The Island is open to visitors between 10AM and 5PM, from June 15 through Labor Day. Smoking is permitted only on the sand and rocks on the south side of the pier.

Please note that because of bird nesting, the trails are open only after July 15.

The tours by Cdr. Ed Stafford are no longer being offered.  However, since 2008 we have been providing the same information in an audio tour, at no charge.

Because the Island is a bird nesting sanctuary, no dogs are allowed. Fires are not permitted at any time.



Skippers, land your passengers at the float and a Park Ranger will direct you to a mooring near the pier and, if you do not have a dinghy, will transport you back to the pier.

Moorings in the vicinity of the pier are on a first come basis. If full, you can wait return later, or a Park Ranger can tell you where to anchor.

Fees are as follows:     Children under 5       -     Free

                                           Ages 5 to 11              -     $1

                                           Ages 12 to 64            -    $ 3 for Maine resident, $4.50 for non-resident

                                           Ages 65 and over     -    Free for Maine resident, $1.50 for non-resident

SECOND: TOUR BOATS (Call or visit web sites for reservations or information)

The Marie L Cruises

Daily 10AM, 12PM, 2PM\

Dolphin Marina

515 Basin Pt. Rd.

Harpswell, ME

207-833-534 -


Atlantic Sea Cruises

Capt. Tom Ring

Town Wharf, South Freeport, ME &

Cooks Lobster House, Bailey Island, ME

207-865-6112 -


Sea Escape Cottages & Charters

23 Sea Escape Lane

Bailey Island, ME 04003

207-833-5531 -


Captain's Watch Sail Charter

Captain Ken Brigham

926 Cundy's Harbor Road

Harpswell, ME 04079

207-725-0979 -

Available by appointment - Coast Guard approved