Maine ferries ferry people among bays,coastal towns, islands & Canada

Ferries and ferry travel are essential to daily life in parts of the Maine coast and its islands. Ferry trips are also great fun on a ME vacationor getaway on the sea.

Monhegan Boat Line

880 Main Street Port Clyde, ME, 04855 Phone: 207-372-8848

Route: Year-round, daily passenger and freight service from Port Clyde to Monhegan Island. Daily schedule of runs varies seasonally. Boats do no carry vehicles. Puffin and nature cruises from June to September and lighthouse cruises from July to September. Website: http://www.monheganboat.com/.

Islesboro-Lincolnville Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service Islesboro Terminal Islesboro, ME, 04848 Phone: 207-734-6935

Lincolnville phone: 207-789-5611

Route: Islesboro to Lincolnville; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is 20 minutes. Ferry operates daily, year-round with some additional crossings from April to October. Maine State Ferry Service operates parking lots at Rockland, Lincolnville, and Bass Harbor. Parking spaces are limited; the ferry service cannot guarantee parking availability. Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php.

Chebeague Transportation Company

123 Roy Hill Road Chebeague Island, ME, 04017 Phone: 207-846-5227

Ferry information: 207-846-3700

The ferry operates daily, year-round, between Chebeague Island and Cousins Island. Passengers only; no vehicles; no reservations required. Cousins Island is connected to mainland Yarmouth, Maine by a bridge. The ferry boat remains tied up at the Stone Wharf on Chebeague Island between trips. Approximate crossing time is 15 minutes.

Rockland-North Haven Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-596-2202

North Haven phone: 207-867-4441

Route: Rockland to North Haven; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is one hour and 10 minutes. Operates daily, year-round. Maine State Ferry Service operates parking lots at Rockland, Lincolnville, and Bass Harbor. Parking spaces are limited; the ferry service cannot guarantee parking availability. Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php

Bar Harbor Ferry

Bar Harbor Inn Pier Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2984

Daily passenger ferry service from Bar Habor to Schoodic and Winter Harbor. Ferry runs June 23 to August 31.

Rockland-Matinicus Island Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-596-2202

Route: Rockland to Matinicus; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is two hours and 15 minutes. Ferry docks at Matinicus about one hour and then returns. Operates year-round on a very limited schedule. Schedule is subject to change without notice. Travelers should call the Rockland office the day before the scheduled trip to confirm the trip is departing as scheduled. Reservations to Matinicus may be made up to 3 months in advance. Waiting time on Matinicus is approximately one hour. Maine State Ferry Service.
Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php

Casco Bay Lines

56 Commercial Street Portland, ME, 04112 Phone: 207-774-7871

Year-round ferry service carries passengers, vehicles, and freight between Portland and the islands of Peaks, Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Long, Chebeague, and Cliff. Information: www.cascobaylines.com/

Cranberry Cove Ferry

Clark Point Road Southwest Harbor, ME, 04679 Phone: 207-244-5882

Daily, seasonal passenger ferry service between Southwest Harbor/Manset and the Cranberry Isles

Frye Island Ferry

Sebago Lake Frye Island, ME, 04071 Phone: 207-655-4258

Frye Island is located in Sebago Lake approximately 25 miles west of Portland. Ferry service is from the mainland to Frye Island, daily from April 29 to Nov. 1.

Monhegan Island Ferry-Hardy Boat Cruises

Route 32 at Shaw’s Fish and Lobster Wharf New Harbor, ME, 04554 Phone: 800-278-3346

This company offers the Monhegan Island Express, puffin and seal watch cruises, lighthouse cruises, and fall coastal cruises. Season is mid-May to early October. The Hardy Boat Cruises offer twice-daily service during the summer from New Harbor to Monhegan Island. A seal watch is included in the Monhegan-to-New Harbor run. A puffin watch trip is offered from midMay to early June. Seal watch trips and lighthouses cruises are offered mid- June to September. Fall coastal cruises run from September to early October. Website: http://hardyboat.com/monhegan_ferry.htm.

Bass Harbor-Frenchboro Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service Bass Harbor, ME, 04653 Phone: 207-244-3254

Route: Bass Harbor to Frenchboro; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is 50 minutes. Ferry operates Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, year-round. A passenger-only ferry operates on Fridays from April through November. Maine State Ferry Service operates parking lots at Rockland, Lincolnville, and Bass Harbor. Parking spaces are limited; the ferry service cannot guarantee parking availability. Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php

Rockland-Vinalhaven Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-596-2202

Vinalhaven phone: 207-863-4421

Route: Rockland to Vinalhaven; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is one hour and 15 minutes. Operates daily, year-round; schedules vary slightly from winter to summer seasons. Maine State Ferry Service operates parking lots at Rockland, Lincolnville, and Bass Harbor. Parking spaces are limited; the ferry service cannot guarantee parking availability.
Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php

Isle au Haut Boat Services

Sea Breeze Avenue Stonington, ME, 04681 Phone: 207-367-6516

Mailboats offer sightseeing excursions among the islands of Penobscot Bay and near Acadia National Park. The morning Cruise includes a lobster fishing demonstration. Passenger and freight service between Stonington on Deer Island and Isle au Haut. Passengers, small boats, motocycles; no four-wheeled vehicles. Seasonal bicycle rentals on the island. Boats operate year-round; schedule varies by season. Website: http://www.isleauhaut.com/.

Swan's Island-Bass Harbor Ferry

Maine State Ferry Service Swan's Island, ME, 04685 Phone: 207-526-4273

Bass Harbor phone: 207-244-3254

Route: Swan's Island to Bass Harbor; ferry carries vehicles. Approximate crossing time is 40 minutes. Ferry operates daily, year-round with some additional crossings from April to October. Maine State Ferry Service operates parking lots at Rockland, Lincolnville, and Bass Harbor. Parking spaces are limited; the ferry service cannot guarantee parking availability. Daily operations update: 800-491-4883. Website: www.maine.gov/mdot/opt/ferry/maine-ferry-service.php

Deer Island-Eastport and Deer Island-Campobello Ferries

East Coast Ferries, Lord's Cove Deer Island, NB, E5V 1 Phone: 506-747-2159

Route: Deer Island, New Brunswick, Canada, to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada and Deer Island, New Brunswick, Eastport, Maine. Ferries carry vehicles. The Deer Island - Eastport run takes about 15-20 minutes. The Deer-Island - Campobello run takes about 30 minutes. Ferries operate June to September. Website: http://www.eastcoastferries.nb.ca/