MONHEGAN ISLAND FERRY SERVICE
- Adult Ages 13+
- Youth Ages 2-12
- Child Under 2
- Dog Fare Must be leashed or kenneled.
- Group Minimum of 30
- Monhegan Residents Please call or email to book with the resident rate.
Ferry Services between Monhegan Island & New Harbor
Travel 10 miles into the Gulf of Maine to visit the tranquility of Monhegan Island. Slow down your pace and enjoy the natural beauty this island has to offer. Monhegan is renowned for attracting interests of all types from birders to hikers and artists from around the world! The small island is year-round home to only a few dozen residents. There are no paved roads and no cars, but the walking trails will take you to views atop the highest cliffs in Maine. Whether you are visiting for the day, overnight, or an extended period you must use a boat to get there! When you begin your Monhegan journey on the Hardy III, our friendly crew and the scenery of Muscongus Bay won’t disappoint! Be sure to be on the lookout for some wildlife along they way!
We depart from the working waterfront of New Harbor where you may see lobsterman unloading their catch. As we pass by the region’s islands, you might see bald eagles or harbor porpoises foraging. Upon our return trip we may pass by some rocks where we spend a few minutes watching for seals sunbathing or splashing in the water.
Our passenger only cruises depart New Harbor and Monhegan Island twice daily in the peak season. This allows for “daytrippers” to spend about 5 hours exploring the island.
All travelers must purchase TWO one-way tickets to complete your round trip: Once you add your first one-way trip with the correct time and date to your cart, select “Keep Shopping” in the top right corner to add your return trip time and date to the cart! If you wish to book another cruise type like our Puffin Cruise you may also add that at the same time! Then you may proceed to checkout. Daytrippers must book the 9:00am New Harbor to Monhegan AND 3:15pm Monhegan to New Harbor ferries.
|Ferry Run||Depart New Harbor –
|Depart Monhegan –
Arrive New Harbor
|Morning||9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||10:15 AM – 11:30 AM|
|Afternoon||2:00 PM – 3:00 PM||3:15 PM – 4:30 PM|
|Does not operate daily in the shoulder season. Please view the calendar for days of operation.
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.
RESTROOMS: Modern restrooms are available aboard the boat. We recommend you use these restrooms before departing on the Island and once you return to the boat. Public restrooms are available on the Island for a fee and are located behind the Monhegan House in the village.
ARRIVAL: Please arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to departure. Allow for extra time to unload if you have luggage.
Pets: $20 each way (non resident) fee. Fee applies to non-resident dogs. The Island has limited ability to accommodate visiting dogs. 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.
SATURDAY FERRIES – Boats are extremely busy on Saturdays coming and going. Arrive early and have all luggage clearly marked.
Limit: Each passenger is allowed 2 items under 50lbs plus 1 personal item such as a purse or backpack. Additional items are $5 one way. If you require, we recommend purchasing additional items when you purchase your tickets to save time at check in. Additional items can also be added at check in. Please call to inquire about unusual items or freight.
Packing: Pack as if you are going to the airport. Please consolidate your belongings into as few pieces of luggage as possible without exceeding 50lbs. If you can not lift your own luggage into your car, it is too heavy. We recommend using plastic totes, sturdy suitcases, well constructed boxes and/or coolers. Securing lids and covers with duct tape works well and is weatherproof. As you pack, please keep in mind that all baggage handling from your car, to the boat, to the island dock, to the island trucks and finally to your accommodation – and back – is done by hand! Please respect our crew who moves your luggage on and off the vessel as many as 4 times!
Prohibited Items: HBC reserves the right to refuse to transport items. Items that are not permitted onboard include but are not limited to: open bags or boxes, paper/plastic/reusable shopping bags that can easily tear or loose items, bungee cords, wheeled carts or wagons (wheeled suitcases are accepted), fishing hooks attached to fishing rods, bicycles, gasoline or propane, kayaks, vehicles. Please do not bring your own water; it is heavy to transport and is easily purchased on the island.
Bag Tags: Every item (including carry on items like backpacks) requires a new tag which will be provided upon arrival. Each tag will need to be clearly marked as directed. If staying overnight, tags must indicate your accommodations. Tags facilitate efficient handling on the island and prevent lost items. HBC cruises is not responsible for items with tags from other ferries or airline services that may cause items to be lost or misplaced – please remove all old tags. HBC is not responsible for damaged, broken, or lost items or freight.
- GIFT CERTIFICATES AND VOUCHERS: If you have a gift certificate or voucher code, please book online and enter your code at checkout. If you have a vintage gift certificate or voucher (issued prior to 2017), please book online with a credit card and present your gift certificate/voucher at the ticket booth on the day of your trip. We will happily refund the value of all vintage gift certificates and vouchers presented at check-in!
- REFUND POLICY: Please see our Terms and Conditions here.
- ARRIVAL: Please arrive at the dock 45 minutes prior to departure. This will allow enough time to park and collect your tickets. Allow for extra time to unload if you have luggage.