Season and Fees

Ferry to Swan Island

The general Swan Island visitor season runs from May 15 through Mid-October.

To make reservations please call 207-287-5252.

Swan Island may be accessed in one of two ways. Transportation is provided by reservation using a small passenger only ferry. Paddling your canoe or kayak is encouraged as well.

The ferry schedule by reservation only is:

Leaves Richmond Parking Area:
9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 3:15 PM

Leaves Swan Island:
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM

There are two landing sites for paddlers. One is located at the main island landing across from the mainland, and the other at the campground on the east side. Both sites have "iron rangers" to deposit user fees and obtain copies of the self-guided tour brochure (PDF). Please note, the docks at the mainland and island landings are for department use only. Be sure to pull any watercraft above the high tide line and out of the way of access for other users. A topographical map of the island showing landing sites is available for download. Download Topographical Map (PDF).

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Day Use

3 and under: Free
4 and older: $8 per person


3 and under: Free
4 and older: $14 per person

Self-Access Season Pass*

Individual: $40
Family: $75

*specific rules apply. For more information call 207-287-5252 or view season pass application (PDF).