Participating Businesses

Hobson’s Wharf

  • Aqua Diving Academy – Snap a picture in the mermaid and giant lobster cutouts until 2pm!

  • Becky's Diner – Stop into the world famous Portland  waterfront diner. Becky's will be offering freshly baked cookies to Walk the Working Waterfront visitors who come in and say hello! Don't miss your shot at some sweets! 


Wright’s Wharf

  • U.S. Coast Guard – Step aboard a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and learn how to stay safe on the ocean with the volunteers from the Northern New England sector.  


  • Bristol Seafood and Hannaford Tasting & Education Station Sample delicious seafood, and learn healthy recipes that you can prepare at home. The Bristol and Hannaford teams will be onsite to answer questions about how you can easily make seafood a regular part of your dinner routine.

  • Portland Fish Exchange – Take a look at Portland's waterfront seafood auction house as you walk between the Desert Gear Display Area and the Bristol/Hannaford station.

  • Portland Harbor Master – Meet the Harbor Master, talk about water safety, and take a tour of his boat!

  • Vessel Services – Tour the ice plant and see how oceangoing boats are supplied from 11-2.

MerrilL’s Wharf

  • The old Cumberland Cold Storage warehouse is now home to the Pierce Atwood law firm.   

  • Browne Trading Company – Show your event map and savor in-store gourmet food samples.

  • "The Desert" Fishing Gear Display – "The Desert" is where commercial fisherman Ian Mayo of Maine fisheries will tell you what its like to go to sea and manage your fishing gear.

  • The King’s Head – Show this map and get a pint of beer at happy hour prices!

Union Wharf

  • Bristol Seafood and Hannaford Information Station – Come pick up your event brochure and map, ask questions about the event, and get the latest updates on all the activities and offers available across the waterfront. 

  • CBS Lobster and Bait – Stop by for a visit to this family owned and operated lobster and fishing bait company. 

  • Determination Marine, LLC – At this learning station, you'll hear from Parker Poole about how his company brings sunken vessels back up to the surface. It is understandably stressful to lose a boat for whatever the reason may be, but Parker can get it back for you!

  • Union Kitchen – Check in at one of the best places for a quick bite on the waterfront! Insanely good food.