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Ferry Transportation Service in Maine

Private and state-run ferry services provide a vital link to Maine’s many island communities. International ferries provide service to Canada from ports in Bar Harbor, Eastport and Portland.

Islands in Maine

There are over 4,600 islands off the coast of Maine not to mention some inland too. The islands listed on this site are those that are serviced by ferry. Select the link below to learn more about these islands.

Ferry Services by Island

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Ferry Services by Region

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Downeast and Acadia


Bar Harbor Ferry

Miss Lizzie provides seasonal service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, Maine, connecting to the Acadia National Park Island Explorer Shuttle Bus. The ferry operates seven days a week, from Memorial Day weekend to the 2nd weekend in October.

Website | 207-288-4585 or 207-288-2373 | Winter: 207-546-2927

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Beal & Bunker Ferry

Beal & Bunker Mail Boat and Ferry. Year-round service, leaving from the Northeast Harbor Town Dock.

Website | 207-244-3565

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Cranberry Cove Ferry

All trips do a loop between Great Cranberry Island, Islesford (Little Cranberry) and Great Cranberry. Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains of Acadia National Park, as you cross Frenchman's Bay in our ferry. Hike, bike, picnic or visit a museum. Seven Days a Week ? May 26 to October 1.

Website | 207-244-5882 | Boat Cell: 207-460-1981

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East Coast Ferries Ltd.

Visitors to the Campobello area who wish to continue on to the New Brunswick mainland can save nearly 100 driving miles by hopping on the M.V. "Island Hopper." Save nearly 50 driving miles from the Eastport area aboard the M.V. "Fundy Trail."

Website | 506-747-2159

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Frenchboro Ferry

The ferry "Captain Henry Lee" serves the island of Frenchboro from Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island.

Website | 207-244-3254

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Isle au Haut Mail Boat

The Isle Au Haut mailboats offer passenger and freight service between Stonington and Isle au Haut, Penobscot Bay lighthouse cruises, lobster fishing excursions for sightseers and seasonal service to Acadia National Park at Duck Harbor.

Website | 207-367-5193

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Quoddy Loop Ferries

The Quoddy Loop, a "two-nation vacation" loop between points in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, relies on a series of ferries. These vessels transport travelers and vehicles among five islands and Blacks Harbour on the New Brunswick mainland.

Website | 506-662-3724

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Swan's Island Ferry

The ferry "Captain Henry Lee" serves Swan's Island from Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island.

Website | 207-244-3254 | 207-526-4273

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Greater Portland and Casco Bay


Casco Bay Lines

Owned and operated by the Casco Bay Island Transit District, provides public fixed-route ferry service from Portland to six islands in Casco Bay. Casco Bay Lines operates seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Website | 207-774-7871

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Chebeague Transportation

The Chebeauge Transportation Company operates a ferry between Great Chebeague Island in Casco Bay and Cousins Island. Cousins Island is connected to mainland Yarmouth, Maine by a bridge. The ferry takes about 15 minutes each way.

Website | 207-846-3700

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Maine Lakes and Mountains


Frye Island Ferry

The Frye Island Ferry provides seasonal service to the residents of Frye Island in Sebago Lake. Mainland access to the ferry is from Raymond Neck, in Raymond, Maine. The ferry typically operates between June and September.

Website | 207-655-4258

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Balmy Days Cruises

Get away from it all and experience a Monhegan Day Trip with Balmy Days Cruises! Monhegan Island is a unique and beautiful island 12 miles off the coast of Maine.

Website | 207-633-2284

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Hardy Boat Cruises

Hardy Boat Cruises is a small, eco-tourism business lovingly cared for and operated by a local family.

Website | 207-677-2026

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Islesboro Ferry

The ferry "Margaret Chase Smith" serves Islesboro Island from the town of Lincolnville.

Website | 207-789-0214 | 207-734-6935

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Maine State Ferry Service

Operated by the Maine Department of Transportation, provides fixed-route ferry service from Bass Harbor to Swan's Island and Frenchboro, from Rockland to North Haven and Matinicus Island, and from Lincolnville to Islesboro. The Ferry Service operates year round.

Website | 207-596-5400

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Matinicus Excursions

Water taxi service for Matinicus, North Haven, and Rockland, Maine. Also offering puffin trips to Matinicus Rock.

Website | 207-366-3700

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Matinicus Island Ferry

The ferry "North Haven" serves Matinicus Island from Rockland. The crossing distance is 23 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Website | 207-596-2202

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Monhegan Boat Line

The Original Monhegan Mailboat Experience transporting you through the waters of beautiful Muscongus Bay and enchanting Monhegan Island.

Website | 207-372-8848

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North Haven Ferry

The ferry ?Captain Neal Burgess? of the Maine State Ferry Service serves North Haven Island from the City of Rockland.

Website | 207-596-2202 | 207-867-4441

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Vinalhaven Ferry

The ferrys "Captain Charles Philbrook" and "Governor Curtis" serve the Vinalhaven Island from the city of Rockland.

Website | 207-596-2202 | 207-863-0191

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