Frequently Asked Questions                 

                        About Eagle Island                           

 How do I get to Eagle Island ?

  Eagle Island is water accessible only. There are several moorings   available for personal watercraft.

Transportation to Eagle Island during the summer season of 2021 can be arranged through:

Seacoast Tours of Freeport Maine

Peter Milholland Captain / Owner

P.O. Box 194 South Freeport, Maine 04078

207 798-2001


Are there restrooms? 

  Yes there are 2 composting toilets available on the island. There are   no sinks, no running water or hand pumped water.  

 Please note: Eagle Island does not meets ADA standards and has   major barriers. Mobility impaired people, even with assistance, will   be unable to access the island. 

 Per The State of Maine:​

  • Overnight use of moorings is prohibited.

  • Stay on designated trails. Trails are for walking only.

  • Pets must be kept on a leash and under control at all times; please pick up after your pet.

  • Fires are strictly prohibited on the Eagle Island. The Island does not have any grills or designated areas for making fires.

  • Do not pick or remove anything natural: please leave it for others to enjoy.

  • Enjoy wildlife from a distance: do not feed or disturb animals or birds.

 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. 

 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. 

 How much is admission to Eagle Island 

  per The State of Maine State Park fees, 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. 

   From Portland, Maine it's about a 60 minute boat ride. 

 What is there to do on Eagle Island?

  There are hiking trails throughout the island. Picnic tables are   available on all corners of the island. The house is actually a museum   and remains very much like it was when the Peary family lived there.   Admiral Peary's library is also open and includes a polar bear pelt.   There are many artifacts to see from Admiral Peary's North Pole   expeditions  

 Are there events for kids? 

  The docents of The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island have developed a   Scavenger 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.

 Are tours available?

 All visitors are encouraged to use a FREE hand held audio wand that will provide a tour of the museum, library and welcome center.  Docents are available as well to answer questions and provide guidance on the entire island. 


 Is there food available? 

  There is NO food for sale on Eagle Island. There are several picnic areas with tables available for use stationed around 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. They can be found by visiting the State of   Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands website. 

 What about souvenirs?

  Eagle Island has a small Trading Post in The Welcome Center. Items   are for sale such as: hats with the Eagle Island logo, The Arcadia   Images of America book  "Eagle Island, Admiral Peary's Harpswell   Home", coffee cups with the Eagle Island logo, stuffed animals, pins,   and other small items. A docent will help you with a purchase.  

 Where can I get more information about Eagle Island?

  Contact The Friends of Peary's Eagle Island through our email address    at: 

  Or contact the State of Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.