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Maine State Ferry Service

517A Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3366
+1 207-596-5400
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Staff are so friendly and helpful

Every time I go and take the ferry, the staff are always so nice and helpful. They are also patient... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Efficient Ferry Service

It's really easy to get to Vinalhaven as a pedestrian. The ferry service is regular, efficient and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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517A Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3366
+1 207-596-5400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We naively thought we could hop on the ferry for a day on the island of Vilnalhaven. We showed up by car, bought our tickets in Rockland. We were able to catch the ferry with no reservation. We arrived on the island at lunch time...More

3  Thank Willa17
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My daughter lives on North Haven, we use this service frequently. Most of the folks who work here are very nice (except for one).

Thank Raine8961
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Although we did not use the ferry this trip I can say the ferry runs constantly during the day. A trip to North Haven is a scenic trip and North Haven is a quaint island

Thank winifrid
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We took a day trip from Rockport to Vinalhaven Island as a day trip. It was well worth it. The trip is 15 miles each way and takes about an hour. We used it to watch for whales and seals.

2  Thank 338ellenp
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great transportation to the islands. Safe passage and gorgeous views. Staff on boats and office great.

1  Thank alanhK3006ME
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good (and only) ferry service to take to Vinalhaven. Seating wasn't very comfortable but it did it's job.

Thank MJGso
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We decided to ride the ferry even though the island was mostly closed up due to it being off season. While the staff was friendly enough, answering questions when we asked, the ferry itself has seen better days and was noticeably unclean.

Thank Corrine M
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