Isle au Haut Ferry and Taxi Boat Service

Isle au Haut is a gorgeous island located between Penobscot Bay and Jerico Bay in Mid-Coast Maine.

Most of the island is part of Acadia National Park.


This Isle au Haut webpage is presented to you by Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc. Old Quarry is located in Stonington, Maine. We are the gateway to Isle au Haut and the National Park. We have been taking passengers to Isle au Haut for over 15 years. Our passenger vessel can accommodate 19 passengers and is Coast Guard inspected. She has an enclosed cabin if the weather is bad.

If you miss the mailboat/ferry we will take you out to the island at anytime, at your convenience, or if you just want to go out on a very fast boat please give us a call.

We offer daily scheduled trips

as well as a taxi service to and from the island. Due to Park regulations we cannot take you to Duck Harbor, but you can hike, bike or kayak there and we can provide you with an awesome mountain bike or a seaworthy kayak. If you are going to walk you will need a good pair of legs. If you are going to kayak you will need a guide or be a proficient paddler.

Old Quarry's most famous and popular Isle au Haut trip is our

"Hike and Bike"

trip. What you get from going on this trip is a great scenic boat ride to Isle au Haut through the Stonington archipelago, biking to and from the trail heads, and hiking Ducktrap Mountain and the Cliff Trail. Everyone absolutely loves this trip. It is low impact, good exercise, fun, and amazingly beautiful. There are wonderful ocean views, high shoreline cliffs, occasional pounding surf, and old growth spruce forests which make it a wonderful destination for the day.

One of our newest trips:

"Hike and Kayak"

or just kayak around Isle au Haut for the day. We will drop you off with your boats or ours on our morning trip with the "Hike and Bikers" and pick you up in the afternoon. Have a great day paddling and hiking the park. We will also deliver bikes and kayaks to the Island for your use. This can be a guided or unguided trip. Call well in advance if you want a private guide.

We also offer taxi service to Isle au Haut day or night every day.

The island remains largely uninhabited; it is quiet and quaint with few amenities for the tourist. There is one gift shop (The Sea Urchin Gift Shop), one small grocery store (The Island Store) and a chocolate shop (Black Dinah Chocolatiers). That's pretty much it. There are two park restrooms; one at the Ranger Station near the dock and one at Duck Harbor.

Click here for an Isle au Haut Map


Every day:


Depart our location at 9:00am
Arrive Island at 9:45am
Depart Island at 10:00am
Arrive back at 10:45am


Depart our location at 4:00pm
Arrive Island at 4:45pm
Depart Island at 5:00pm
Arrive back at 5:45pm

Click here for the complete 2016 Old Quarry Boat Trips Schedule


Scheduled Morning and Afternoon trip

Round trip in one day

Adults: $38.95 per person
Children under 12: $20.50 per person

• There is no fee for your bikes, baggage, dogs, cats, and birds.
• There is an overnight parking fee of $7.00 for one to two nights and $6.00 per night for more than two nights.
• To rent one of our awesome mountain bikes is $22.55 per day.

Taxi Service

$179.38 each way with 6 or fewer people
$205.00 each way with more than 6 people

What else we do:

 Charterboat trips, daily eco and natural history cruises, ocean front campsites, kayak rentals, guided kayak trips, sailboat rentals and lessons, lobster bakes, weddings, sailing school, kayak school and much more. For complete information, please visit our Old Quarry website.

How to find us:

 Complete directions from Boston or Bangor can be found on our Old Quarry website... otherwise once you've found your way to Stonington, take an immediate left (onto the Oceanville Road) after Ron's Auto which is on the left on Rt. 15 in Stonington. Go 7/10th of a mile and take a right when you see our sign on the right. Follow the dirt road past the lobster pound and you will arrive on our door step.

How to contact Old Quarry:

Capt. Bill Baker
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures, Inc.
130 Settlement Road
Stonington, Maine 04681

Isle au Haut Island Protocols:

 Leave no trace principles please. Plan to take ALL your trash with you back to Old Quarry. We will take care of it for you. You must not take anything else back with you from the island like rocks, plants, or animals. Leave everything undisturbed including the local inhabitants. They enjoy their privacy - please respect it. Do not go on private lands. THIS IS A BIG NO-NO. Stay out of their way; don't slow them down. The dock and the parking lot can be crowded during ferry boat time. Be considerate. Please use the Park facilities. Park rangers are there to help you if you need assistance. Seek them out for hiking advice, medical help, or for anything else when you are in the park.

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