest with cables up to 400 feet long. This is a perfect Maine adventure activity for kids, families, and groups, and its location, just a few miles away from the Kittery Outlets, means you don’t have to trek too far to get to it.
Fly in a Vintage Biplane
Have you ever wondered what the Red Baron felt like as he flew through the skies in his open-cockpit biplane? Now you can find out for yourself by going on a tour with Atlas Aero, the only purveyor of vintage aerial tours along the southern Maine coast. You’ll ride in a meticulously restored 1933 Waco UBF-2, one of only 11 ever built. These planes were renowned in their time for their tight performance, dependable nature, and ease of operation. Today, the UBF-2 operated by Atlas Aero can take you over the Atlantic and show you sights around Ogunquit and Wells, nearby Kennebunkport, and several lighthouses and historic forts. This is an excellent activity for the adventurous visitor — just don’t get your hair done beforehand.
Sail on a Classic Sloop
If you’ve ever been at Perkins Cove, along Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, or here at the Dunes and noticed a white sailboat out on the water sporting the number 23, you’ve spotted the Silverlining. A sailing trip aboard the 42-foot wooden sailboat is one of our favorite adventure activities on the Maine Coast. Originally built in 1939 to compete in yacht club races, the Silverlining was fully restored in the early 1980s and has since taken thousands of passengers out into the Atlantic around Perkins Cove and Ogunquit. The classic two-sail vessel can take up to six guests out on the water at once, and passengers are free to relax and enjoy the sunny weather or help the crew sail the boat. Either way, it’s a fun and unforgettable experience for any sailor or adventure lover.
Go Deep Sea Fishing off the Maine Coast
Maybe the Red Baron isn’t really your thing and you’d rather be a salty fisherman instead. With a deep sea fishing tour from Bunny Clark, you can enjoy the salt spray as you reel in a huge cod, pollock, haddock, hake, or other catch. The Bunny Clark is a renowned fishing vessel with several angling world records to its name. Whether you’re a first time angler or a seasoned pro, Bunny Clark can accommodate your style. You can even schedule an Extreme Day Trip or Marathon Trip if you’re feeling up to a greater challenge.
When it’s time for your day of adventure to wind down, come relax in a comfortable and private Maine beachside cottage at The Dunes on the Waterfront.