Yarmouth Names & Numbers
May 29, 2015
On the chart, the tidal portion of the Royal River appears to be a serpentine nightmare of shoals, buoys and very thin-spread water, all leading to a tiny basin of unknown depth. In truth, though, the buoys installed by the U.S. Coast Guard are numerous and frequent, while the town itself adds more markers to help mariners stay out of trouble. Mean low water depth to the turning basin is 8′.
In 2015, the main channel and turning basin at the head of navigation was dredged, expanded and deepened, much to the relief of natives and visitors alike.
Dockage, Moorings & Service
- Yarmouth Boat Yard (207) 846-9050
Full-service marina and dealership near the head of navigation.
- Royal River Boatyard (207) 846-9577
Full-service marina and yard with slips for 75 vessels. Offers gas and diesel, pump-out, shore power, water, WiFi, access to a courtesy vehicle, shower and laundry facilities.
- Yankee Marina (207) 846-4326
Full-service facility with transient slips, haul-out, service and repair. Also has laundry, showers and restrooms.
- Landing Boat Supply (207) 8460-3777
At Lower Falls Landing, this store sells all types of marine gear, including apparel, hardware, electronics, dinghies and more.
The Town of Yarmouth maintains a large, all-tide ramp with courtesy float and lots of parking on Shipyard Road. Daily fee is $15 for boats; $5 for canoes and kayaks. Overnight parking with permission of the harbormaster is $5 per night. An attendant is on duty to make sure all runs smoothly.
- Royal River Grillhouse (207) 846-1226
At Lower Falls Landing, this waterfront, dock-and-dine restaurant near the head of the harbor specializes in chops, steaks, fresh seafood and more.
- Maine Coffee Roasters (207) 846-6866
Fresh-roasted coffees, teas, pastries and doughnuts in downtown Yarmouth. Free WiFi.
- Bruce’s Burritos (207) 846-6330
Tasty burritos made with fresh ingredients on Rte. 1. The price is right too!
- Binga’s Wingas (207) 846-8736
Delectable chicken wings, homemade BBQ, and a great place to enjoy a cold draft after a long day on the water. On Rte. 1.
Things to See & Do
- Yarmouth Clam Festival
Now in its 49th year, the free Clam Festival held each July celebrates the steamer clam with food, live entertainment, art shows, a parade, a road race and fireworks.
- Royal River Park
Scenic, landscaped park bordering the Royal River above Rte. 1. Great spot for a picnic and offers great view of the falls.