One cold and nasty January afternoon back in 2009, a group of avid boaters gathered at Hamlin’s Marina with the intent of forming a cruising club. That day people from all walks of life came together to have lunch and talk about a common passion...boating. At that meeting, The Pen Bay Explorers cruising club was formed.
Together we planned trips to different destinations surrounding Penobscot Bay to places like Castine, Belfast, and Butter Island. Although it seemed that it rained every day in June and July, the Pen Bay Explorers took to the seas despite the weather. We had plenty of fun though thanks to the many restaurants, taverns, and festivals. Here’s to a bright and sunny summer for the Pen Bay Explorers! We welcome new members with boats from 20’-32’ in length who have both a sense of humor and adventure. Here are just a few of the pictures of the good times we've had: