Bar Harbor / Winter Harbor Ferry

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Ferry System

Two local ferry companies offer visitors easy access from Bar Harbor to Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula. Read More

  • Seasonal ferry with several daily trips 
  • Spectacular scenery en route 
  • Access to the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park without a car

Bar Harbor Ferry

The Bar Harbor-Winter Harbor Ferry travels between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor. The route through spectacular Frenchman Bay passes lighthouses, mountains, mansions, and working lobstermen. The seasonal Island Explorer shuttle bus links the Winter Harbor Marina to the Schoodic Point section of Acadia National Park.

Daily passenger ferry service operates seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend 2017. Ferries depart Winter Harbor at 10am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:30pm. Ferries depart Bar Harbor at 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30pm.

Call 207-288-2984 or visit their website for more information.

Current Rates

  • Adult round-trip: $24
  • Adult one-way: $14
  • Children (under 12) round-trip: $14
  • Children one-way: $10

Schoodic Ferry

The Schoodic Ferry connects passengers, their bicycles, and leashed pets to the Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula sections of Acadia National Park. Relax as you cruise between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, unconcerned about traffic or parking during your 45-minute ferry ride. Encounter a lobsterman hauling traps, greet a harbor porpoise surfing the waves, assist a working scientist in discovering more about the health of Frenchman Bay, or simply enjoy another new adventure in Acadia. More than just a ride across the Bay, the Schoodic Ferry hosts scientists aboard most trips. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to watch and interact with working marine mammal researchers, pelagic bird researchers, fisheries researchers, water quality researchers and biological oceanographers as they study Frenchman Bay and its inhabitants at an ecosystem level. Occasionally, you may even get an opportunity to get your hands wet!

Daily passenger ferry service operates seven days a week from May 26 to September 30, 2017. Ferries depart Winter Harbor at 5:45am, 9:00am, 11:15am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, and 7:00pm. Ferries depart Bar Harbor at 7:50am, 10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, and 8:30pm.

Call 207-944-7379 or visit their website for more information.

Current Rates

  • Round-trip: $25
  • One-way: $12.50

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