We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Great views from the tower

The Light house is a must stop when on Swans Island. You have great views, and a nice little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
,
Hampden, Maine
via mobile
A big slice of Heaven!

Swans Island may not be everyones "cup of tea", but it suits us just fine. The simplicity of life... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
jamiek830
,
kalamazoo, mi
Read all 20 reviews
16
All photos (16)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“harbor watch”(2 reviews)
“day trip”(3 reviews)
“light house”(3 reviews)
About
Take a local ferry to this small island, which makes a nice day or half-day destination.
Contact
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
12
7
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
12
7
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsharbor watchday triplight housecoatinnburntshopmainlandhikingfolksbeautylifelighthouse
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Light house is a must stop when on Swans Island. You have great views, and a nice little hiking trial at you disposal. There is parking and a bathroom.

Thank John H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Swans Island may not be everyones "cup of tea", but it suits us just fine. The simplicity of life there and the absence of traditional touristy attractions are just what is needed for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. Walt the many miles of trails...More

2  Thank jamiek830
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were fortunate to find this location and actually stay in the lightkeepers apartment at the Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse. There is not enugh room in this reveiw to describe how wonderful we thought the location, the accomodations and the serenity of this location were....More

4  Thank bradybunch123
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We took the ferry and visited Swans Island the last day of our stay in Maine. The ferry ride to the island and back was a perfect opportunity to relax. I just love the sea. The lobster museum next to the ferry terminal is a...More

7  Thank alenebbia
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Harbor Watch Inn. Only 4 rooms, two with kitchens (which helps since they are no restaurants on the island). Was a simple place, but great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay. Arrived to an open door and a note saying...More

1  Thank Robinn33701
Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you love lighthouses, don't miss this one. The purpose of all our beacons has saved many mariners and all deserve a token of respect.

Thank USPS497
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We visited Swan's Island in 2002 without a plan, a day trip, without a car. We immediately knew we wanted to return, we returned in 2003, rented for the month of September. Weather was beautiful, hiking was great, views were better than anticipated. In 2004,...More

3  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Enjoyed the ferry over to Swans Island as a day trip while we were staying in Bass Harbor. The boat ride took an enjoyable half hour to make the crossing and it was interesting to see Acadia National Park from the water. Swans Island is...More

4  Thank Martina C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My first time on the island, and the people were so welcoming! Can't wait to get back on the isle and walk the trails and indulge in the amazing lobster!!

1  Thank SteveBattista
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I loved the ferry ride over from Bass Harbor (inhale the beach roses -- aka the rosa rugosa by the ferry terminal) to Swan's Island. It took about 40 minutes. You really get a feel for the classic rugged beauty of this part of Maine...More

6  Thank Sandra G
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Swans Island staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines