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Monhegan Island Ferry Service

Schedule & Fares 2015

June 10-Sept. 30

Depart New Harbor: 9am and 2pm
Depart Monhegan: 10:15am and 3:15pm

Oct. 1-12

Wed, Sat, Sun
Depart New Harbor: 9am ONLY
Depart Monhegan: 3:15pm ONLY

Columbus Day Weekend:

Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon (Oct. 9-12)
Depart New Harbor: 9am and 2pm
Depart Monhegan: 10:15am and 3:15pm

May 16-June 9

Wed, Sat, Sun
Depart New Harbor: 9am ONLY
Depart Monhegan: 3:15pm ONLY

Memorial Day Weekend:

Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Monday, May 25
Depart New Harbor: 9am and 2pm
Depart Monhegan: 10:15am and 3:15pm

Sunday, May 24
Depart New Harbor: 9am and 2pm
Depart Monhegan: 12:45pm and 3:15pm


Round trip:
Adults $36
Children (2-11) $20
Children under 2 FREE
Dogs $5

Advanced reservations strongly recommended! Click here

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CROSSING TIME – 50 minutes one-way

DAY TRIP LAYOVER – Approx. 5 hours


ARRIVAL – Please arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to departure. Allow for extIMG_2231ra time to unload if you have luggage.

LUGGAGE / FREIGHT POLICYNew for 2015In the interest of space and weight limitations aboard the vessel, the following restrictions apply;

For a one week stay on the Island, we suggest each ticketed passenger bring:

1 – Suitcase / bag / tote, less than 70lbs


1 – Suitcase / bag / tote, less than 70lbs


1 – Carry-on item

Saturday boats are extremely busy and we ask that you pack wisely and label your baggage clearly with your name and your island accommodation. Green Hardy Boat luggage tags are available at the dock and are required on each overnight item. This will help to facilitate efficient luggage handling on the island.

Please consolidate all items and assure they are packed in sturdy bags, boxes, totes or coolers. We suggest asking your local food store if they have banana boxes or something similar.

Please NO:

  • NO bungee cords. They are dangerous for crew and often come undone.
  • NO paper bags.
  • NO plastic shopping bags or trash bags.
  • NO open bags or boxes that stuff will fall out of.
  • NO Luggage carts or wagons (artist carts are acceptable).

The following items are NOT permitted on the boat:

  • Bicycles, per island request (if space allows, exceptions are made for cycling groups traveling from one ferry to the other via Monhegan)
  • Gasoline or Propane (per US Coast Guard)
  • No cars are allowed on the Island

All other freight will be charged. Please call ahead if you plan to bring something unusual.

Hardy Boat Cruises is not responsible for damaged, broken or lost luggage or freight.

MONHEGAN TRUCKING COMPANYHBC 2015 Monhegan TruckingLuggage transportation to and from cottage rentals is available on Monhegan for a fee via the Monhegan Trucking. Transportation for your baggage is $3.00 per bag/tote/piece. Oversized baggage is $6.00.

FOOD & GROCERIES – Monhegan Island is fortunate to have a wonderful food and grocery store called L. Brackett & Son. The store is a vital resource to the year round Island community. The store carries a wide variety of food items including organic foods and freshly grown island produce. It is our collective responsibility to support this and other Island businesses during the well-traveled summer months. Groceries and consumables (water, milk, soda, beer, wine, eggs, bread, butter, etc.) should be purchased upon your arrival. For more information about the Island grocery store, please contact Lisa at L.Brackett & Son: 207-594-2222

PARKING – $4 per day per vehicle and payable in cash. No credit cards or personal checks are accepted. For multiple day and overnight parking, the parking fee is payable upon the first day of parking. Parking is located around the corner from the dock in a large grassy field. Upon paying for your parking, you will receive a parking validation. You will need to present your parking validation at the dock to collect your boat tickets (peak season only). Please feel free to drive down to the dock to unload passengers and luggage before leaving your vehicle in the parking lot. The walk back to the dock is about 5 minutes. During the Spring and Fall, parking is payable at the ticket booth on the dock. The parking lot can accommodate buses, campers, RV’s and trailers.

ALL Hardy Boat patrons MUST park in the grassy field. Our parking lot is located in a safe, quiet, residential area.
Cars parked at Shaw’s Wharf Restaurant will be towed at the owner’s expense.

KAYAKS$15 round trip.

PETS$5 round trip. All pets must be leashed or kenneled while aboard. If you bring your dog, you must be prepared to collect and remove all pet waste. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

IF YOU’RE SPENDING THE DAY – Trash generated on the Island must be removed by boat and returned to the mainland. If you generate any trash while on the Island, please bring it back to the ferry for recycling and disposal. Pack in/Pack out. Public restrooms are available for a fee and are located behind the Monhegan House.

GALLEYCoffee, tea, healthy snacks and home baked goodies available.

Schedules, fares and fees are subject to change without notice. Fuel surcharges may be imposed if necessary.

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132 State Rt 32, PO Box 326
New Harbor, ME 04554

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