Getting Here

Taking the Ferry to Monhegan Island

Part of the magic of Monhegan Island is getting there. If you enjoy history, then sail Monhegan Boat Line, the only year-round ferry serving Monhegan Island. 

The Ferries

The world-famous Laura B makes the early-morning trip to Monhegan every day during the summer season, and delivers all the freight to the island year-round. She has both indoor and outdoor seating. She is also available for private charters and for hauling freight to any of the islands. Like the Laura B, the Elizabeth Ann carries passengers and mail to Monhegan year ’round. Launched in 1995, this comfortable and stable passenger vessel was built according to the latest advances in marine architecture and engineering. Sixty-five feet long, she offers seating in the heated glassed-in cabin, on the covered stern, and up on the sightseeing deck. She has two bathrooms.

Your Journey

You’ll embark in the charming village of Port Clyde, at the tip of the St. George peninsula. Once passengers and freight are loaded on board, the ferry steams out of the harbor past Marshall Point lighthouse. They follow a protected route among pine-clad islands, where you may see a variety of birds. birds of many varieties. Sometimes, porpoises and small whales rise from the water just beyond our bow. The course usually takes you by lobstermen hauling their traps, schooners gliding before the wind, and pleasure craft of every description. On the return trip, we pass close to Seal Rock, where we often spot entire families of seals frolicking in the water and basking in the sun.[Button – For Schedule & Tickets -links to:]