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The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island

PO Box 43

Harpswell, ME 04079


10AM - 5PM

June 15th - Labor Day

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The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island

            Frequently Asked Questions About Eagle Island 

 How Do I get To Eagle Island ?

  Eagle Island is water accessible only. The following businesses operate tours to Eagle Island:

 Seacoast Tours

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 Captain Len Duda Casco Bay Sights-N-Lights

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 Maine Lobster Harvesting and Seal Watching Tours on the West Wind

  Contact them at

 Can I bring my own boat? Are there moorings?

  Yes, There are several moorings available for personal watercraft. A ranger operates a tender to bring      visitors to the dock. 

 When is Eagle Island Open? 

   Eagle Island is a State of Maine operated State Park that is open from June 15 to Labor Day and usually     a few weekends only through September. 

 How Much is Admission to Eagle Island 

  Eagle Island admission is $4.00 for seniors $6.00 for adults $2.00 for children 

 How Long Does It Take To Get To Eagle Island? 

  From South Harpswell, Maine it's about a 10 minute boat ride.

  From Bailey Island, Maine it's about a 20 minute boat ride.

  From Freeport, Maine it's about a 40 minute boat ride. 

 When Are The Trails Open?

  The nature trails on Eagle Island are closed until July 15 due to nesting birds. Eagle Island is a bird            sanctuary. After July 15 the entire island is open for exploration. 

 Are Tours Available?

  Eagle Island offers a FREE self guided easy to use narrated wand tour.  Participants can pick up a wand    in The Welcome Center upon arrival on the island. The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island also provides          docents on a daily basis. They can answer questions about the island, the Peary Family, and help with      tours. 

 Is there food available? 

  There is no food for sale on Eagle Island. The Trading Post in The Welcome Center offers cold bottled     water for sale. There are picnic areas with tables available for use scattered throughout the island. No   fires are allowed anywhere on the island. 

 Can I bring my dog?

  Eagle Island is a Maine State Park and the rules governing all State Parks apply to Eagle Island. 

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 What about souvenirs?

  Eagle Island has a small Trading Post in The Welcome Center. Items are for sale such as: hats, books,        cups, stuffed animals, pins, bags and other small items. A docent will help you with a purchase.  

 Are there events for kids? 

  The docents of The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island have developed a Treasure Hunt that kids find       exciting. A short list of items to find on the island and in the museum keeps kids entertained and a         reward is offered no matter how many items the children locate. It's fun and educational.  There are   also trails to explore and a beach for swimming. 

 Where Can I get More Information About Eagle Island?

  Contact The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island at: