MATINICUS EXCURSIONS
LIGHTHOUSE TRIPS
EXCURSION  #1  – ROCKLAND - MATINICUS
ROCK - ROCKLAND

           THREE LIGHTHOUSES
                        
We depart from Rockland going by the Rockland Breakwater
Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, Monroe Island,  Matinicus,
Criehaven, then arriving at Matinicus Rock.  It will take us around 1
¼ to 1 ½   hours to get there.  We spend about 45 minutes circling
the island, observing the lighthouse and all the birds and seals.  
Dolphins and porpoises are often seen.  Sometimes whales are
spotted.  We do not dock or land on the island.  Puffins are usually
seen from May through mid – August.  After we are finished viewing
Matinicus Rock we return to Rockland.  The total trip takes around 3
½ - 4 hours depending on the weather.
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. Sometimes it is nice in Rockland and
foggy at Matinicus Rock.  If it is foggy at Matinicus Rock we can
usually see all or part of it. Very rarely we will arrive and can not see
a thing.
 EXCURSION  #2 – ROCKLAND–
MATINICUS ROCK– HERON NECK-
ROCKLAND  
             
       FOUR LIGHTHOUSES
                        
We depart from Rockland going by  Rockland Breakwater
Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, Monroe Island,  Matinicus,
Criehaven, then arriving at Matinicus Rock.  It will take us around 1
¼ to 1 ½   hours to get there.  We spend about 30 minutes circling
the island, observing the lighthouse and all the birds and seals.  
Dolphins and porpoises are often seen.  Sometimes whales are
spotted.  We do not dock or land on the island.  Puffins are usually
seen from May through mid – August.  After we are finished viewing
Matinicus Rock we leave for Heron Neck Lighthouse on
Vinalhaven.  We spend around 10 minutes here then depart for
Rockland.  The total trip takes around 4 – 4 ½  hours depending
on the weather.
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. Sometimes it is nice in
Rockland and foggy at Matinicus Rock.  If it is foggy at Matinicus
Rock we can usually see all or part of it. Very rarely we will arrive
and can not see a thing.
The cost is $600 total for up to 16 passengers. This fee is due in
full  at time of  making the reservation.
                 
                       
EXCURSION  #3 – ROCKLAND –
HERON NECK – MATINICUS ROCK –
SADDLEBACK LEDGE – GOOSE
ROCKS – BROWNS HEAD - ROCKLAND
               
           
 SEVEN LIGHTHOUSES
                        
We depart from Rockland going by  Rockland Breakwater
Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, Monroe Island, Heron Neck
Lighthouse,  Matinicus, Criehaven, then arriving at Matinicus
Rock. We spend around 10 minutes off Heron Neck and around
30 minutes circling Matinicus Rock, observing the lighthouse and
all the birds and seals.  Dolphins and porpoises are often seen.  
Sometimes whales are spotted.  We do not dock or land on the
island.  Puffins are usually seen from May through mid – August.  
After we are finished viewing Matinicus Rock we leave for
Saddleback Ledge Lighthouse  spending around 10- 15 minutes.
Next we go slowly by Goose Rocks Lighthouse, transiting the Fox
Island Thorofare between North Haven and Vinalhaven.  Browns
Head Lighthouse then appears  Rockland is our next stop.  The
total trip takes around 4 ½ - 5 ½   hours depending on the
weather.
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. Sometimes it is nice in
Rockland and foggy at Matinicus Rock.  If it is foggy at Matinicus
Rock we can usually see all or part of it. Very rarely we will arrive
and can not see a thing.
The cost is $700 total for up to 16 passengers. This fee is due in
full  at time of  making the reservation.
EXCURSION  #4 – ROCKLAND –
HERON NECK – MATINICUS ROCK –
SADDLEBACK LEDGE – ISLE AU HAUT
- GOOSE ROCKS – BROWNS HEAD -
ROCKLAND
               
        EIGHT LIGHTHOUSES
                        
We depart from Rockland going by  Rockland Breakwater
Lighthouse, Owls Head Lighthouse, Monroe Island, Heron Neck
Lighthouse,  Matinicus, Criehaven, then arriving at Matinicus
Rock. We spend around 10 minutes off Heron Neck and around
30 minutes circling Matinicus Rock, observing the lighthouse and
all the birds and seals.  Dolphins and porpoises are often seen.  
Sometimes whales are spotted.  We do not dock or land on the
island.  Puffins are usually seen from May through mid – August.  
After we are finished viewing Matinicus Rock we leave for
Saddleback Ledge Lighthouse  spending around 10 minutes.
Next  in line is Isle Au Haut Light. Then we go slowly by Goose
Rocks Lighthouse, transiting the Fox Island Thorofare between
North Haven and Vinalhaven.  Browns Head Lighthouse then
appears  Rockland is our next stop.  The total trip takes around 5
- 6 hours, depending on the weather.
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. Sometimes it is nice in
Rockland and foggy at Matinicus Rock.  If it is foggy at Matinicus
Rock we can usually see all or part of it. Very rarely we will arrive
and can not see a thing.
The cost is $750 total for up to 16 passengers. This fee is due in
full  at time of  making the reservation.
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