Casco Bay

Chebeague

Chebeague Island

Pronounced “shuh big”, the island’s name means “isle of many springs.” At almost five miles long and 1½ miles wide, it is the largest island in Casco Bay.

Cliff Island

Cliff Island

The smallest year-round island in Casco Bay, Cliff is the last stop “down the bay” on the ferry, and one of several Casco islands that are a part of the City of Portland.

Great Diamond

Great Diamond

Great Diamond Island is part of the City of Portland, and the community consists of two islands, Great Diamond and Little Diamond, connected by a sandbar at low tide.

Long Island

Long Island

Long Island is located in the middle of Casco Bay, approximately six miles off the coast of Portland, and is about three miles long and one mile wide.

Peaks Island

Peaks Island

Located about 3 miles from Portland, Peaks Island is the most populated island in Casco Bay and a popular destination for summer day-trippers.

Penboscot Bay

Isle Au Haut

Isle Au Haut

Home to the lesser known section of Acadia National Park, Isle au Haut, French for “high island,” lies in eastern Penobscot Bay, seven miles south of Deer Isle.

North

Islesboro

Located three miles off Lincolnville Beach, Islesboro is a 14-mile-long island that divides the surrounding waters into East and West Penobscot Bay.

Matinicus

Matinicus

Matinicus Isle is the most remote year-round island in Maine, located 20 miles off Owls Head in the Midcoast. The name Matinicus means “far-out island” in Abenaki.

Monhegan

Monhegan

Generally believed to be the first settled place in the state, Monhegan is a small, rocky island located in Muscongus Bay, 10 miles off the nearest mainland.

North Haven

North Haven

Separated from neighboring Vinalhaven by a small thoroughfare, North Haven is located 12 miles off the coast of Rockland in the middle of Penobscot Bay.

Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven

Largely composed of granite, Vinalhaven is Maine's largest year-round island community and is known for its striking natural beauty and thriving lobster fleet.

Down East

Frenchboro

Frenchboro

The town of Frenchboro is located on Long Island, near Swan's Island, but incorporates eleven other islands, including Great Duck, Little Duck, and Mount Desert Rock.

Cranberry Isles

Cranberry Isles

Cranberry Isles is made up of five islands totaling 2,045 acres, or 3.2 square miles. Wild low bush cranberries grow on the islands, which gave the archipelago its name.

Swans Island

Swan's Island

Swan’s Island is located off the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. It is a remote island, with ferry service originating in Bass Harbor.

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