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Maine State Ferry Service

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Address: 517A Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3366
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+1 207-596-5400

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

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Rockland, Maine
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Rockland, Maine
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

Thank alanhK3006ME
Troutman, North Carolina
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70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

Thank MJGso
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 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
Rockland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We love the ferry service, wether we are bring people out to the islands for a tour or picking up retail stock from Fox Island Printworks, the ferry's are always a great adventure

Lancaster, United States
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

There is no better ocean boat trip for the money than the Maine State Ferry. We have made boat trips (most recently to Vinalhaven Island). The staff is always professional, the boats are well maintained, and there are numerous destination options. We always include Ferry rides on our Coastal Maine get-a-ways.

Thank Richard W
Meridian, Mississippi
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Took the ferry to Vinhaven day before yesterday. Great ride out. It leaves on time! Do not be late. Great views from the ferry and good visit to Vinhaven.

Thank wulfe97
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Took the ferry from Rockland to Vinalhaven. The ride was nice. Surprised at how few automobiles made it on. The ferry rode backward on the ride home so we could take photos easily of the other side because we planned poorly.

Thank Santina S
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great ferry service run by the State of Maine. The boats are always in good condition and clean. Please note during tourist season in the summer months it's almost impossible to get a spot for a vehicle.

Thank smeg t
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have travelled on the ferries to Vinalhaven and North Haven for over 60 years. The crew is friendly and helpful and the new boat is wonderful

Thank Beth N
Camden, Maine
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193 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

When you come to Maine make sure you visit the islands off the coast. The ferry service transports cars as well as people. However it may be difficult to get a place for your car on the ferry so it may be better to take a bicycle and see the islands that way.

Thank Etienne P

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