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.
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.
Select an island below to view ferry services by island.
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The M/V St. Croix and the M/V Katherine provide seasonal service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, Maine, with connections to the Acadia National Park Island Explorer Shuttle Bus. The ferries operate seven days a week, June 23 to September 30. Also offering excursions and cruises.
Website | 207-288-4585 or 207-288-2373 | Winter: 207-546-2927
Beal & Bunker Mail Boat and Ferry. Year-round service, leaving from the Northeast Harbor Town Dock.
Website | 207-244-3565
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
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
The ferry "Captain Henry Lee" serves the island of Frenchboro from Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island.
Website | 207-244-3254
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
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
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
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
Hardy Boat Cruises is a small, eco-tourism business lovingly cared for and operated by a local family.
Website | 207-677-2026
The ferry "Margaret Chase Smith" serves Islesboro Island from the town of Lincolnville.
Website | 207-789-0214 | 207-734-6935
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
Water taxi service for Matinicus, North Haven, and Rockland, Maine. Also offering puffin trips to Matinicus Rock.
Website | 207-366-3700
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
The Original Monhegan Mailboat Experience transporting you through the waters of beautiful Muscongus Bay and enchanting Monhegan Island.
Website | 207-372-8848
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