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Maine State Ferry Service

517A Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3366
+1 207-596-5400
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Cool Trip to Vinalhaven

Took the round trip ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven as passengers. Approximately 1 hour, 15... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Great Day

We took the round trip to Vinalhaven and what an experience. Inside (with heat), and outside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winter Park, Florida
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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517A Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3366
+1 207-596-5400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the round trip ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven as passengers. Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes each way. You need to make reservations ahead of time to designate your return trip time if you want to take your vehicle and return the same day. The...More

Thank M109A7ce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the round trip to Vinalhaven and what an experience. Inside (with heat), and outside seating. 1 hour and 15 minutes each way with 1 hour and 15 minutes on the island for a delightful picnic. The views are awesome.

Thank H201MNdavidc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After contacting the lovley man at Rockland Harbor Ferry terminal and checking on the pricing etc..my husband and I decided to leave the car,become a walk on passenger and enjoy islands that way..simply the best plan I've had to date.As Australians who have a little...More

Thank majen60
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

First of all I would insist on informing you that my stretch limousine was not allowed on the Vinalhaven ferry. Apparently it was not blatant prejudice. In fact it was longer than the actual ferry and the ramp at certain tides would prohibit my grand...More

Thank Trustfundkid
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We decided to do a short day trip from Rockland to Vinalhaven. It was the perfect way to enjoy the ocean and Maine's out island scenery. The round trip ticket was $17.50 per adult. Parking was $10 for the day. The ferry was clean and...More

Thank CtYankee51
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The ferry service is very busy and if you want to take a vehicle you must plan ahead. The ferry is fun even without a vehicle however once you arrive on any island you are on your own and will be doing a lot of...More

Thank KevinAGould
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have visited North Haven, ME numerous times and the only way there, unless you own your own boat, is to use the Maine Ferry Service. By far you get your moneys worth on these trips. For photography fans stay alert. Preferably take a seat...More

Thank robert1l
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Every time I go and take the ferry, the staff are always so nice and helpful. They are also patient with endless questions from visitors near and far.

Thank jenny2659
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's really easy to get to Vinalhaven as a pedestrian. The ferry service is regular, efficient and not over-crowded, but if you have a car, getting on the ferry is a bit more of a rigamarole.

Thank TravelDan11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It is impossible to get a reservation now. I used to be able to hire some to purchase the ticket at 6:30am walk-in a month in advance but the locals apparently put an end to that so anyone not living nearby can only call now...More

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