Schoodic Ferry: Passenger Service and Oceanographic Data Collection

15 June 2017
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The Schoodic Ferry is a unique concept that combines passenger service between Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor (see map below) and baseline environmental data collection for oceanographic assessments of the Frenchman Bay. Local and international scientists develop and conduct long-term marine mammal, pelagic bird, bait fish, and plankton surveys, helping the Frenchman Bay community develop an ecosystem level understanding of the Bay and its inhabitants.

Discover the raw beauty of Acadia National Park and Maine’s rugged coastline aboard the Schoodic Ferry. We connect passengers, their bicycles, and leashed pets between the Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula sections of Acadia National Park in an experience that may become the highlight of your vacation. Relax as you cruise between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, unconcerned about traffic or parking during your 45-minute yellow boat ride. Encounter lobstermen hauling traps or greet a harbor porpoise surfing the waves, all while you learn about the intricate workings of Frenchman Bay from scientists.


88 Sargent Street, Winter Harbor, ME, United States
105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, United States

 Directions: Two ports: One in Winter Harbor, One in Bar Harbor (College of the Atlantic Dock)

 Phone number: (207) 801-9444

 Hours: For ferry schedule, please refer to the organization's website (


Schoodic Ferry. Photo credit: Julie Goodblood Clark


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