MATINICUS ROCK EXCURSION
LEAVING FROM ROCKLAND, MAINE AND RETURNING TO ROCKLAND, MAINE
We depart from Rockland going by Rockland Harbor Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, Monroe Island, Matinicus Island, Criehaven Island then arriving at Matinicus Rock. It will take us around 1 1/2 hours to get there. We spend about 45 minutes circling the island, observing all the birds, seals and the lighthouse. Dolphins and porpoises are often seen. Sometimes we will see whales. We do not dock or land on the island.
Puffins are usually seen from May through mid August. Razorbill Auks are usually present until mid July. Arctic and Common Terns, Murres, Eider ducks and Cormorants are also often observed. Gannets are usually seen on the trip to and from Matinicus Rock.
This trip usually takes around 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
The weather is often much different out at sea. Be sure to bring a sweater and jacket. Binoculars and a camera are a must! Food and drinks are welcome. Pets can come, but it is a long ride and they are usually happier staying ashore. Sometimes it is foggy in Rockland and clear at Matinicus Rock, or it can be the other way around. If it is foggy we may or may not be able to see the island. I am sorry, but no guarantees are given as to visibility.
The cost is $700 total for up to 16 passengers. If you want to spend extra time around Matinicus Rock the fee is $60 per half hour.
SEAL ISLAND TRIP OPTION
If you would like to go around Seal Island after you are done at Matinicus Rock, the extra fee would be $300. This adds on around 1.5 hours to the trip.
SEAL ISLAND ONLY TRIP LEAVING FROM ROCKLAND- FARE IS $650 TOTAL FOR UP TO 16 PASSENGERS.
PUFFINS AT MATINICUS ROCK
MINKE WHALE -MATINICUS ISLAND