Visit an island

While there are many ways to get out on the islands in our beautiful Penobscot Bay, the most popular and accessible are by our two nearest Ferries.

The Vinalhaven Ferry leaves from downtown Rockland: 

Vinalhaven Ferry Info

The Monhegan Ferry line leaves from Port Clyde, which is about a 20 minute drive from here. You'll want to both make reservations and make sure to follow directions to arrive early if you'd like to visit this magical location, located about 12 miles offshore of the St. George peninsula. The drive to the ferry is lovely. And the island itself, known for its small enclave of resident artists and lobstermen, is a unique experience. Make sure to check the weather and bring layers:

Monhegan Ferry Info

Tour our wineries

The Midcoast has a surprising amount of wineries and enough in driving distance that you can make a day trip of it. It you're interested in exploring further, check out Maine's Wine Trail map! 

Here are a few wineries within 1/2 drive:

Oyster River Winegrowers

Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery

Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery

Breakwater Vineyards

Cellardoor Winery 


Tour by boat & sail

In addition to ferry lines, there are smaller craft available for booking a tour around the harbor. Here is a short list of some of the schooner and day boats in the area:

Bufflehead Sailing Charters

Captain Jack Lobster Boat Adventure

Schooner Olad

We have breweries too!

In addition to our wineries, the Midcoast boasts and fine selection of breweries, reflective of the impressive craft beer industry growth all throughout Maine. 

Here are a few nearby:

Rock Harbor Brewing Co.

Lake St. George Brewing Company

Threshers Brewing Co.

Marshall Wharf Brewing Co.