Why You Need to Experience Cabbage Island Clambakes

Here at Linekin Bay, you get a real, authentic Maine experience. From the picturesque landscape to the Atlantic Ocean to Cabbage Island Clambakes, you have the chance to appreciate some of the things that make Maine so great. Maine cuisine is famous for a reason, and you’re going to love the adventure to Cabbage Island! Here’s why you need to experience Cabbage Island Clambakes!

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The History of Cabbage Island Clambakes

The story of Cabbage Island dates back to 1901 when Mr. Ezekiel Holbrook purchased the small island from his father, to whom the island was granted by the government of Massachusetts in the late 1800’s. Over the next 85 years, the island changed hands multiple times, seeing different owners add buildings, wells, and other essentials for inhabitants on the island. In 1986, Mr. Wayne Moore purchased the island, and, in partnership with his brother, began a new business venture: Cabbage Island Clambakes. The experience has been a huge hit and offers a fun way to experience a classic Maine tradition.

A Classic Maine Clambake: How-To

Start your Cabbage Island Clambake adventure on board the Bennie Alice with a tour of Boothbay Harbor. There, you’ll work up your hunger and arrive at Cabbage Island for the clambake tradition. Cooked in seaweed and steamed, covered in rocks, these bright red lobsters will have your mouth watering. Accompanying the delicious staple, a hot cup of their famous fish chowder, steamed clams, corn on the cob, onion, and potatoes make this Downeast tradition delectable. Finish it off with delicious blueberry cake and hot coffee or tea.

Explore Cabbage Island

Virtually anywhere on Cabbage Island, there is a wonderful view. While the meal is cooking, explore the island, find a quiet place to relax, go fishing from the dock, play horseshoes, get a game of volleyball going, or badminton, too. This is the perfect day activity for the casual traveler or veteran vacationer. You’re going to love it here!

Tickets and Other Important Information

Cabbage Island Clambakes is one of the most popular in the Boothbay Harbor area. You can enjoy the clambake during their season schedule below. Get tickets!

June – September

Monday through Friday | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday | 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – Dark

Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fit In a Clambake During Your Midcoast Maine Vacation

Maine has many wonderful traditions just like the Cabbage Island Clambake. One of those traditions is Linekin Bay Resort. Our comfortable cabins and lodgings are the perfect place to craft your very own Maine memories. With all kinds of fun around the resort, you may not want to leave! Browse our available lodging and see for yourself how great a Maine vacation can be! Then, contact us today to book your vacation!